The Futuristics

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The Futuristics
Genres Hip hop, pop rap, Dance, pop
Occupation(s) Producer
Years active 2005–present
Members Alex Schwartz
Joe Khajadourian

The Futuristics is an American songwriting and music production duo consisting of Alex Schwartz and Joe Khajadourian. The duo formed after they met interning at Atlantic Records during the summer of 2005 and are currently based out of Los Angeles.[1] The Futuristics are signed with Artist Publishing Group.[2]

In 2011, The Futuristics produced 3-Way (The Golden Rule), for SNL. The digital short featured Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, and Andy Samberg. The song earned an Emmy nomination. The production was assisted by Asa Taccone and the production team, Ryan and Smitty. In that same year, they also produced DJ Felli Fel's song "Boomerang", featuring Akon, Pitbull, and Jermaine Dupri and "Pot of Gold" for rapper The Game.

The Futuristics' 2012 release, "I Cry," for American artist Flo Rida remained on the Billboard Hot 100 for 20 weeks, peaking at #6 and reaching #1 status on Billboard's Rap Songs. "I Cry" reached Top 10 status in 18 countries worldwide. The Futuristics also produced the official remix of Bruno Mars' song "Moonshine" that year for the deluxe version of Mars' album, Unorthodox Jukebox.[3] The remix has been received very well among critics and Mars' fans alike.

The Futuristics have been recurring producers for the Fast and Furious franchise. The duo produced the theme song "We Own It" for the Universal Motion Picture, "Fast & Furious 6", featuring 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa, selling 3x platinum worldwide, as well as the opening title song, "Payback" for Furious 7, featuring a rap collaboration with, Juicy J, Future, Sage the Gemini, and Kevin Gates.

2015 releases include the hit song,[4] 'Somebody' ft Jeremih, by Universal Republic artist Natalie La Rose, 'Hold Me Down' for Halsey's critically acclaimed album Badlands, and "Music to my Soul," the second single from CeeLo Green's fifth studio album, 'Heart Blanche'.

Their recent work includes "Fetish" by Selena Gomez and 'Bad Things', by Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello formerly from Fifth Harmony.

Production credits[edit]

Year Artist Song
2010 Chris Brown Go Away
Cody Simpson Summertime
T.Mills Cure In My Cup
2011 Cody Simpson Love
DJ Felli Fel, Akon, Pitbull & Jermaine Dupri Boomerang
The Game ft. Chris Brown Pot of Gold[5][6]
The Lonely Island ft. Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga 3-Way (The Golden Rule)[7]
2012 Flo Rida I Cry[8][9] (2 x Platinum US)
Cody Simpson Summer Shade
Outasight Perfect Words[10]
Bruno Mars Moonshine (Official Remix)[11]
Rome Ounce Of Love[12]
K'naan Alone (feat (Additional Production Credit Only)
2013 Wiz Khalifa and 2 Chainz We Own It (Fast & Furious)[13] (1 x Platinum US)
Cody Simpson Love (Feat. Ziggy Marley)
2014 Kid Ink Hello World
Austin Mahone Mmm Yeah (Feat. Pitbull)[14]
DJ Felli Fel, Ceelo Green, Pitbull & Juicy J Have Some Fun
Cam Meekins Hater[15]
2015 Natalie La Rose Somebody (Feat. Jeremih)[16][17][18] (2 x Platinum US)
Juicy J, Future, Sage the Gemini, and Kevin Gates Payback (For The Universal Motion Picture Fast 7)
Halsey Hold Me Down
Mika Porcelian
Trey Songz Serve It Up
Cee Lo Green Music To My Soul
Chris Brown Blue Jeans
2016 Wash (Feat. Kevin Gates) Where You Been
DJ Vice Feat. Jasmine Thompson and Skizzy Mars Steady 1, 2, 3, 4[19]
MGK x Camila Cabello Bad Things[20][21] (2 x Platinum US)
Robin Thicke Feat. Juicy J One Shot[22]
2017 Leon Else What I Wont Do
Selena Gomez (feat. Gucci Mane) Fetish
Liz Huett STFU & Hold Me
Alex Aiono (feat. Trinidad Cardona) Does It Feel Like Falling
Gryffin (feat. Katie Pearlman) Nobody Compares to You
Jaira Burns High Rollin
Jacob Sartorius Cozy
G-Eazy (feat. Halsey) Him & I
G-Eazy (feat. Charlie Puth) Sober
Kim Viera Tribe (Pitch Perfect 3)
2018 Camila Cabello Something's Gotta Give


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  2. ^ "The Futuristics Co-Write & Produce Hit "Bad Things" for Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello, Plus Hits for Flo Rida and Other Artists". Songwriter Universe | Songwriting News, Articles & Song Contest. 2017-01-30. Retrieved 2017-03-28. 
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