N-Joi formed in 1990 when Nigel Champion and Mark Franklin (2) AKA Marc Kulak were 20 years old. They were later joined by Samantha Sprackling AKA Saffron. Initially playing illegal underground warehouse parties, they subsequently had quite some chart success. Adding Saffron's vocal performance to the "underground" sound brought N-Joi to a wider audience and they became one of the more successful dance acts of the early 1990's. They took their live performances around the world, touring the USA, UK, Europe, Asia and Australia. They did remixing work for artists such as Annie Lennox and toured the UK supporting Prodigy and 808 State.
After finishing the 1995 US tour, the members of N-Joi decided to go their separate ways (Sprackling became lead singer of Republica, Champion and Kulak continued writing, producing and remixing.
Due to demand for live gigs, Nigel and Marc got back together again and, since the beginning of 2002, have been performing around the UK.

There will be a brand new version of their Hit Record "Anthem" to be released on Deconstruction records (Sony) Summer 2011, which will initiate a new phase for the band.

N-Joi Discography


74321 25687-2 NJoi* Inside Out (Album) Deconstruction 74321 25687-2 UK 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none N-Joi Music Is A State Of Mind E.P. (EP) Not On Label (N-Joi) none UK 1989 Sell This Version
PT 44042 N-Joi Music From A State Of Mind (Single, EP, Maxi) Deconstruction, RCA PT 44042 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
07863 62162-1 NJoi* Mindflux / Malfunction / Phoenix / Rhythm Zone (EP, Single) RCA 07863 62162-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
2803-1-RDAB N-Joi Anthem (Single, Maxi) Deconstruction 2803-1-RDAB US 1990 Sell This Version
RDCC62006-1, RCA 62006-1 N-Joi Malfunction RCA, Deconstruction RDCC62006-1, RCA 62006-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
PT 44344 N-Joi Adrenalin EP (EP) Deconstruction PT 44344 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
PT 45252 DJ N-Joi Live In Manchester (Single) Deconstruction PT 45252 DJ UK 1992 Sell This Version
FOZ 1 N-Joi The Drumstruck E.P. (EP) Deconstruction FOZ 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
Strong 1 Njoi* Strength(12", Promo) Deconstruction Strong 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CSL 743212521344 NJoi* Papillon (Maxi) Deconstruction CSL 743212521344 Mexico 1994 Sell This Version
JOI 1 N-Joi Earquake(12", Promo) Deconstruction JOI 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
79591-59021-1 N-Joi Bad Things (Single) Deconstruction 79591-59021-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
74321 61561 1 N-Joi versus Tact N-Joi versus Tact - Screeem! (Anthem 98) (Single) Deconstruction, BMG 74321 61561 1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CMED1003 NJoi* Anthem (2006 Mixes) (Single, Maxi) The New Black Records CMED1003 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none NJoi* A Classic Band's Take On 2 Classic Trax (Single) The New Black Records none UK 2007 Sell This Version
none NJoi* EP(CD, EP, Promo) The New Black Records none UK 2007 Sell This Version
none NJoi* Ready 2 Party(CDr, EP, Promo) The New Black Records, Hyperactive (2) none UK 2007 Sell This Version

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June 16, 2014
In my opinion N-Joi were the best band of this era, even today their music sounds different, but not dated. They are certainly the only band I regret not seeing when I had the chance.

It's a shame they will probably be know to most people for Anthem, which is not one of their best tracks IMO. From a time when underground music was pushing boundaries, their music was consistently different and well produced. They were able to fuse breakbeat, sub-bass, beeps, acid lines, rave stabs, odd lead sounds, and looped samples all under pinned by a solid 4 to the floor 909 kick drum. They were innovators, and sadly never achieved the highs they were capable of.


September 21, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
N-Joi what an amazing pioneering band easily up there with the Prodigy , Shades of Rhythm , Chemical brothers and the like. Lot's of stand out tracks from these guys as well that are still being played to this day. Anthem probably being the main one for the oldskool hands in the Air Piano line. Even their house, darker techno and acid stuff is pure class and has some awesome 303 action, tracks like Papillon and Drumstick EP really take you on an epic journey. Shame there isn't more music made like this anymore. Join us on our other page if your into this sort of music and era @ http://facebook.com/weloveoldskool

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