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 cites influences ranging from Fleetwood Mac, Black Flag and DJ Premier, while Shanti cites 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