Ishi was born as an experiment between friends in Dallas, TX. In 2007, JT Mudd & Brad Dale set out to create a sound that would redefine their own voice in modern day music. Their vision was to blend the classic, soulful story-telling and organic instrumentation of traditional folk music, with the infinite sonic possibilities offered through electronic production. Experimentation quickly evolved into a journey of sound that would ultimately lead to Ishi’s debut, Through the Trees, released May of 2010. Ishi’s ability to successfully walk the line between an ambitious studio act and a multi-sensory live experience allows them to engage their audiences in an uplifting celebration of life. Their subtle undertones of inner-exploration combine to create a concert experience that is unequivocally one-of-a-kind. DMCWORLD checks in as they release new single ‘Not My Girl’…


Hey Ishi! Thanks for chatting to us at DMCWORLD. For any readers who aren’t familiar with you, what can you tell them about yourself?

I am Texas boy that loves music and has been writing tunes for 20 years. Love to entertain and try to encompass all genres of music in my production.

Do you compare your sound to anyone else? If so, who?

Beck been a part of my journey from the get go because his songwriting encompasses all genres of music.

What are you most proud of in your career so far?

Opening up for New Order in 2012 in Dallas was something that really sticks out for me

Tell us about your recent single, ‘Not My Girl’? Whose remixed it and what support has it had?

‘Not My Girl’ I think was one of the first tracks that I received from my producer and I absolutely feel in love with it. It just kind of came to me, it is kind of about being into a girl that doesn’t really see who you truly are and is blinded by the true things that any girl would want but to young and immature to truly grasp it.

How did you make the track? Any gear that is worth mentioning?

Producer made the song Moog in there and a mellotron.

How was the lockdown for you? Where were you based? What did you get up to?

I am in Texas and actually been pretty good all things considered. Honestly I enjoyed it and really pushed me to finish this record.

Who would you love to work with?

Tame Impala, Watt

What does the future look like for you?

Things are looking promising coming out of the pandemic with signing the new album to Icons Creating Evil Art. Can’t wait to release it to fans new and old in late Summer/Early Fall.