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 Carey has had 2 multi-platinum, 1 platinum and 2 gold sales certified records, an MTV Music Video award, and has toured as a DJ in over 60 countries, performing alongside Basement Jaxx, Avicii, Faithless, Diplo, Swedish House Mafia, Empire of the Sun and many others.
“For Hostage we went back to the future and used our favorite 90s trip hop/neo soul influences to produce a fresh, deep, ultramodern song. We really enjoyed working on this one because it felt very natural to leave a little space to make it a little bit dark.”