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MindFilter 04:23
RaagMania 05:08
Elastic 03:45
DestiNation 04:58
Is it Legal? 05:52
The Return 05:54


This is the TJ Rehmi debut album, recorded in the early 90's, and first released on Nation Records in 1998. This version has been re-edited and/or re-mastered for this particular release by the artist. The release date of 1998 has been used to reflect the period in which the compositions were actually created.

Here are a few of the many reviews from that time:

" "My only barrier is your mind" states TJ Rehmi on the sleeve of his debut album ... Rehmi gets it right with the highly underrated Asian Drum n Bass masterpiece, The Fusionist, and displays a bewildering variety of influences - from classical to folk, hip hop to be bop, bhangra to chill out. For those who thought UK Asian music stopped at bhangra, this will be an eye opener and Rehmi delivers his own commentary on it in the block-rocking 'Who Killed Bhangra' " Tower Records/TOP

" ... is it jazz or drum n bass? Asian Classical or New age? Funk or Folk?... dimly aware of TJ from an appearance on last years 'Outcaste Untouchable Beats' ... nothing had prepared me for the astonishing vision and scope of his album" Folk Roots

"He keeps it minimalist, never od-ing on the cultural feast at his fingertips, and revealing a talent that makes this a must" D+ Magazine

"If played loud enough to the current Indian and Pakistani governments, would stop the escalating nuclear bomb-testing farrago ... there's nuff affecting fallout coming out of Rehmi's assorted Eastern thythms to induce flailing around like demonic dervishes without any radiation sickness to contend with" Melody Maker


released April 1, 1998

Written and Produced by TJ Rehmi
Sarangi - Ustaad Sabri Khan
Flute -Bipin Gill
Tabla/Percussion - S Man X
Engineering + additional Samples - Frantic Kam
Album Cover design - Humayan/Plan 9
Recorded/Miixed at Frantic studio with Kam
(except for Who killed bhangra, Prisoners of Freedom,
and DestiNation recorded at the Mood Laboratory studio one)

Exploration:1995 was recorded live onto cassette tape with
TJ Rehmi- electric guitar
George scicluna - bass
Alan Francis - trumpet
Mendi Mohinder Singh - tabla
Adam Palmer - keyboards

Special Thanks to: Rich and Aki from Nation, John Soares, Balbo and Pali, S man X and Frantic Kam, Humayan, Kameelyon and A-Zhi and Abida Rehmi.


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TJ Rehmi UK

TJ Rehmi, guitarist, composer & producer, has been a pioneering and innovative artist who, from the early 1990’s, has been exploring the use of technology with world music. His work includes recording and performing as a session guitarist, composing experimental solo albums, remixing and studio production for others.
Presently, he is the creaTive director & Music producer @ the Mood Lab Studio.
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