RIP State Of Bengal (1965 – 2015)

I’m still processing the sad news that Sam Zaman aka State Of Bengal passed away. The man was an legendary musical influence on me, my friends, peers and family.

In 2007, Sam came over to my house to record an episode of the Shiva Soundsystem podcast. We talked and joked for hours which made the editing of the show really hard!

We got there in the end and his selection is second to none. Obviously. It’s also really nice hearing his voice again.

Track 1 – RD Burman – (EMI)
Track 2 – Lacksley Castell – Mr Government Man (Negus Roots)
Track 3 – The Police – Canary In A Coalmine (A&M)
Track 4 – Baul Bishwa – (Paco Iris)
Track 5 – Michael Hutchence – The Passanger (Warner)
Track 6 – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Kina Sona (OSA)
Track 7 – Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone (Columbia)
Track 8 – Ananda Shankar – Streets Of Calcutta (Reprise)
Track 9 – The Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom (Go Feet)
Track 10 – Carl Malcolm – Hey Fatty Boom Boom (Horse)

Additional Audio: Infinite Scale – Fade (

If you like any of the tracks please hunt them down and buy them xx

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