MSTRKRFT Biography & News
Acronyms have become more and more popular in music, and this duo is no exception. But believe us when we tell you, MSTRKRFT is nothing like NKOTB, BOC, APC, AFI or ACDC. Instead this Canadian music outfit stands on its own despite being the alter ego of 1979's Death from Above. MSTRKRFT (pronounced "Master Kraft") is the pairing of Jesse F. Keeler and producer AL-P.
Hailing, and together they made a stylistic move from rock to electronic music. The buzz surrounding the guys also grew quickly, thanks to singles like "Easy Love" and "Work On You,' and an LP in July 2006 through Last Gang Records.
In addition to their own original works, MSTRKRFT has remixed bands such as the Kills, Wolfmother, Bloc Party, Metric and more. As their popularity grew, they moved onto remixing names like John Legend, Usher, Jesse McCartney, Annie, Kylie Minogue and many more.
MSTRKRFT's second album, 2009's "Fist of God," scored appearances from Legend, E-40, Ghostface Killah, N.O.R.E. and other big names. Their remix of "Woman" by Wolfmother was also featured in the film "Lesbian Vampire Killers."
Though critical response to MSTRKRFT has been fairly average, fans certainly continue to follow them. In the last few years, they've had the chance to hear songs like "Beards Again" and "Back in the USSA." Last year, "Beards Again" was featured on the "Injustice: Gods Among Us" video game soundtrack.
MSTRKRFT recently played at The Guvernment venue in Toronto, Ontario and has other upcoming 2014 dates still to announce.
|Album name||Release date|
|Fist of God||2009|
|Work on You||2006|
Top 10 MSTRKRFT Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|4||Work On You||16,740||9,066|
|5||Fist Of God||18,407||9,026|
|6||Heartbreaker (Feat. John Legend)||31,798||8,325|
|9||She's Good For Business||11,511||6,780|
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MSTRKRFT Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 11/30/2014 Washington DC U Street Music Hall 11/26/2014 Pontiac MI The Pike Room at The Crofoot 11/25/2014 Chicago IL Sound-Bar 11/14/2014 Los Angeles CA Exchange LA 11/13/2014 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 05/22/2014 Toronto ON The Guvernment
MSTRKRFT Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 08/31/2012 New York NY Randalls Island 08/24/2012 Somerset WI Somerset Amphitheater 08/10/2012 San Francisco CA Golden Gate Park 07/21/2012 Honolulu HI Kaka'Ako Waterfront Park 07/07/2012 Ottawa ON Lebreton Flats 06/09/2012 Las Vegas NV Las Vegas Motor Speedway 06/08/2012 Las Vegas NV Las Vegas Motor Speedway 05/12/2012 Austin TX Emo's East
MSTRKRFT Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 12/31/2011 Dallas TX Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (formerly Dallas Convention Cen 10/29/2011 Chicago IL Congress Theater 10/15/2011 San Francisco CA Mezzanine 09/10/2011 Denver CO Ogden Theatre 08/06/2011 Chicago IL The Mid 07/01/2011 Norfolk VA The Norva
MSTRKRFT Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 12/31/2010 Vancouver BC Hastings Racecourse
MSTRKRFT Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 09/13/2009 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 09/12/2009 Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 09/05/2009 Edmonton AB Shaw Conference Centre 08/09/2009 Chicago IL Bottom Lounge