Monolith :: MSKTRKFT


Sunday, September 13
The Band According to Rhapsody
Philip Sherburne

Sprung from the loins of Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT are rockers on a disco mission. Beginning in 2004, the duo — comprised of DFA1979’s Jesse Keeler and the group’s producer Al-P (Al Puoudziukas) — started earning notoriety for its remixes of bands like Panthers, the Kills and the Gossip. In 2006, MSTRKRFT moved into original productions with the album The Looks and related singles. Their frequent DJ gigs — including a tour with John Digweed — have confirmed their commitment to the dance floor, while their many remix credits (for Bloc Party, Justice, Chromeo D.I.M., even Usher and Kylie Minogue) have confirmed their stature in the “blog-house” scene. In 2008, they continued to expand their sound with “Bounce,” featuring the rapper N.O.R.E.. The single, a thuggish crunk-up of grinding electro-house, came with remixes from Bloody Beetroots and Felix Cartal.

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