Mohini Dey is this month’s conversation on Groove – The No Treble Podcast.
You can listen the new episode right here: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #71 – Mohini Dey.
Who is Mohini Dey?
It’s hard to not be mesmerized when you watch Mohini Dey play the bass. It’s a lot to take in. From her speed and attack, to her grooves and her funk. From her frenzied finger style to her vibrant slapping. She made sound just like an old school player from Detroit who grew up in the gospels, but she’s a twenty-four year old electric bass player from India. Someone who comes from a very different culture than anything we’ve experienced in North America. Mohini blends the myriad of musical roots from her surrounding areas with funk, rock, metal, and soul into something that often gets featured on Davie504‘s YouTube channel and elicits his signature dry “OMG” reaction. And, in fact, “OMG” may be the best way to describe Mohini Dey. She’s worked with A.R. Rahman, Steve Vai, and many others. Her YouTube videos get millions of views, and there’s just something magical about how she dances between holding down the groove to standing center stage and ripping up her fretboard with jaw-dropping fills, chops and grooves. It’s a sight to behold. Here is her story. Enjoy the conversation…
What is Groove – The No Treble Podcast?
This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.
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