New Album

Oojami’s brand new album “Walk Alone” is out!

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Oojami - Walk Alone

Oojami has returned with a new album, searching for a new multicultural sound, this time from Manchester, UK.

After having moved to Manchester in recent years, it was meeting vocalist Ben Helm from Liverpool that encouraged and motivated me, alongside the help of Nicola Cavli (violinist), to create and collaborate on this new album. Over the past twenty years I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with many talented musicians from all over the world. Thanks to Ben Helm, Tony Marrison, Erke Erokay, Bülent Yurttaş, Aykut İşçen and Nicola Cavli. Thanks to Christian Guemy for allowing us to use his mural as the cover art, exhibited on a wall in Manchester. The mural is photographed by Matthew Taylor and the album cover is designed by Onur Erbaş.

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About Oojami

Founded by Necmi Cavli, originally a native of Bodrum (Türkiye), moved to London in the nineties and started DJ’ing his own music in a small basement club in the Turkish quarter of North London. Over the last twenty years Necmi, under the name Oojami, has produced six albums (four of them internationally released by an American label), played over three hundred gigs in twenty different countries, including major venues and festivals. Bellydancing Breakbeats album established Oojami in the international bellydancing scene, particularly in the US as exemplified by The Bellydance Superstars. French actress Audrey Tatou was seen gyrating her hips to Oojami’s song in the cult film Dirty Pretty Things. Oojami songs also featured in Body of Lies (Leonardo Di Caprio) movie.

Oojami, back in the orbit!


Released Albums

Time is Now

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Boom Shinga Ling

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Belly Zone: Best of Oojami

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Urban Dervish

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Bellydancing Breakbeats

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Salut De Constantinople

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A thrillingly frentic, rootsy
yet hard-edged sound

(Time Out – UK)

A pulsating blast from
the global jukebox
(The Observer – UK)

West meets East in North London on this tasty ménage
of UK beats and Turkish sounds
(Music Week – UK)

Every track is a distinctive combination of avant thought and primal
beats, crunched into a singularly vivid musical experience
(Billboard – US)

A big, bouncing, face-licking dog of a record, put together with
an excited childlike enthusiasm which overflows out of every track
(The Wire – UK)

A truly exciting
cultural crossover
(Wanderlust – UK)

Impossible to define
but utterly irresistible
(Footloose – IN)

Musical style is unique.
Weird and wonderful entertainment
(Evening Standard – UK)

Similar to that of the Gotan Project and St Germain,
but instead of tango or jazz he’s adapting his own musical heritage
(The Guardian – UK)

It was probably the best ‘world groove’ event
that we’ve ever produced
(Small World – Canada)


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