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Thursday, December 17, 2009

VA - Sitar Beat! Indian Style Heavy Funk Vol. 1

The Sitar Beat series was built with the DJ in mind - collecting some of the wildest, heaviest and most psychedelic Indian Funk recorded and presenting it loud on wax, ready for the turntable. Now, due to popular demand, we’re collecting the heaviest cuts from this vinyl series and presenting them on a limited edition CD. The first four volumes were lessons in just how ahead of their time India’s Bollywood composers were in the 60s, 70s and early 80s. They dug into Indian deep funk and psycho-psychedelic masterpieces recorded for the Bollywood film industry. Alongside full length killers like the funkiest track from the rare “Qurbani” soundtrack, there were Bollywood funk fiestas by acclaimed composers such as Kalanji Ananji and R.D. Burman, with extended breakbeats and re-edits that upped the funk to the boiling point. Together with Ravi’s nephew Ananda Shankhar’s instrumental Sitar freak outs were diva Asha Boshle’s soulful wailings. Culling its music from rare vinyl and utilizing tasteful restoration and remastering, Sitar Beat was the first time that many of these songs are heard by the record-buying public - at least in this form. Edits remove any bobbing and weaving, leaving funk that only flies straight ahead!

Track List:
1. Klaus Doldinger - Sitar Beat
2. Klaus Doldinger - Sitar (Bonus) Beats
3. Kalyanji Anandji - Dharmatma Theme Music (Tommys Edit)
4. Sapan Jagmohan - Meri Aakhon Mein (Edit)
5. Asha Boshle w/ R.D. Burman - Dum Maro Dum Live (Edit)
6. Serge Gainsbourg - New Delire
7. Serge Gainsbourg w/ Michel Colombier - Pyschastenie (Miles Drum Edit)
8. Ananda Shankar - Dancing Drums
9. R.D. Burman - Rocky Bonus Beats
10. R.D. Burman w/ Asha Boshle & Kishore Kumore - Aa Dekhen Jara (Edit)
11. Raghunath Seth - Orchestral Music (Edit)
12. Kalyanji Anandji - Somebody To Love (Edit)
13. Kalyanji Anandji - Bairaag Dance Music (Edit)
14. Kalyanji Anandji - Banarasi Babu Beats
15. Usha Khanna - Hotel Incidental Music (Edit)
16. Kalyanji Anandji - Theme From Don
17. Annu Malik w/ Asha Bhosle & Chorus - Sun O Dilruba Dil Ki Yeh Sada (Edit)
18. R.D Burman - The Burning Train (Kous Edit)
19. Biddu - Qurbani Bonus Beats
20. Biddu w/ Manhar & Anand - Hum Tumhe Chate Hain (Edit)
21. Ananda Shankar - Sa Re Ga (Edit)

Download: Sitar Beat! Indian Style Heavy Funk Vol. 1
Download Size: 100MB


James Chevalier said...

This looks cool ... Thanks!

J Thyme...kind said...

Thank you for both volumes of this series. I like your page!

grapepowder said...

This is amazing stuff! Thanks!

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Unknown said...

thanks a lot!

Zer0_II said...

I try to avoid using rapidshare if I can help it, but megaupload was giving me trouble, and this file is too large to upload to the usual hosts.

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