Sunday, September 2, 2007
MEGAPACK! INDIAN HEAVY FUNK! BOLLYWOOD HARD-STYLE MASTERPIECES!
ALBUM`````````````Sitar Beat Vol. 2, 3 & 4
GENRE`````````````BOLLYWOOD HARD FUNK
Unfortunately, I couldnt find volume 1 of this insane compilation but here are numbres 2,3 and 4. If anyone has volume 1, please let me know.
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.
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!