Pandit G ( Asian Dub Foundation (Official) Sound System )
Haroon was one of the pioneers. I remember seeing Joi Bangla Sound System down Bass Clef back in the 80s. The music , the vibe, the crowd. I knew then something new was going to happen, bringing together not just our origins – but where we find ourselves today.
Bobby Friction (DJ Presenter – BBC Asian Network )
Haroon Shamsher changed British Music forever Haroon Shamsher changed Britain Forever
Jon Coxon ( SpringHeelJack/ Producer)
“Haroon was a musical agitator, with no respect for musical boundaries”
Mark Strippel (Head of BBC Radio 1Xtra / Asian Network )
Haroon Shamsher continues to be an inspiration. He made a profound difference throughout his career, from the origins of Joi Bangla as a youth movement in the East End to the evolution into groundbreaking music collective Joi. The group changed the British music landscape and his cultural impact lives on today.”
Aki Nawaz ( Nation Records, Fun-Da-Mental )
Haroon was a hero and acknowledgement to him and Joi collective is a absolute Joy
Mushtaq Omar Uddin (Producer, Songwriter, Amy Winehouse, Skepta)
I remember his (Haroon’s) shyness, quietness and reluctance to limelight. Very loud qualities that most others in that microcosm seemed to lack. A true genius of his time. I used to look up to him.