encanti music

About Encanti

Encanti is the artist name of Ben Cantil, a music producer, synthesist, sound designer, performer, DJ, and VJ, based in Boston, MA.

As a pro synthesist, Encanti has worked on projects with noteable companies Ableton, Cakewalk, Izotope, Source Audio, and Keith McMillen Instruments. Encanti has also worked on visual shows for EOTO and Shpongle, as well as having performed as a member of Shpongle Live‘s USA Ensemble.

In the A/V duo Zebbler Encanti Experience, Encanti takes a novel approach to producing and performing electronic dance music, trademaked by combining heavy experimental dubstep with mind-bending synchronized visual accompaniment by VJ Zebbler. The drive behind Encanti tracks are influenced by hard dubstep producers, while the sound design draws influence from the legendary work of Richard Devine and Aphex Twin. Encanti performs his music live on laptop like an instrument, with breakdowns and mutations orchestrated on the fly.

More information about Zebbler Encanti Experience: http://www.zebblerencantiexperience.com
Watch our ZEEdeos and live performances:
http://vimeo.com/zebbler
http://www.youtube.com/zebbler
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Current music / video releases can be found in the Discography section.
Encanti music can be previewed on soundcloud and myspace.
Promotional images can be downloaded here (2mb, .zip file).

Recent Projects and Productions:
- live performer in Shpongle Live, USA ensemble. (Camp Bisco X, and NY/SF Halloween 2011)
- created MUTANT REBELLION and MUTANT REVENGE Z3ta+2 expansion pack preset library for Cakewalk Software.
- regional product representative for Keith McMillen Instruments. (present)
- produced opening soundtrack for The Shpongletron Experience video intro.
- produced opening soundtrack for EOTO Spring Tour 2011 video intro.
- produced opening soundtrack for Shpongle’s North American Tour 2009 video intro.
- organizes Ableton Boston User Group meetings (pictures, facebook) 2008-present.
- produced interactive music for the Xbox Kinect


Live Performances and Appearances:


*last updated: 5/26/2012

5/25/12 – Revel Boston with Dice Motion (Encanti Live)
5/24/12 – Advanced Ableton Live Workshop @ CEMMI – Somerville, MA (Host)
5/22/12 – Empire Dine and Dance – Portland, ME (ZEE Live A/V)
5/19/12 – Uphoria Music Festival – Millerton, NY (ZEE Live A/V)
5/16/12 – Advanced Ableton Live Workshop @ CEMMI – Somerville, MA (Host)
5/5/12 – Genesis @ Club Machine (Encanti Live)
5/4/12 – The Downstairs – Anchorage, AK (Encanti Live)
4/24/12 – Barfly Nightclub – Minneapolis, MN (Encanti Live)
4/18/12 – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI (Encanti Live)
4/15/12 – Hostel Takeover of Detroit @ Hostel Detroit – Detroit, MI (Encanti Live)
4/12/12 – Altered Thurzdaze @ The Mousetrap – Indianapolis, IN (Encanti Live)
4/9/12 – Bassbin at Billy’s Lounge – Grand Rapids, MI (Encanti Live)
4/5/12 – TOGETHER presents Syn├Žsthesia Boston @ Church – Boston, MA (Encanti Live)
2/23/12 – The Spot Underground – Providence, RI (ZEE Live A/V)
2/9/12 – House Of Blues, Boston with EOTO Lotus Stage (ZEE Live A/V)
1/11/12 – Wonderbar – Allston, MA (Encanti Live)
12/31/11 – New Years Eve 2012 with EOTO and Downlink – Skyway Theatre – Minneapolis, MN (ZEE Live A/V)
12/14/11 – Excess @ Underbar – Boston, MA (ZEE Live A/V)
11/11/11 – subCulture @ Club Therapy – Providence, RI (DJ Set)
11/11/11 – Speakerbuzz @ Club Rise – Boston, MA (Encanti Live)
11/10/11 – Ableton Live Tutorial at The Apple Store – Boston, MA (Presenter)
11/3/11 – Emo’s – Austin, TX (VJ for Shpongletron)
11/2/11 – Texas Music Theater – San Marcos, TX (VJ for Shpongletron)
10/29/11 – Fox Theater – San Francisco, CA (Electronics in Shpongle Live band)
10/28/11 – Hammerstein Ballroom – NYC, NY (Electronics in Shpongle Live band)

10/15/11 – Magnetic Gathering Festival – NH (Encanti Live)
10/06/11 – Club Royale – Boston, MA (ZEE Live A/V)
9/28/11 – Underbar – Boston, MA (DJ)
9/21/11 – Wonderbar – Allston, MA (ZEE Live A/V)
9/20/11 – Cervantes – Denver, CO (Encanti Live)
9/16/11 – Mishawaka Theatre – Bellvue, CO (VJ for EOTO)

Burning Man 2011:
8/29/11 – Ohm Drone (Encanti Live)
8/30/11 – Automatic Subconscious (DJ)
8/31/11 – Opulent Temple (ZEE A/V set)
9/1/11 – Black Rock Film Festival (ZEE A/V set)
9/2/11 – Sustainable Sound (DJ)
9/3/11 – Temple Of Boom (ZEE A/V set)
9/3/11 – Automatic Subconscious (DJ)

7/28/11 – Ableton Live Tutorial at Bristol Studios
7/25/11 – Wooly Fair – Providence, RI (Encanti Live)
7/17/11 – Motion Notion Festival – Edmonton, Canada (VJing for Shpongle DJ Set)
7/15/11 – Motion Notion Festival – Edmonton, Canada (VJing for EOTO)
7/14/11 – The Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC, Canada (Original Music, also VJing for The Shpongletron)
7/9/11 – Ottawa Blues Festival – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (VJing for The Shpongletron)
7/8/11 – Camp Bisco 10 – Mariaville, NY (live electronics in Shpongle’s live band)
6/28/11 – Amplitude at Bar Fly – Minneapolis, MN (Encanti Live)
6/25/11 – Sonic Bloom Music Festival – Georgetown, CO (Encanti Live)
6/13/11 – Wobbles, Womps, and Wizardry with Ableton Suite – Boston, MA (event curator)
5/11/11 – Wobble Wednesday at Wonderbar – Allston, MA (Encanti Live)

EOTO with VJ Encanti:
5/7/11 – Chicago, IL – The Portage Theater
5/6/11 – Chicago, IL – The Portage Theater
5/5/11 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
5/4/11 – Urbana, IL – The Canopy
5/3/11 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
5/2/11 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street
5/1/11 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
4/30/11 – Louisville, KY – Expo Five
4/29/11 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
4/28/11 – Indianapolis, IN – Vogue Theater
4/27/11 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
4/26/11 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
4/24/11 – Ithaca, NY – Castaways
4/23/11 – Albany, NY – Washington Avenue Armory
4/22/11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
4/21/11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
4/20/11 – S Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
4/20/11 – Burlington, VT – Memorial Auditorium
4/19/11 – private event
4/18/11 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met’s (+encanti opening set)
4/17/11 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
4/16/11 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club (+encanti opening set)
4/15/11 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall (+encanti opening set)
4/14/11 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
4/13/11 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater
4/12/11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
4/11/11 – Harrisburg, PA – The Abbey Bar
4/10/11 – Richmond, VA – The National

Zebbler Encanti Experience opens for EOTO, Spring Tour 2011:
4/9/11 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
4/8/11 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
4/7/11 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
4/6/11 – Tallahassee, FL – The ENgine ROom
4/5/11 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
4/4/11 – Savannah, GA – Live Wire
4/1/11 – Asheville, TN – Orange Peel
3/31/11 – Knoxville, TN – The Valarium
3/30/11 – Nashville, TN – Limelight
3/29/11 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
3/28/11 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room
3/27/11 – New Orleans, LA – The Parish
3/26/11 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
3/25/11 – Dallas, TX – Trees
3/24/11 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
3/23/11 – San Antonio, TX – Club Rio
3/21/11 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
3/20/11 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
3/19/11 – Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theater
3/18/11 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
3/17/11 – Durango, CO – The Abbey Theatre
3/16/11 – Crested Butte, CO – The Eldo
3/15/11 – Telluride, CO – The Llama
3/14/11 – Steamboat, CO – Ghostranch Saloon

February 12, 2011 – Spring Tour 2011 Fundraiser at Tavern@TEOTW – Charlestown, MA (a/v performance with Z.E.E.)
February 9, 2011 – Wicked Womp Wednesdays at Industry – Providence, RI (original music)
December 4, 2010 – No Tomorrow at Club Machine – Boston, MA (a/v performance with Z.E.E.)
December 2, 2010 – Learn Me Productions at The Spot – Providence, RI (a/v performance with Z.E.E.)
November 28, 2010 – Glitchgiving – Private performance – Boston, MA (original music)
November 17, 2010 – live with Wobblesauce at Wonderbar – Allston, MA (Original Electronic Music Performance with hothand midi controller)
November 5, 2010 – House of Blues – Boston, MA (a/v performance with Z.E.E.)
November 2, 2010 – Ableton/Serato event at Wonderbar – Allston, MA (event organizer, presenter, performer)
October 10, 2010 – Memetic – Rochester, NY (Original Electronic Music Performance)
September 18, 2010 – Post Prosperity, Tavern at the End of the World – Charlestown, MA (Event Curator, DJ)
August 29, 2010 – Burning Man Arts Festival – Black Rock City, NV (Original Electronic Music Performance, DJ)
August 9, 2010 – Guest DJ on Lost In Bass broadcast on Glitch.FM – Boston, MA (DJ)
August 6, 2010 – Ordnance, Champions Cafe – Medford, MA (Original Electronic Music Performance)
July 31, 2010 – Alaska Tobacco Festival, Soldotna, AK (DJ)
July 23, 2010 – Private Fundraiser for Burning Man Art Projects – Boston, MA (DJ)
July 22, 2010 – LowRes Bike-Powered Party, Western Front – Cambridge, MA (DJ)
July 4, 2010 – Firefly Arts Festival (Encanti Live)
June 26, 2010 – Post Prosperity, Tavern at the End of the World – Charlestown, MA (Event Curator and DJ)
June 18, 2010 – Together Celebration, Club Rise – Boston, MA (DJ)
June 16, 2010 – Boston Circus Guild Showcase, Club Oberon – Boston, MA (DJ)
May 29, 2010 – Post Prosperity, Tavern at the End of the World – Charlestown, MA (Event Curator and DJ)
May 16, 2010 – Shpongle at Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA (opening act a/v performance with Z.E.E.)
May 8, 2010 – Visions, Good Life Bar – Boston, MA (Encanti Live)
April 17, 2010 – Post Prosperity, Tavern at the End of the World – Charlestown, MA (Event Curator and DJ)
April 3, 2010 – No Tomorrow, Club Machine – Boston, MA (3-screen a/v performance with Z.E.E.)
March 30, 2010 – Music Ecology, Wonderbar – Allston, MA (Encanti Live)
March 14, 2010 – Post Prosperity, Tavern at the End of the World – Charlestown, MA (Event Curator and DJ)
February 9, 2010 – Together Festival LINKS Local Producer Showcase, TT the Bears – Boston, MA (Encanti Live)
February 13, 2010 – Together Festival VJ Showcase Pozen Center – Boston, MA (custom HD VJ installation, a/v performance with Z.E.E.)
December 31, 2009 – Chapel Of Sacred Mirrors New Year’s Eve celebration, Wappingers Falls, NY, (custom HD VJ installation, a/v performance with Z.E.E.)
December 12, 2009 – Spark Gala Opening for ATNE , Pozen Center – Boston, MA (custom HD VJ installation, a/v performance with Z.E.E.)
November 19, 2009 – Post Prosperity with Moldover, Tavern@TEOTW – Charlestown, MA (Event Curator and DJ)
November 28, 2009 – Glitchgiving, private event – Boston, MA (3-screen ZEE a/v performance)
October 3, 2009 – Post Prosperity with LINKS Soundclash, Tavern@TEOTW – Charlestown, MA (Event Curator and DJ)
October 3, 2009 – Harvest Festival at Somerville Armory with Zebbler – Somerville, MA (large scale video installation and a/v performance with Z.E.E.)
October 1, 2009 – Ableton Live User Group Meeting at Berklee in – Boston, MA (Host Speaker)
September 1, 2009 – Burning Man – Black Rock City, NV (Encanti Live, DJ)
August 28th, 2009 – Children’s Museum with Birdsongs of the Mesozoic – Boston, MA (performer)
July 29, 2009 – Church Nightclub – Boston, MA (Encanti Live)
July 18, 2009 – Vermin Street Label Launch at Post Prosperity, Tavern@TEOTW – Charlestown, MA (Curator and DJ)
July 7, 2009 – Ableton Boston User Group Meeting at Berklee – Boston, MA (Host Speaker)
July 3, 2009 – Firefly Arts Festival – Hardwick, VT (large scale video installation and a/v performance with Z.E.E.)
June 27, 2009 – Ableton User Group Meeting – Boston, MA (Host Speaker)
June 26, 2009 – Private Fundraiser for Firefly Arts Festival – Boston, MA (DJ)
June 13, 2009 – Bandwidth TV – Cambridge, MA (Original Electronic Music Performance)
June 6, 2009 – Post Prosperity, Tavern@TEOTW – Charlestown, MA (Event Curator and DJ)
May 23, 2009 – Anime Boston http://www.animeboston.com/ – Boston, MA (ZEE a/v performance)
May 14, 2009 – House of Yes – New York City, NY (ZEE a/v performance)
May 2, 2009 – Live / Dead Video Festival – Boston, MA (ZEE a/v performance)
April 27, 2009 – Boston Cyberarts Festival at the Enormous Room Beat Research – Cambridge, MA (ZEE a/v performance)
April 25, 2009 – Post Prosperity, Tavern@TEOTW – Charlestown, MA (Event Curator and DJ)
April 23, 2009 – Ableton Boston, Berklee Learning Center – Boston, MA (Host Speaker)
April 18, 2009 – Debauchery 7 private event – Boston, MA (DJ)
March 21, 2009 – Post Prosperity, Tavern@TEOTW – Charlestown, ma (Event Curator and DJ)
March 19, 2009 – Axiom Gallery http://www.axiomart.org/ – Boston, MA (3-screen ZEE a/v performance)
March 14, 2009 – Pisces Playground private event. – Boston, MA (DJ)
March 7, 2009 – Come Home 2 – Boston, MA (ZEE a/v performance)
March 6, 2009 – Motion Graphics Festival Brattle Theatre – Cambridge, MA (ZEE Music Video Premier)
Feb. 21, 2009 – Post Prosperity, Tavern@TEOTW – Boston, MA (Event Curator and DJ)
Feb 19, 2009 – Ableton Live User Group Boston at Berklee – Boston, MA (Host Speaker)
Feb 2, 2009 – Enormous Room – Cambridge, MA (DJ)
Jan 21, 2009 – Wonderbar – Allston, MA (DJ)
Jan 17, 2009 – Princess Peach’s Private Party – Jamaica Plains, MA (DJ)
Jan 14, 2009 – Wonderbar – Allston, MA (3-screen ZEE a/v performance)
December 31, 2008 – New Years Eve, private event – Boston, MA (DJ)
November 29, 2008 – Glitchgiving, private event – Boston, MA (3-screen ZEE a/v performance)
November 17, 2008 – Berklee Learning Center – Boston, MA (Host Speaker)
November 15, 2008 – MRDRCR private event – Boston, MA (Encanti Live)
November 8, 2008 – Burning Man Decompression – Boston, MA (DJ)
September 27, 2008 – Circle private event – Boston, MA (DJ)
September 20, 2008 – Private Event – Boston, MA (DJ)
September 5, 2008 – Multicore private event – Boston, MA (Encanti Live)
August 28, 2008 – Cantab Lounge – Cambridge, MA (Live Performance Art)
July 26, 2008 – Private Fundraiser Event for SMGU Boston, MA (DJ)
July 17, 2008 – with Birdsongs Of the Mesozoic at the Outpost- Cambridge, MA (Performer)
July 12, 2008 – Axiom Gallery – Boston, MA (3-screen ZEE a/v performance)
July 10, 2008 – with Birdsongs Of the Mesozoic at the Outpost- Cambridge, MA (Performer)
July 4, 2008 – Firefly Arts Festival – Hardwick, VT (DJ)
June 16, 2008 – Live on WZBC 90.3FM – Boston, MA (DJ)
June 7, 2008 – Trophy Bar with Memory9 – Brooklyn, NYC (DJ)
June 6, 2008 – Quantum Tekno Dojo, Private Fundraiser Event – Boston, MA (Event Curator and DJ)
May 30, 2008 – Axiom Gallery – Boston, MA (3-screen ZEE a/v performance)
May 9, 2008 – Zebbler Encanti Experience at Global Grooves, at the Museum of Science – Berkeley, CA (large scale video installation and a/v performance with Z.E.E.)
May 3, 2008 – with Birdsongs of the Mesozoic at MIT Stata Center – Cambridge, MA (Performer)
May 1, 2008 – Mass Art Pozen Center auditorium Boston, MA (3-screen ZEE a/v performance)
March 8, 2008 – Come Home Fundraiser Event at The Good Life – Boston, MA (ZEE a/v performance, acoustic performance)
February 24, 2008 – Live with Fight the Scene Records – Dover, NH (Encanti Live)
February 23, 2008 – Live with Fight the Scene Records – Lynn, MA (Encanti Live)
February 17, 2008 – Live with Fight the Scene Records – New Haven, CT (Encanti Live)
February 2, 2008 – MIT Senior-House Event Cambridge, MA (DJ)
November 24, 2007 Glitchgiving 2007, private event – Charlestown, MA (3-screen ZEE a/v performance)
November 23, 2007 MRDRCR private event with Aaron Spectre, Fight the Scene, Dev/Null – Charlestown, MA (Encanti Live)
November 1, 2007 – Live with Birdsongs of the Mesozoic at The Outpost – Cambridge, MA (Performer)
October 26, 2007 – Atomikosmic Maybelogic of the Polyphonic Space, Private Event – Jamaica Plain, MA (DJ)
July 5, 2007 – The Firefly Arts Festival – Hardwick, VT (Encanti Live)
April 26, 2007 – The BENT Festival, at Eyebeam Gallery – New York City, NY (Encanti Live with Andrew Hlynsky)
January 21, 2007 – The NAMM Show – Anaheim, CA (Original Electronic Music Performance)
December 9, 2006 – Sonic Circuits Electronic Music Festival, at GASP art gallery – Boston, MA (Original A/V Performance)
November 30, 2006 – Glitchgiving 2006, private event – Charlestown, MA (Installation Art)
November 24, 2006 – Live with Josh Klein at TT The Bears Place – Boston, Massachusetts (Encanti Live)
November 10, 2006 – Live with Johnny vs. the Ninjas, Private Party – Allston, Massachusetts (Encanti Live)
October 28, 2006 – Halloween Party at the Good Times Emporium, with Aliens at Home and Two Bit Vision – Somerville, MA (Encanti Live)
August 12, 2006 – Computer Music Expo at Berklee College of Music – Boston, MA (Encanti Live)
June 7, 2006 Live and Unplugged with Cody Knicely Veronicas – Kenai, AK (Event Curator and Performer)
May 5, 2006 – Cinco De Mayo with Technicolor Lounge at The Middle East – Boston, MA (Performer)
May 4, 2006 – Resonance Vol 1 CD release party at Berklee Fenway Building – Boston, MA (Encanti Live)
April 29, 2006 – MIT East Campus Event – Cambridge, MA (DJ)
April 1, 2006 08:00 PM – Dead Tree Festival at Poisson D’avril – Allston, MA (Encanti Live)
October 8, 2005 – Private Dance Party – Allston, MA (Encanti Live)
August 18, 2005 – Private Dance Party – Allston, MA (Encanti Live)

Zebbler Encanti Experience: "Come Home" benefit concert, 2008

Zebbler Encanti Experience: "Come Home" benefit concert, 2008

Other Projects and Productions:
- composed ballet Prelude to the Inevitable
- created popular max/msp/jitter improv youtube demos (1,2)
- created the theme music for StyleBoston
- beta tester and product demonstrator for Source Audio HotHand MIDI-EXP Controller
- lead curator for monthly dance party Post Prosperity 2009 – 2011.
- Bent Circuits sample library
- The Underground Orchestra (Great American Nightmare LP 2003, Polarities LP 2005)
- Birdsongs of the Mesozoic (live drum machine)
- Pita (songwriting, guitar, and voice)
- Khmer Fusion Project (electronics)
- Soup (beats)
- Absinthe (songwriting, guitar, and voice)
- Technicolor Lounge (production, programming)
- The Detention Squad (bass, production)
- The Incredible Fall (songwriting, guitar)

This is the link to my acoustic album, independent secret release 2009