Vaibhav Bhutani from New Delhi, India is an artist and composer who makes music under the moniker ioish. He produces all the music and then gets people to play it their way on the tracks. ioish has just released a new song entitled ‘Radiance’.
Vaibhav Bhutani used to produce music for all of Viacom’s 18 Channels in India for about 4 years, including Nat Geo, Discovery, History channel and more. He talks about it saying “It wasn’t rewarding at all and it was making me hate music because of overdoing it (300+ songs a week including mixing and mastering). I have moved on as a psychologist and a sound therapist, but I still love music so this cant ever be stopped”.
ioish drummer Shantanu Sudarshan has been working as an active session musician for both stage and studio scenarios since 2017. He has had the opportunity to work with/for many artists in the Indian music industry in various musical settings such as Jazz, Fusion, DnB/Electronica, Hip-Hop, Rock and Pop.
Shantanu has been playing professionally since 2008, starting his career as a member of the Delhi- based bands October, Jester and Grammy Winning Effort. In 2016, he completed his Bachelor’s in Music(Honors) Degree from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London and earned a Level 6 Teaching Licentiate Diploma from Rockschool, London.
Vaibhav Bhutani started ioish in 2012 after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis. He used to be in a progressive metal band before that. He says “Me not being able to play helped in the genesis of the one of the first all instrumental band in the country, so I have no regrets there”.
What is the main purpose of your new releases in 2022 ?
As it is the 10th year anniversary of ioish, which is one of the first all instrumental band in India. I (Vaibhav Bhutani) am getting a line up of musicians I’ve admired and getting it mixed and mastered by some great producers like Brett Caldis Lima. I am also moving towards a very theatrical performance instead of the same old rock and roll shows, I plan to implement projection mapping so I will animate the whole album along with the songs.
Tell us about your new single ‘Radiance’ ?
The first song called Radiance is out now on all the streaming platforms. It is the first song with the new drummer, Shantanu Sudarshan and as the bassist, Abhinav left the band, its a homage to him out of respect for what hes done for the band in the past. Also, theres a short video out to show what the future holds.
Do you have a quote you’d like to include?
Favourite Quote – “First In, Last Out” Motto of the Bridgeburners (Malazan Book of the Fallen) – Shantanu Sudarshan
“Dyou know what I mean” – Vaibhav
What does ioish have that others in your industry/market niche don’t?
I have been in the music industry as a musician since past 18 years. I started producing music 12 years ago since then I have composed music for all the viacom 18 channels including Nat geo, History and Discovery channel. I have a degree in sound engineering from SAE Singapore and I have produced countless bands since. I also ghost write music for other artists. After I reached my end point with viacom, I decided to pursue psychology and got a degree in sound therapy.
In 2016 Shantanu completed his Bachelor’s in Music(Honours) Degree from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, London and earned a Level 6 Teaching Licentiate Diploma from Rockschool, London. Shantanu also works as an educator by teaching privately and teaches/has taught at The Shri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication ; Facilitator/Visiting Faculty
(2017 – present day)
Pathways School, Gurgaon ; Percussion and Music Theory (2017-2018)