joi sound system : new album out now!

joi sound system is out now!
celebrating the career of asian underground pioneers, joi.
a new 2cd ‘best of’ entitled ‘joi sound system‘, is released today (22/07/2015).

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compiled from joi’s three real world albums: one and one is one (released 1999), we are three (2000) and without zero (2007) plus three bonus tracks.

‘…it’s a gift and a blessing for the multitudes who know and love joi – as it is for new fans…‘

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joi sound system : new album out next week!

joi sound system will be released on 22nd june 2015…

‘…joi sound system is a gift and a blessing for the multitudes who know and love joi – as it is for new fans…
a double album compiled from joi’s three real world albums: one and one is one (released 1999), we are three (2000) and without zero (2007) plus three bonus tracks.

joi sound system
01: a desert storm
02: oh my people
03: don’t cha know that
04: amar kahani
05: journey
06: we need your vote
07: my love
08: deep asian vibes
09: you show me love
10: the blessing
11: joi bani

01: fingers
02: world of colours (ambient mix)
03: cha cha cha
04: asian vibes
05: the holy side
06: what you are
07: esy-shj
08: praying for you
09: come back to me
10: flying with you
11: fulfilment in dub

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joi sound system : new album – joi sound system

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.

joi : music nation (c4)

if you missed the music nation documentary film on ‘british asian sound systems‘ earlier in the week…catch up on (channel) 4od right now!

Asian Vibes Joi

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.

the film features audio from two joi songs; ‘asian vibes & ‘a desert storm, includes farook being interviewed and clips the video for ‘asian vibes‘.

asian vibes‘ – a single taken from the joi album ‘one and one is one‘ released on real world records.
one & one is one
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guardian culture : “…music nation … the best tv show about music in years.”


dusky : yoohoo (kosheen / catch)

want to hear an original use of kosheen’s ‘catch‘? then check out ‘yoohoo‘ by dusky!

catch kosheen dusky yoohoo

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 … ‘

joi : real world 25 itunes

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!

other press:
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…”

 check out a whole lot more joi on their 3 real world released albums :
one & one is one joi we are 3 joi below zero