Mission To The Sitars
by Fort Knox Five
FKX095 – Fort Knox Recordings
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“Mission To The Sitars” is the only instrumental track on the Pressurize The Cabin album and features Fort Knox Five founding member Rob Myers on sitar. Well known as the signature sitar of globe trotting sensation Thievery Corporation, Rob leads the charge on a magic carpet ride into outer space. Three stellar remixes, by Smalltown DJs, Sabo and Thunderball flip the original into unique dancefloor bombs that will launch any party into the stratosphere.
Longtime friends, and well known to fans of Fool’s Gold Records, Calgary’s own Smalltown DJs have reworked Mission To The Sitars into a bass heavy house workout. Adding some original female vocals that narrate the mission, inspiring the listener with “love and light and happiness.” Meant to be played loud on a booming system, this remix is hard hitting and groovy enough to get even the most jaded music lover moving on the dancefloor.
Los Angeles based Sabo brings to bear his Sol Selectas late morning house vibe on his remix. Sabo takes the mission into the desert, ratcheting down the tempo into a deep, tribal house groove. He creates a heavy hypnotic vibe incorporating atmospheric sitars, warped basslines and a relentless tablas workout. Sabo has created an ethereal voyage which is destined to take the listener into orbit and leave you there.
Fort Knox Five’s alter ego Thunderball takes Mission To The Sitars and launches it into the far reaches of space with their relentless drum’n’bass remix. Using the full sitar melody of the original, Thunderball has revved up the tempo, adding propulsive drums, choppy synths and rolling bass. Like a lunar rover on the moon, this remix drives over the peaks and valleys, all the way to the dark side and back.