Daren Todd and the Future Times
Three years ago rapper and artist Daren Todd moved from California to Portland, Oregon to join an independent artist collective called Its Future Time. That was only the beginning. Since then he has gone on to release a music album and a host of singles, as well as form a live band with other collective members Solomon Thelin (guitar) Forest Galllien (bass) and Patrick Foit (drums). A play on the label’s name and an ode to the constant theme winding throughout Daren’s music — a mesh of hip-hop, jazz and indie-rock — Daren Todd and the Future Times brings a refreshing feel and serves a little sound-for-thought to Portland’s live music scene.
Onion is a Portland-based musical quartet featuring guitar, saxophone, bass, and drums. Drawing from diverse influences including jazz, hip-hop, funk, and krautrock, Onion creates music that is both intellectually engaging and mindlessly danceable.