The Futuristics on working with fun.'s Jack Antonoff, Flo Rida, Chris Brown
Alex Schwartz and Joe Khajadourian, better known as the production team The Futuristics, have had great success working with such artists as Flo Rida, The Game, and Chris Brown, but as they hinted to us at the ASCAP Pop Awards last week, they’ve got even bigger things coming.
Schwartz played coy when he talked about a song they have written with fun.’s Jack Antonoff. “The song that we did, we don’t want to say whose song it is, there’s a chance it will be coming out very soon,” Schwartz said. We managed to get a few more details out of him: “It’s a male song and it’s about running away, youth and rebelling.” He then added that the reason he was playing it cool was that they were still deciding which artist of those “circling around” the song would get it.
With all their success, the Futuristics have a major gap in their resume in terms of working with women. “We have been doing some sessions with Jo Jo and writing some songs,” they say.
New projects include DJ Felli Fel’s “Have Some Fun,” featuring CeeLo, Pitbull & Juicy J; Lupe Fiasco’s “Believer,” and a new Austin Mahone single with “Pitbull.”
As far as their name goes, as they explain in the video, it’s a combination of an homage to ‘70s R&B group the Stylistics and one of their favorite movies, “Back to the Future.” Pretty clever!