Welcome to the wonderful voice of Shanti and Ian.
A truly talented duo.
Shanti with the amazingly beautiful voice and Ian the techno whiz.
Aubergine Machine or Aubergine MACHINE? Nor sure which is correct.
So I'll just use either as the spirit goes.
Aubergine MACHINE is a collaboration between world renowned multi-platinum selling producer Ian Carey and new-comer to the scene Shanti Ellis. They formed the band in late 2012 after realizing their unique capability to create genre-blending electronic music with pop/mainstream appeal. Having both travelled the world in their own right while picking up many influences along the way, their mental catalog of music includes everything from pre-EDM electronica to the uber-current sounds of post-dubstep and future garage.
Ian who is very established in the international House Music scene and has visited more than 60 countries on tour sites influences ranging from Fleetwood Mac, Black Flag and DJ Premier, while Shanti sites influences such as Santigold, Vampire Weekend, and No Doubt. Ian's production, while cutting edge but not alienating to new listeners, combines with Shanti's brand of indie-pop laced vocals to build a foundation of melodies that range from youthful to emotive and haunting. Shanti and Ian like to sum up what they do in their mantra: we make music, love life and laugh sometimes. we are Aubergine MACHINE.I've been listening to this new single for a couple of days now, and I'm really diggin' it.
The video is pretty cool too, shot in the wilds of Florida.
Video produced, directed and edited by Aubergine MACHINE (Ian Carey and Shanti Ellis)
Here's an earlier track, ASMR. What is ASMR?
Maybe, but it's a damn good track and maybe does give some "pleasurable tingling sensations in the head".
Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a neologism for a perceptual phenomenon characterized as a distinct, pleasurable tingling sensation in the head, scalp, back, or peripheral regions of the body in response to visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or cognitive stimuli. The nature and classification of the ASMR phenomenon is controversial, with a considerable cult following and strong anecdotal evidence to support the phenomenon but little or no scientific explanation or verified data. [Wikipedia]
This is Not an ASMR video, but a visual to go with the song written about the subject.Music video by Aubergine MACHINE performing ASMR.
(c) 2014 Muzik Liberated.
Next up check out this terrific cover of The Strokes with Shanti in fine voice.
They transform CIFCIK from lo-fi, black and white romanticism into mod meets revolutionary nostalgia.
Call it Fate, Call it Karma
I'm not sure why, but this might just be my favorite Aubergine Machine track.
Intriguing lyrics, great beats and amazingly beautiful vocals.