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Rising out of the depths of the underground for an absolutely explosive 2015, SQUNTO has quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned within the world of bass music. Receiving support ranging from his contemporary underground brothers to the upper echelon of heavy dubstep acts and top tier artists like Excision and Bro Safari, it is apparent that 21 year old Eric Roth is here to stay. His perspective on dubstep and bass music is something very special and unique. SQUNTO’s collaboration with german deathstep artist Code: Pandorum “Wall of Death” took the dubstep scene completely by storm, creating a massive cultural movement and further amalgamating the quickly blurring lines between heavy bass music and metal culture. Crowds all over the world have split to wall of death themselves to this track and names like Downlink and Figure have made it a staple in their sets. Cinematic intros, dark undertones, and massive basslines with unique sonic character are the defining nature of SQUNTO’s greatest hits and are truly something to behold whilst standing in front of a proper sound system. Many agree that his tunes are some of the most unethically filthy in the game.
However, what really sets him apart is not his ability to create music, but his ability to play it live. In a world of questionable ethics and ability when it comes to DJ’ing, SQUNTO is a messiah leading bass music culture to an incredible new paradigm of what is possible and expected when it comes to live sets. Quickly becoming known as a master of the double drop, triple drop, mashup, and even the illusive quad drop, he consistently blows minds and destroys crowds with his monstrously high energy sets. Many have compared his style and ability to mixing dons like Megalodon and Skism, however, the perspective and flow of energy that SQUNTO brings to the art is distinct and unique unto himself. His “Double Drop Dragon” mixtape series has gained huge traction online and his fans are quickly beginning to know him by the mythic title of Dragon Lord. SQUNTO refers to his style of mixing only as “Dragon Drops” and prefers to let his aptitude on the decks do the talking.
With a refreshing conscious perspective and content that steps outside of the realm of what is relevant solely to the bass music and EDM scene, SQUNTO is making big moves on pushing the boundaries of what is possible with an artist presence as well. A staunch advocate of Kundalini Yoga and meditation, his goal is not only to bring a higher standard of content and performance to his fans, but to offer them ideas and resources that will help positively impact their lives in the long run, helping them reach a higher state of consciousness and empowerment and leading them to inner peace and happiness. Eric has stated to many that “music is just the tip of the iceberg,” and it is apparent that he has great ambitions that go far past just becoming a successful act in the realm of EDM.
With an Australian tour and dates in Montreal and Paris under his belt, as well as consistent shows in the US, he has made a massive impression upon the current dubstep and bass music capitals of the planet, and all of them are begging for more. Though SQUNTO may not be a household name just yet, those who have witnessed his acts of bass destruction and follow his online presence know that he is destined for huge things. As the man himself says, “Stay Locked.”
2015 was a big year for Toadface. On his first year of tour with Yheti, he performed in California, New York, Oregon, Washington, Ohio, Tennessee, Atlanta, Minnesota, Arizona, and many more. He started making dubstep in 2011 and from there evolved into a whole sound and genre of his own. With swampy bass lines and ambient mystical soundscapes, a Toadface set is a journey that all bass music fans can enjoy.