Joi honoured with blue plaque

I’m a bit late but it’s a week since the BBC unveiled some of their music blue plaques. One to draw your attention to is for Haroon Shamsher in London’s Brick Lane. Haroon and Farook Shamsher were Joi and then Joi Soundsystem until Haroon’s tragic death in 1999. Farook has continued with excellent albums such as “One And One Is One” and “We Are Three” or get the “Joi Sound System” comp (here). If you don’t own them please rectify this shortcoming. You won’t regret it.

Their 1991 debut was Spiritual Get Together from which is taken my favourite of theirs A Desert Storm. A mix of top notch break beats, rave piano, all manner of samples and an Indian sensibility. “let our record speak for itself” indeed.

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~ by acidted on June 22, 2017.

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