Dhir Mody is a drummer/producer/educator based out of Mumbai. He discovered a strong affinity toward percussion and sound while attending regular community drum circles curated by Varun Venkit; this inspired him to learn Djembe and traditional West African Music with Varun. Consequently being exposed to a whole new world of sound and percussion, he began collaborating with various artists; creating soundscapes and rhythms for dancers, theatre, and puppetry groups in live settings.
Seeking to satisfy a strong urge to explore the drum set, he went on to study at the True School of Music in Mumbai. With R&B, Funk, and Soul music being his main inspirations, he formed a band with the faculty members of True School, and soon enough was playing R&B, Hip-Hop, and Jazz music at various venues across the city.
An excellent performer in both live and studio settings, Dhir has been playing and collaborating with various artists of different genres ranging from Funk, Jazz, and Rock to Pop to Electronic music. He has been extremely active in the independent scene, touring and performing with popular acts like Drum Ani Bass, Sandunes Live, Ape Echoes, Azamaan, Hipnotribe, Tribalflora, Taal inc. Rhythm Ensemble, Brighu Sahni, Zoya Mohan, Randolph Correia, Madfingers Duo, Ron Cha Trio, Lydia Hendrikdje, Stitch in Nine, Adil Manuel Collective, Sharvi Yadav, Suman Sridar, and the Black Mamba, Isheeta Chakravarty, and many more.
Being a superbly versatile drummer, Dhir has also played sessions with eminent Bollywood artistes such as Kailash Kher, Clinton Cerejo, Suman Sridhar, and Ayushmann Khurana. Currently, his musical style is headed in a new direction inspired by electronic beats/sounds. His new duo outfit Drum ani Bass with Nathan Thomas is set to release their first album soon.
Dhir endorses Zildjian cymbals.