Chicago’s own Future Rock have carved out a category largely their own, adding drifting elements of Krautrock and space rock to rhythmic textures that reference Motorik, funk and four-on-the-floor disco. Outside of hometown Chicago, they may be best known for high profile and excellent remixes of Daft Punk, Neon Indian, Black Moth Super Rainbow and DFA 1979. Back home they are justly celebrated for legendary performances such as their set at last summer’s Wicker Park Fest that turned the entire neighborhood into a vast and energized dance floor, forcing even the palest and most resolutely hard-to-impress hipsters to call up their inner dance masters. Live performances combine loops, samples and Mickey Kellerman’s keyboards with Darren Heitz’s drums plus Felix Moreno’s Larry Graham-style bass slapping to create an enormously powerful groove. Their light show is as good as their music, and their set have been known to inspire dance frenzies.
- Future Rock has performed legendary sets at notable music festivals including Rothbury, Wakarusa, High Sierra, Camp Bisco and most recently North Coast Music Festival.
- Future Rock Sold Out the Bowery Ballroom in New York in February 2010.
- Future Rock's high-profile Remix of Neon Indian's "Should Have Taken Acid With You" was featured with glowing praise in Pitchfork, URB, Stereogum and Brooklyn Vegan.