Originally from Sri Lanka, Shankar Ravindran has always found refuge in music. The Toronto-born producer learned the language at a young age, constantly being nourished with information and inspiration. His biggest influences have been Yanni, Eminem, John Mayer, and Boi-1da. Now 22 years old, shanks.' productions combine elements of his culture and roots, his early classical violin training, and a natural feel for the water.