About Future People
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The birth of Future People two years ago in a Philadelphia dream began with childhood friends; drummer/programmer Dan Marcellus and singer/guitarist Chris Cosgrove living together cultivating a productive relationship writing songs and playing shows as a two piece. The basis of the band further developed with the addition of bassist Larry Sheffey and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Jordan Richardson. A defiant independence in the creation of ideas is one of the key factors behind the sound that is Future People. Between four individuals working together as a cohesive unit, the product is defined by the members as rock, pop and dance influenced where they create original sample based tracks, then with live organic instrumentation layered on top.
At present all four members reside in an artist heavy Laurel Canyon estate where they record and track the majority of their music, rehearse and produce tracks at almost every waking moment. The in-house nature of the band’s creation allows for total creative freedom, an organic environment and opportunity to work at the ready. “I guess we’d rather skip all the games and use all the resources we have to do it ourselves. I feel like it’s more authentic that way, anyway” says Dan.
Aside from their own music, Future People also work as a production team working with developing and established artists such as Spank Rock, Latyrix, Spirit Animal and Double Duchess. They also DJ individually and collectively as well work on film scores, replacements and commissions. The desire to create constantly is a testimony to the ethos of the band. They only create for the genuine love of music, “We try to craft the best songs we can,” says Chris. “There’s a method to it, for sure, but as long as the songs are great and we’re having fun making them and playing them live, we’re on the right track.”
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