N-Joi

N-Joi

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English Rave / Techno band formed in 1989 by Nigel Champion & Mark Franklin. Their early material was highly influential in the UK rave scene, with many bands inspired by their sound & live performance. Republica vocalist Saffron started her career by performing live with the band, but she recorded no material with them.

They released the LP "Inside Out" in 1995, by which time the band had developed a more refined Progressive House sound.

They are mainly remembered for the House track "Anthem".
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N-Joi Discography

Albums

NJoi* Inside Out (Album) Deconstruction UK 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

N-Joi Music Is A State Of Mind E.P. (EP) Not On Label (N-Joi) UK 1989 Sell This Version
N-Joi Music From A State Of Mind (Single, EP, Maxi) Deconstruction, RCA Germany 1990 Sell This Version
NJoi* Mindflux / Malfunction / Phoenix / Rhythm Zone (EP, Single) RCA US 1991 Sell This Version
N-Joi Anthem (Single, Maxi) Deconstruction US 1990 Sell This Version
N-Joi Malfunction RCA, Deconstruction US 1991 Sell This Version
N-Joi Adrenalin EP (EP) Deconstruction UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
N-Joi Live In Manchester (Single) Deconstruction UK 1992 Sell This Version
N-Joi The Drumstruck E.P. (EP) Deconstruction UK 1993 Sell This Version
Strong 1 Njoi* Strength(12", Promo) Deconstruction Strong 1 UK 1993 Sell This Version
NJoi* Papillon (Maxi) Deconstruction Mexico 1994 Sell This Version
JOI 1 N-Joi Earquake(12", Promo) Deconstruction JOI 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
N-Joi Bad Things (Single) Deconstruction US 1995 Sell This Version
N-Joi versus Tact N-Joi versus Tact - Screeem! (Anthem 98) (Single) Deconstruction, BMG UK 1998 Sell This Version
NJoi* Anthem (2006 Mixes) (Single, Maxi) The New Black Records UK 2006 Sell This Version
NJoi* A Classic Band's Take On 2 Classic Trax (Single) The New Black Records 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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aidiothir

aidiothir

June 2, 2016
edited 4 months ago
N-Joi were the pioneers of 1991 Techno sound, their music was almost parallel to Belgian 91'ish Techno music, even though they were from UK, with tracks like Malfunction, Adrenalin, Mindflux, The Kraken, Phoenix, Manic. I cannot think other artist from UK that capture so much the european 1991 techno sound like N-Joi with bleeps, bass, breaks, stabs and 4/4 rhythm alltogether to a result of hands in the air energetic hard techno rave music. Sadly they never released some of the tracks of ''Live In Manchester parts1&2'' properly to singles, or maybe some other of their demo tracks of that period that we will never know. I wish they had done more music and releases during 1990-1992, than they did. That would have been cool. One of my legends ever.
Braindead

Braindead

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.
Handsonrecords.co.uk

Handsonrecords.co.uk

September 21, 2011
edited over 5 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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