kosheen : kokopelli (2021 remaster)

out now

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kosheen’s second album “kokopelli”, continued the evolution of kosheen’s sound, an original hybrid informed by their diverse musical roots, their personal experiences from performing live across the world, and all elements of contemporary music, it brings together sian evans’ emotive vocals and traditional song writing techniques to darren decoder’s and markee substance’s dark electronica and guitar-driven riffs. “kokopelli” went gold, and included the chart hit “all in my head”.

lovingly remastered for 2021

listen to it now on all super streamer outlets 👉

kosheen : kokopelli (2021 remaster)

drops : thurs 22th july 2021 pre-save

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we’re super pleased that “kokopelli (2021 remaster)”, is available from all top dsp’s from 22/07/21.

“kokopelli”, was kosheen’s second album, and evolved their original hybrid sound. it went gold, and included the hit “all in my head”.

remastered for 2021

pre-save it here now 👉

kosheen : resist (2021 remaster)

out now

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after hugely influential, independent singles like ‘hide u’, ‘catch’ & ‘(slip & slide) suicide’, kosheen achieved massive club, critical & chart success. their much loved lp ‘resist’ presents yet more dimensions of kosheen, with sparkling electronic breakbeat, deep chilled drum ‘n’ bass torch songs and achingly beautiful downbeat melancholia allowing sian’s emotive voice full range. this is a killer debut. remastered for 2021

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kosheen : hide u

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kosheen – “hide u” – the dance anthem,  in its 2 original flavas.  we’re excited to be re-releasing the drum and bass classic and the prog house smash – both big, bassy and beautiful . the d&b mix was mixed by decoder & substance & the house mix by john creamer and stephane k, out on moksha recordings

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shamen : on spotify

you can follow the shamen on spotify here…

Here’s a wee Shamen intro playlist for you: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3UYALt0TrMTBsk9Jmo4Ij4?si=E8zP5Ki4QACJ6J-Ms1O2AQ

the shamen: boss drum revisited

It’s been 25 years since the release of The Shamens’ “Boss Drum” album, which won them a highly coveted Ivor Novello award for Songwriters of the year, went double platinum album and of course spawned the sometimes controversial no1 Single for four ( yes count them) weeks “Ebeneezer Goode” alongside the hit single “LSI”, “Boss Drum”, “Phorever People”, ‘Re-evolution’ and “Comin; On” , some rather fine mixes &  more….. which seems like a good reason to mention it.

You can hear it here

or here

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the shamen: 25 years after ‘ebeenezer goode’

25 years after the Shamens’ single release “Ebeneezer Goode” was banned,  then sent scurrying up the charts to no1 where it remained for 4 weeks until we deleted it.  Heres some more palaver on how it came to be, in case anyone missed it last time:

How we made … Ebeneezer Goode by the Shamen

with some more gratuitous rug references.. especially for anyone that hated it 😉

listen links here

More carry on at the Shamen’ Facebook page.

Heres some of the flava it came in

Ebeneezer Goode – Beat edit  The Shamen

Ebeneezer Goode – South of Detroit Vocal  The Shamen

Ebeneezer Goode – Shamen Dub  The Shamen

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joi soundsystem : haroon shamsher – joi – tribute anniversary event –  8th july – new venue

photo credit: spencer rowell

haroon shamsher – joi – tribute anniversary event –  8th july – new venue
The tribute event to celebrate the anniversary of Haroon from Joi Soundsystem, premature passing away, will now take place in the Brady Arts centre, on 192-196 Hanbury st, ( round the corner from Haroon’s Blue plaque in Brick Lane ) on the 8th July 2017.
This musical celebration of his life achievements, contribution to culture and to commemorate his blue plaque honour, is open to all – family, friends and fans.
Farook will join you to honour and toast Haroons creativity, with music, food and drink.
Event:     “Haroon Shamsher -Joi tribute anniversary event”
Date:       8th July
Place :     Brady Arts Centre,
Address: 192 -196 Hanbury St, London E1 HU
Time:      18.00-12.00 midnight
Admission: Free
Quotes: on Haroon Shamsher Blue plaque:

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.