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Singer/songwriter and guitarist Megan Heavlin Ochoa and rock frontman turned beatmaker Daniel Durrett (collectively known as Future Us) have the perfect name for their groundbreaking fusion of acoustic sensuality and dirty infectious grooves and wild sonic textures: Organic Electronic Sex-Pop. Just a year and a half after meeting through a mutual friend and in ten minutes transforming Megan's rockabilly-tinged On My Mind into their hypnotic, obsessive and dissonant trademark tune, the duo defiantly declares We Are Future Us on their bold and edgy yet supremely danceable seven track debut EP.
Shortly after the two realized the steamy, gritty excitement they could create with Megan's visceral vocals, acoustic cool and blunt lyrics and Daniel's mastery of melody, beats, loops, keyboard, and electric guitar, Megan went to see Daniel work his live magic in tandem with a fiddle player. She envisioned the potential they would have onstage, and quickly, even before they had an official name, booked their first gig (an acoustic show) at El Rio, a neighborhood bar in the Mission District. They developed their chemistry further working on a torrent of new material and made their official live debut as Future Us in November 2012 at the Connecticut Yankee club.
Though they've played an eclectic batch of venues (Hotel Utah, Temple, Davis Music Festival, Cole Valley Street Fair) and have also gigged in L.A. (Rafas Lounge in Echo Park) and NYC (Ellas Lounge on the Lower East Side), Future Us has found greater freedom to be their uninhibited selves throwing and headlining hours-long parties for friends and walk-ins alike at house and warehouse parties around San Francisco.
"The music Daniel and I create has reached a point where we feel compelled to share and perform in a way that has taken on a life of its own as a powerful, sexy movement," says Megan. "We want to get into peoples ears and heads, and get them dancing and feeling emotion. A lot of lyrics in electronic music are mindless, but we write and perform songs that people can relate their own life experiences to because we both come from very strong songwriting backgrounds. The beats Daniel gives me are so deep and dirty that they open me up to perform in a way I could never have imagined when I was a solo artist. The audience responds to the uninhibitedness and we in turn enjoy feeding off that crazed energy. We want people to go nuts."