In November, Dishoom released the Slip-Disc Bombay Grooves LP, a vinyl and CD compilation of 10 hand-picked tracks that capture the personality of the restaurant group and the spirit of the age that inspired their latest opening in London Soho near Carnaby Street.
Creating it was both a labour of love and a phenomenally in-depth research project. Music Concierge and the Dishoom team tracked down the writer Sidharth Bhatia, author of India Psychedelic, which chronicled the genesis and evolution of this fascinating chapter in India’s musical history; as well as reaching out to some of the musicians involved in the Bombay _ scene of the 1960s.
For us, it was highly rewarding rummage through tracks that needed to reflect the essence of Dishoom - whilst highlighting the cross-cultural musical pollination that took place between London and Bombay in the ‘60s.
The album is out now, and we can confidently say that there is nothing else like it on vinyl – it’s conclusive proof that, sometimes, long-distance relationships do work...
A1. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
A2. Cissy Strutt
Bill Ravi Harris & e Prophets
A3. The Party (reprise)
Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
A4. Born To Be Wild
A5. You Me Bullets Love
The Bombay Royal
B1. I Like London In e Rain
B2. Get Carter
BB Davis & e Red Orchidstra
B3. Ain’t at Peculiar
Peter Ivers Group feat. Asha Puthli
B4. Jaan Pehchan Ho
B5. Bang Bang
(My Baby Shot Me Down) Gábor Szabó
Slip-Disc: Dishoom’s Bombay Grooves is available through Rough Trade.
Read Clash magazine’s report on the album launch here