To celebrate their first Northern Hemisphere tour, a prize slot at Glastonbury festival and a year of good work, The Bombay Royale released Phone Baje Na, a bass-heavy, head-nodding Bollywood hypno-hop remix EP. Another hit from the pen of Bengal via Richmond songsmith Shourov Bhattacharya and guitar wizard Tom Martin, Phone Baje Na is Bengali for “the phone doesn’t ring” and is a haunting tale of unrequited love.
Available on 12” vinyl and digital formats, Phone Baje Na features three remixes in a range of flavours. From Pasobionic’s jilted post-Dilla bounce to Damn Moroda’s aggressive bass rave futurism to Monkeymarc’s arpeggiated boom bap beatdown, the tempo never gets above 100 bpm but the vibe gets progressively deeper and darker. Also included is the shimmering original mix and a previously unreleased Bollywood psych funk instrumental Sleeping Giant.