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A musician has a soul that instigates the passions and emotions of those who have pent up sentiments deep down in the hearts.
Signed to Last Gang Records, MSTRKRFT (read as Master-kraft) is an electronic music group from Toronto (East York), Ontario, Canada. The group was started in 2005 by Jesse F. Keeler formerly of Death from Above 1979 and Al-P (Alex Puodziukas) formerly of the Mississauga electro pop group Girlsareshort.
Al-P was also the producer for Death from Above 1979's second album You're a Woman, I'm a Machine as well as several of (Jesse's former band) Black Cat #13's records. MSTRKRFT also produced Die Mannequin's first EP, How to Kill, and Magneta Lane's second LP, Dancing With Daggers.
MSTRKRFT released their first LP, The Looks, on July 18th, 2006 in the United States and February 2nd, 2007 in Britain. It contains only original material, including the songs Easy Love, Work On You, and Paris. Keeler and Al-P told Eye Weekly weeks before the release of The Looks, that as the album was being finished, the planning stages for a follow-up record had already begun. Describing the upcoming album's new direction, Al-P said that the album would be darker, underground disco and house with elements of American rock music.
Any piece of creative endeavor is incomplete without the immense efforts being put into it. MSTRKRFT always justified their band title and displayed their zealous attempts at the release of every album. Their first single was Easy Love, released in 2006. They released their second single, Work On You, on July 6th. In contrast to the Easy Love music video, Work On You featured animated robots similar to those found in classic cartoons. Although The Looks is MSTRKRFT's first album featuring original content, the band has created remixes from a variety of other artists ranging from Buck 65 to The Kills to Jesse F. Keeler's own band, Death from Above 1979.
Their song Paris was featured in a 2006 commercial for the online music store URGE. In 2007 MSTRKRFT appeared at the WEMF World Electronic Music Festival one of the genre's most prestigious events.
Additionally, set to be released as a single is the remixed 2007 version of their song Street Justice. On the band's website message board, Keeler mentioned they were also working on a compilation album comprised of their remixed tracks.
Rock 'v' Dance in September 2007 MSRTKRFT performed at an Australian spring music festival Parklife in Brisbane. They performed their remix of the song Woman from Modular label mates; Wolfmother. Andrew Stockdale the lead singer of Wolfmother stormed the stage and sang live while MSTRKRFT performed the remix.