About The Project
Dishoom approached Float PR wanting to send their new compilation record to journalists to consider for coverage. Float PR recognised it was important to present the compilation as a stand alone release separate to the opening of their new location. In other to achieve the desired coverage Float PR secured Dishoom distribution of their release to all UK record stores and set an official release date for the record.
Float PR also hosted a Q&A event with Max Reinhardt of BBC3 as a host, inviting both broadsheet and digital press. to attend The event was organised to show journalists the passion behind the release from one of the founders of Dishoom and resulted in three online features.
"Fascinating exploration of cultural crossover in the Swinging '60s" – 8/10 Uncut
“Utterly dancefloor-worthy-with any luck, this will just be the first volume” – ★★★★ Mojo
“an eclectic mix of classics and deep cuts, with killer tunes of both an aged and more recent vintage” – Fact
"great taste not just in food but music which is really important if you're a music fan" – Cerys Matthews BBC6 Music
Songlines Feature Published
Mojo Book Review Published ★★★
BBC3 Music Max Reinhardt played Ain't That Peculiar by Peter Ivers Group
BBC3 Music Lopa Kothari played Jaan Pehchan Ho by Mohammed Rafi
BBC6 Music Radcliffe and Maconie played Jumpin’ Jack Flash by Ananda Shankar
BBC6 Music Interview with Asha Puthli and Rob Wood played Ain’t That Peculiar by Peter Ives Group
BBC6 Music Cerys Matthews played Born To Be Wild by The Savages
BBC6 Music Cerys Matthews played I Like London In The Rain by Blossom Dearie
BBC6 Music Cerys Matthews played Jumpin' Jack Flash by Ananda Shankar
BBC6 Music Gideon Coe played Born To Be Wild by The Savages and You Me Bullets Love by The Bombay Royale
BBC6 Music Don Letts played Get Carter by BB Davis & The Red Orchidstra
The Artsdesk Peter Culshaw played Jumpin’ Jack Flash by Ananda Shankar
About The Record
The Dishoom team began planning the Dishoom Carnaby site on Kingly Street earlier this year, drawing inspiration from the area’s iconic history. A deeper look unearthed a surprising relationship that had flourished in the 1960s, when Western influences kicked off a rocking music scene in Bombay. The team were increasingly drawn in by this largely forgotten cul-de-sac of history, and contacted Sidharth Bhatia, an author who documents this history in his book ‘India Psychedelic’, as well as many of the musicians who were involved at the time. As the Carnaby project evolved, both Rob and Shamil felt instinctively that an album was the right thing to do. It would allow them to showcase the wonderful music they had uncovered, and like the restaurant itself, bridge the gap between London and Bombay while paying homage to the 1960s.
“Conceiving the tracklisting and putting the album together has been a complete labour of love – though one we have enjoyed every minute of! Things that are worthy of people's precious time and attention are made from love and passion. And this is one of them.” – Shamil Thakrar & Rob Wood