Joi were at the vanguard of London’s Asian Underground in the late 90’s, with their DJ-led mix of breakbeats and Eastern grooves. ‘Joi Sound System’ (to be released 22 June), a double album compiled from their three Real World albums (+ bonus tracks), is a treat for the multitudes who know and love Joi, as it is for a new audience
Joi sounded like the future, back in the day. Right here, right now, they still do.
The original Asian fusionists were always one step ahead of the game, what with their DJ-led mix of breakbeats and Eastern grooves, their electronic roots and real playing values, the way they would gig as both a sound system and as a fully-fledged band with vocals, keyboards and guitar as well as tabla, flute and sitar.
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Check out Joi’s track “Asian Vibes”: