Sitar Hero

A random, shuffle-function style Friday post to celebrate the end of a long, somewhat stressful week. Dave Pike is a jazz vibraphone and marimba player who’s been doing his stuff since the 1950s. He’s probably best known for this super-funky, sitar-led, slightly kitsch, 60s groover. Which was covered by Paul Weller and chums in the mid 90s as Indian Vibes and remixed by various folk (Richard Fearless, Andrew Innes etc). I posted the original and a remix a year or two back. Here’s the original.


Sitar, Dub And Bass

As a follow on from Paul Weller’s Indian Vibes excursion that I posted the other day, I went back and listened to the whole e.p. Death In Vegas mainman Richard Fearless’ remix of Mathar is the stand out of the versions- some very cool electronic dub to wash over you.

Sitar, Drums And Bass

A track from 1998 which sounds surprisingly good today- Mathar by Indian Vibes, with some very catchy sitar playing, and general 90s clubbiness (y’know, Sunday Social, Chemical Brothers, that kind of thing). Indian Vibes was Paul Weller and chums with producer Brendan Lynch. The 12″ came with two remixes, one by Death In Vegas’ Richard Fearless who took it dubwards and another by Primal Scream who turned in something very noisy indeed. There’s much to enjoy in this extended version.