Real Name:
Nigel Champion, Mark Franklin
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. The band is mainly remembered for the piano track "Anthem" from that period.

They released the LP "Inside Out" in 1995, by which time the band had developed a more refined progressive house sound. Unfortunately, they were dropped by deConstruction just prior to the album's release.


N-Joi - Inside Out album art NJoi* Inside Out (Album) Deconstruction UK 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

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

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September 9, 2018
I wish a cd compilation unmixed of course of their early work would come out


September 13, 2017
Respect! Very proud to have worked with Nigel Champion when I was at Nukleuz Records and he was putting out house music as 'Champion Burns' - totally down to earth guy... proper legend


June 2, 2016
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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 into singles, or maybe some other of their demo tracks of that period that we will never hear. I wish they had done more techno music and releases during 1990-1992, than they did. That would have been cool. One of my legends ever.


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 7 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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