As frontman of Portland, OR retrofuturist electro-soul adepts Chanti Darling, Trü drinks deeply from the sacred founts of Disco, Boogie Funk, and the dizzying universe of house music. Teasing out the essential filaments, Trü weaves a sound that nods to the past as it blasts into the future; urgent, irresistible, and absolutely of the moment.
Naturally drawn to the primal energy of the club scene, Trü first made a name for himself as a performer, promoter, before becoming a DJ himself. “I was always drawn to the power of music to make people dance” says Trü. “There’s some innate, ritualistic pre-human thing within us, engrained on our DNA. The metaphysical combination of melodies, rhythms, lyrics and ideas; it’s what our very consciousness is made of. It is creation itself.”
Aesthetically, Chanti Darling melds 80’s retro-futurist iconography with a late-night summertime vibe. All at once Chanti Darling is musically undeniable and immersive; while maintaining an eclectic diversity to DJ sets. His musicality on stage has not gone unnoticed in the Pacific Northwest – and beyond. Voted Portland’s “Best New Band” in a poll held by Willamette Week, his band has already performed at the Pickathon, Treefort, and What The Festival events, played a host of shows with Hercules & Love Affair, been featured in Vice and Dope, and shared the stage with NAO and Battles as part of Red Bull Sound Select. As a double threat most people come for his live sets and then stay for one of his late night DJ sets.
Chanti is creator of dance-worthy nightlife hot spots Jump Jack Sound Machine, Function: Backroom Disco.