Eric Hunter Roth, better known as SQUNTO (pronounced SKWUN-TOE), is an American Electronic Music Producer and DJ who is originally from Massachusetts. His nickname is the Bass Dragon and he is known for his MegaChop mixes.
Roth grew up in Holliston, MA. He started playing music in fourth grade; first the trumpet, then the bass guitar, then some piano and drums before moving to electronic production. What pushed Roth towards electronic production was listening to Rusko (musician) and his song "Woo Bass."
Roth was never one for academics and was not happy in college. After being academically served for poor grades and being readmitted upon writing a letter, Roth realized school was not for him. In addition, Roth was as passionate skateboarder and longboarder throughout his youth as well, but decided to put it aside to pursue music music full-time.
Roth chose the name SQUNTO which alludes to "squnt" and "squnting", something him and his friends made up in high school. Also Squnto parodies other artists names who seem to be made up words such as Caspa, Rusko, and Benga. SQUNTO chooses the dragon to represent him and his brand due to what the dragon represents on a spiritual level.
SQUNTO would grow in prominence from being featured in blogs and music channels such as The Dub Rebellion. One such popular mix was his Megachop Vol. 1 has nearly 100K views that was a slightly modified version of the sets I played at Animalz in Paris and 50 Hurtz in Amsterdam. Squnto has gone on to play festivals around the world such as EDC Las Vegas. He has performed a number of B2B sets with Boogie T.