Ben Cantil '07 Makes Waves with Dubstep

March 5, 2012
Brianna K. Lord

Ben Cantil is obsessed with sound.

Growing up in Kenai he idolized music producers, played instruments, joined his high school’s jazz band and couldn’t make it through a conversation with anyone, even his own mother, without mentioning his passion.

Rock, jazz, electronic — anything was food for his hungry musical mind.

Needless to say it was an easy decision to major in music at college, he said. But an open ear for new textures lead him down the path he now walks as a prominent DJ in the thriving music scene known as dubstep.