Today we chat up with Vizo Solo aka VI-LO from Nagaland as he gets candid about his journey as a band member (drummer) to becoming his own person as a music producer /Mix engineer. He is super excited about the launch of his first single as a music producer. Stay on for the full conversation below . .
“Remember When” is my first solo production. It had that distinct 80ʼs synth-wave, so I thought of making the song talk about the good old days of the yesteryears, of friendship.. and make the listeners and viewers get nostalgic about their youthful fun – and remind them to cherish their present moments spent in the company of good friends.”~ Music producer and mix engineer Vilo Solo from Nagaland (producer name VI-LO) talks about his newly released single.
Hi Vilo, congrats on releasing your first solo production! We’ve been checking out your work, and we are super interested to know more about you. So please introduce yourself to the R&L fam
Hi, I am Vizovolie Solo, and I go by my producer name – VI-LO. I come from Kohima village (Nagaland) but I grew up in Medziphema. I am currently based out of Bangalore where I dabble with music production; I am also a mix engineer.
I came to Bangalore in 2018, after completing my business studies from Pune. I wanted to build a full-time career out of my passion for music production/mixing.. so I came here and got my Diploma in Audio Engineering from Audiolife, Bangalore. Every day is a journey towards my goal, and it’s been great so far.
You mentioned that you used to play the drums for a couple of bands (like the ‘The Twin Effect’ etc.) before this. What led you to this?
Yea.. I used to play (the drums) for a couple of bands but we eventually drifted in different directions because of distance and personal priorities – mainly studies for most of us at that time. Now that I have decided to give music some serious time and effort, I aspire to make music that based on what feels good to me… and also stuff that will showcase the kind of music producer I want to be.
I still play the drums.. but at the moment, I am fully enjoying this process of making / mixing music. I find great pleasure in music production as it gives me a nice creative platform to express myself honestly..
Awesome! We wish you success in exploring your creative journey in this new direction.. now tell us more about “Remember When” – your first solo production as a music producer.
I started working on the song (vocals by Thejaseno Dolie) with the initial idea to just make a retro remix of the song. But I was enjoying the process so much.. I eventually ended up deciding to make it a proper solo production.
“It had a distinct 80ʼs synth-wave, so I thought of making the song talk about the good old days of the yesteryears, of friendship.. and make the listeners and viewers get nostalgic about their youthful fun – and remind them to cherish their present moments spent in the company of good friends.”
“We experimented with this same theme for the music video as well. It takes the viewer across the journey of 3 friends who meet after decades .. over cups of tea and laugher and nostalgia ..as they go down memory lane to a time when they were young, carefree and had so much fun in their own innocent ways . .”
One last Q before we let our readers check out the video. Name some artists that you would like to collaborate with?