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Otm Shank goes paddle boating with Bryce Lamar and Girish Chatterjee

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Otm Shank


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Bio: Who is Otm Shank? Some say he had an illustrious career as a Bollywood pop singer before appearing in Hollywood. Others say that he has always been here.

What we do know is that in 2015 Otm Shank (pronounced "Oh-tum Shank") launched his Los-Angeles-based World-inspired electronic music record label, Pinkturban, with his debut dance-floor monster single, "Ravish”. Since then, Otm’s tracks have been supported by a diverse range of international DJs and radio stations, including BBC 6 Music, BBC Asian Network, Sirius XM, 5FM, and George FM, and remixed by the likes of ZDS (Dirtybird, Toolroom), Jey Kurmis (Hot Creations), Bakongo (Roska Kick & Snares), and Ahadadream (Boiler Room).

Otm offers a unique blend of Indian Classical and bass-heavy dance music, embellished with warm, exotic and quirky Eastern instrumentation, in a genre he calls "Indian Techno-Funk". He draws much of his inspiration from a devoted study of the Indian hand drum, tabla, with his guru, Debasish Chaudhuri. On stage, his genre-blurring DJ sets are often seamlessly fused with live tabla and Indian instruments.

Otm continues to build the Pinkturban record label family, which features tabla players, sitarists, Bengali Folk and Indian Classical singers, and DJs. They have hosted Pinkturban events from LA to Joshua Tree, and all the way to Beirut in Lebanon.

It is said that Otm and his crew can be found traveling across California in their van-to-Indian-palace-conversion AKA "The Pinkturban Mobile Palace of World Peace", on a mission to spread peace, celebrate diversity, and unite cultures through art.

Bryce Lamar

Bio: Bryce Lamar is a vocalist, producer, multi-instrumentalist and composer. Creative credit: Michael Glines.

Bio: Pandit Girish Chatterjee is a globally acclaimed Indian classical vocalist of the Kirana Gharana who started his musical journey at the tender age of nine. Since, he was a research scholar, he took part in many All India Music Concerts and achieved critical acclaim from discerning listeners. For example, in Kolkata’s Dover Lane music conference (In 1992 and 1996), he performed continuously for three hours, with people calling for an encore. Alongwith classical music, he also perfected the technique of presenting Thumri, Bhajan etc.


Pinkturban is a World-inspired Electronic Record Label on a mission for peace!

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Performance details: Otm Shank, founder of the world-inspired electronic record label Pinkturban, takes a trip to Echo Park Lake to meet with artists Bryce Lamar and Girish Chatterjee. They go paddle boating and discuss their latest release coming out on the label before giving a special Indian Classical meets Deep House performance at the top of Elysian Park.

Artist links: Artist Merch

How to watch: Watch here.

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