Rather Red is Tommy Raymond, a Producer/DJ based out of Los Angeles. Originally from Honolulu, Tommy attributes his ever-morphing style to his environment. "Both Hawaii and L.A. are very dynamic places with diverse populations. That open-minded way of life has had a huge impact on my music." Songwriting has always come first for RR, but technology brought him opportunities to branch out. “I was very oriented towards rock and alternative, but I’ve since become more and more digital with my production and style." And the name 'Rather Red' is not just for alliteration's sake. "In 'The Matrix', the red pill is the pill that opens your mind, that challenges you and exposes you to both the terror and the hope of reality. In that same respect, I want to make music that can challenge the listener and expose them to something that they may have never heard before. As long as I can reach the listener through the energy of the song, I'm happy."