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.

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Real World – joi soundsystem


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.”


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

joi : real world 25 cd

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 :


released : 29/09/2014
real world records
cat no : cdrw203
format: 3 x CD Box Setdownload




if you like what you hear, check out a whole lot more joi on :
one and one is one [album]
one & one is one
©1999 real world records
cat no : cdrw74 | 724384701826
format : cddownload

we are three [album]
joi we are 3
©2000 real world records
cat no : cdrw92 | 724384987121
format : cd download