Real World Records will be releasing a new Joi Sound System album on 22 June – a 2CD celebration of the band, compiled by Farook.
Joi sound system sounded like the future, back in the day. Right here, right now, they still do.
Released on 22 June, Joi Sound System celebrates the influence of the band Joi, pioneers of the Asian Underground.
see their video here ….
and trip down memory lane by viewing the original here
if you missed the music nation documentary film on ‘british asian sound systems‘ earlier in the week…catch up on (channel) 4od right now!
the documentary features farook from joi, adf aki nation, bally sagoo, bobby friction, bombay jungle, dj ritu, hustlers convention, reju sharma, riz ahmed and many more in celebration of the musical and social phenomenon of british asian rave, the anthem for many second generation british south asians during the 1990s as they negotiated their britishness
directed by william williamson and made by archers mark for dazed magazine.
guardian culture : “…music nation … the best tv show about music in years.”
production duo nick harriman and alfie granger-howell a.k.a. dusky have built a pure, unadulterated dancefloor hit re-working sian’s haunting ‘you call it love’ vocal from ‘catch‘
debuting on pete tong’s radio 1 show on 10 october 2014 as an essential new tune, it’s a banger of a track!
out on dusky’s 17 steps / polydor label on 21 november 2014.
what’s being said :
clash music : ‘ … sliding snare and cymbal cracks … leading with a pleading vocal”you call it love” … ‘
salacious sound : ‘ … melodic piano and classic vocals make it an instant sensation ready for any dance floor.’
do androids dance : ‘ … jumps out as an instant winner from the first listen …’
pretty much amazing : ‘… a gradually-building banger fit for the most progressive of uk clubs … ‘
real world 25 is a fantastic introduction to music from around the world.
many are agreeing, that this beautiful 3 cd box set is a real treasure trove, which includes tracks ‘mustt mustt’ [nusrat fateh ali khan], ‘kufilaw’ [maryam mursal] , ‘the feeling begins’ [peter gabriel] and ‘fingers‘ [joi] amongst many others.
itunes usa have spotlighted the release with some of the artist albums being featured including ‘one and one is one‘ by joi!
all about jazz : – “…a beautiful collection of some of the best, brightest and most representative music gems… innovative and ambitious artists who have married their traditional music with the popular music of today, like band joi, which mixed bengali music with breakbeat
folk radio uk : – “…but it’s the other tracks that surprise and delight in equal measure, from..the tightly wound beats and bass of joi…”
world music central : – “… normally, i list an album’s highlights in my reviews, but in this case it’s hard to choose as this is truly an outstanding compilation and practically every artist selected deserves complete attention. the list is mind blowing: nusrat fateh ali khan, maryam mursal, joi, little axe, the blind boys of alabama, peter gabriel,
the monolith cocktail : – “…cd number 1 charts ‘significant highlights’ and ‘classics’ from the label’s history… opening selection introducing (or of course re-introducing) us to the mystical Sufi devotional vocals of nusrat fateh ali khan… the trans global desert song of maryam mursal… and the alternative dub/electronica bangladesh and uk fusion collective joi…”
listen to ‘fingers’ by joi as part of the new, beautifully packaged 3 cd box set, ‘real world 25‘, released by peter gabriel’s real world records. containing the story of 25 years of real world records, it’s a fantastic anthology of world music.
real world 25 :