The Progressions are a new production duo, stationed in Riverside, CA. Comprised of David Sides and Porter, The Progressions was established in May of 2008. Their music incorporates various elements from different genres of music ranging from classical to hip hop. They produce music for Hip Hop, R&B, Pop, Soul, Rock, & Trance. <br /><br />Joseph Patterson, better known as Porter, was born in San Diego and spent half of his life living in Southeast San Diego before moving to Temecula at the age of 12. Growing up, he was mostly involved in sports. It wasn't until after he graduated from high school that he found his love for music. In 2002 after being inspired by the Nellyville concert, which featured Fabolous, Cash Money, and Nelly & the St. Lunatics, Porter began rapping amongst his peers. Later he moved to Riverside where he joined a local Hip Hop group called Dubb'N'It. Porter began to not only rap for them, but also found himself producing some of their material. After the members of the group went their separate ways, he began to focus mostly on making beats, while also learning how to become an audio engineer at a local community college. Later Porter teamed up with a fellow musician, David Sides, to form The Progressions.