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Natives of Bengal, India, the Shamsher brothers — Asian/Anglo DJ-vocalists Haroon and Farook — initial attracted interest in the early-’90s while members from the Joi Bengal AUDIO SYSTEM. Their debut one, “Desert Surprise,” premiered in 1993. Experts of the brand new studio room technology, they often times made an appearance at DAT/DJ program in London night clubs where they artistically blended DATs with vinyl fabric and sampling and live percussion by Bongo Paul. 1999 appeared to be the entire year that Joi acquired envisioned for pretty much ten years. After years of creating a pursuing in London night clubs, the self-described “first Asian backbeat fusionists” acquired successfully toured THE UNITED STATES and acquired released a groundbreaking record, One and YOU ARE One, on Peter Gabriel’s REAL LIFE label. Merging Asian chants, India-influenced melodies and westernized dance music and hip-hop, the Shamsher brothers have been embraced by the favorite music globe. The headliners from the “Freshworld” Totally free Music Celebration in London, Joi received a BBC Asian Music award in 1999. While VH1 stated that Joi “mesh the materials of underground dance, Indian percussion, trance-inducing chants and a tempo a lot more futurist than old-school funk”, MTV stated, “They’ve concocted a batch of four-on-the-floor dance quantities that incorporate relentlessly upbeat and free-spirited audio.” Just like the momentum from the band’s rise peaked, Haroon Shamsher was compelled to turn off functions when his sibling fell sufferer to a coronary attack and passed away on July 8, 1999. After a four-month amount of mourning, Farook taken together a fresh line-up for the group and begun to grab the parts, touring as starting action for the United kingdom tour by Eurythmics. 2001’s We Are Three and 2006’s Without No followed.

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