MSTRKRFT (articulated Master-make) is the pet undertaking from Toronto, Ontario, Canada of performer Jesse F. Keeler (Death From Above 1979) and studio wizard Al-P (Girlsareshort).
“Everything comes down to feel,” states AL-P. “We’re keen on making individuals feel like they need to move, at any rate a tad, so it’s about whatever it takes to get individuals there.”
Shaped in 2005, the pair has been teaming up, on and off, since 1998. In spite of the fact that they went separate courses – Jesse taking a concise break from music, and Al moving to New York where he worked at studios like Sound on Sound and Chung King recording specialists as assorted as Jay-Z, Wyclef Jean, and David Clayton Thomas – the companions stayed in contact, exchanging tapes of their individual, unreleased attacks into move music.
This studio achievement normally prompted Al’s being in charge right off the bat in 2002 when Jesse was searching for new generation thoughts to compliment his band, Death From Above 1979. Jesse and Al worked 15 hours every day in the studio together to finish DFA 79’s “You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine”, a super hot perfect work of art that circuits the vitality of shake and move with the oomph of disco that got rave surveys and generated hit singles like “Sentimental Rights,” and “Dark History Month.” It likewise offered ascend to Jesse and Al’s purpose to begin their own venture.
Enter MSTRKRFT, a bundle of house, hip-bounce, grime, punk, and a wide range of electronic experimentation folded into one. In barely a year they have built up a clique pursuing of move fans far and wide and have remixed pretty much everybody including The Kills, Annie and Wolfmother’s track “Lady” for which they have been named for a Grammy for Best Remix.
“I cherish DJing so much,” enthuses JFK. “It’s so genuinely remunerating to see a room loaded with individuals moving. That is superior to anything any experience I’ve at any point had.”
With two feet solidly planted in underground rock’s persuasive past, and two in move music’s future, MSTRKRFT are the now of now, amazing.
MSTRKRFT’s The Looks, was discharged on Last Gang records in North America and on Modular in Australia and the United Kingdom.
MSTRKRFT as of late (December 2, 2007) played alongside Ratatat, Jay-Jay Johanson, Claude VonStroke and Björk in the Sonofilia celebration in Guadalajara, México.