Who is Otm Shank? Some say he had an illustrious career in Bollywood 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.
In 2021, Otm released his debut tabla-inspired album, “Who is Otm Shank?”, alongside remixes from Indian-electronic-fusion legend and Mercury Music Prize winner/OBE Talvin Singh, as well as Jey Kurmis and Evan Hatfield.