It’s a shame that a whole summer went by without Aubergine MACHINE’s “Sundown” on its soundtrack. It’s okay, though, because the sweet and sultry electro-pop track will still be more than suitable for golden autumn afternoons and sunny snow days.
The first thing the song gives you is Shanti Elli’s, soothing, smiling vocals, just a moment before the enchanting beat launches you into an irresistible sway. The song sounds as though it’s made out of particles taken from the sunset itself, and the video, released on Sept 24th, 2014, does not betray that sound. It shows the duo’s Ian Carey and Shanti Ellis roaming through their native South Florida, or “SoFlo,” as they call it. A beautifully shot, joyous, slow motion celebration of heat, life, sun, and simplicity, it’s hard to watch without feeling the warmth (and the jealousy- let’s be real -coming from New York in October).
Ian Carey, a multi-platinum selling producer, along with newbie Shanti Ellis, formed Aubergine MACHINE in 2012, after the realization that combining their talents could produce a wonderfully authentic blend of genres. Thank goodness for that realization. The result is indeed a perfect fusion of Shanti’s indie-pop and Ian Carey’s skill in electronic music, of course without neglecting to finish it off with a hearty dose of hip-hop influence. “Sundown” is the perfect sunny day packaged into two minutes and fifty seconds. Pending the single’s official release date this month, you can stream it now on soundcloud. And be sure to check out the music video below.