A Southcentral LA-based artist reaching out to innovate the diverse styles of LA with the tunes of his adolescence into an immersive jazz-punk (junk) sound. Being self-taught since the age of thirteen, Ruto found his aims in blending the melodies and rhythms of jazz, punk, and grunge into grooves of melodious, melancholic music. A study in anxiety, Ruto hopes to relate complex emotions into the tones he discovered when creating music.
When not on stage as Ruto, Oscar Bautista is studying his craft always grinding forward to hone his sounds and appreciation for the music that inspire him to create. Ruto pushes forward with a DIY mentality, looking to produce art with aspiring artists all working to foster a community of self-sufficiency and collaboration.
“My goal in sound is to make what’s harsh, beautiful and what’s beautiful into reality.” -Ruto