Tuesday, May 02, 2006
These guys are so good! Toronto based MSTRKRFT is made up from Jeese Keeler from Death From Above 1979 and Al-P from Girlsareshort. Their trick or stunt is making the indie kids dance to electro and house without thinking they are losing some of their oh so important indie-cred!

"Everyone's over Pearl Jam and Jeff Buckley," says Keeler. "You can go cry by yourself People want to have a good time, not sit at home listening to 'Even Flow.'" - How true this is!
For some reason a lot of people are really genre specific, something which is nothing more than a musical loss for them, and painfully annoying when you're dj'ing. MSTRKRFT is a big merry 'fuck you' to genres - the only criteria that needs to be fulfilled is that it rocks (Not in the rock genre sense, but in the 'whoaaa this fucking rocks! -sense).

This of course has not gone unnoticed by many a label around the world, and thus many rock bands are trying to tap into the electronica credibility that these guys offer:

Example A: The Panthers. MSTRKRFT adds a really thumping bass, sounding like a mix between Justice and DFA1979. Above the really well produced drums, the guitars ride the electronic malstrom like bolts of lightning - This is what a good dancetune is all about!

The Panthers - Thank Me With Your Hands (MSTRKRFT remix)
Fed Panthers here

Example B: Bloc Party. These guys are already big, and actually not that concerned with genres. Their take on post-punk mixed with classic British virtues have already taken the dancefloors with storm. That though is no reason not to turn up the electronic factor with about 100%! Ready, set, rock!

Bloc Party - Two More Years (MSTRKRFT)
Buy Bloc Party Here

Bonus: Because of the relative slow posts lately I have decided to post a small bonus: The unfinished version of Paris, their new single. Out one of these days, you can listen to the full version on their MyPage. It's going to be a nuclear dancefloor bomb!

posted by Niall Quinn @ 9:40 AM  
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