LA underground veteran emitting deep-ethno-tribal-progressive sounds.
A human-hybrid model T-800 that can't be bargained with & can't be reasoned with.
Shanto's deep-ethno-progressive musical style stems from his cultural background & past musical influences. A Lebanese Armenian born in London in the midst of a disco dance revolution, he was raised in Lebanon until his family escaped the war & permanently moved to LA, automatically immersing himself into the 80's electronic dance evolution. His love for bands like Depeche Mode, Berlin, & Yaz shaped his love for the electronic beat. Which later led to his love for the LA underground scene in the 90's, that finally cemented his search for the perfect beat. Like many, what began as a passion project quickly became an ever-consuming part of his life. After 15 years as a student of the underground with countless residencies & events, Shanto released his premiere EP "Malyans" (Beesound Recordings, Sep 2019) that charted as high as #13 on Beatport's Top 100 New Releases in both the progressive house & melodic techno charts. He is a resident for Trent Cantrelle’s infamous Sounds Like parties, & plays throughout LA, the US & internationally. Look out for many hip-shaking, mind bending, & soul grabbing originals & remixes to follow for 2020 & beyond.
Shanto is the curator of LA's own Sunday Sanctuary (est 2015)
Selected discography Shanto
DTLA Compilation Vol 1 - Krafted Underground 2017
DTLA Compilation Vol 2 - Krafted Underground 2018
DTLA Compilation Vol 3 - Krafted Underground 2019
Malyans EP - Beesound Recordings Sept 2019