After a five-year hiatus, Canadian electronic music producers MSTRKRFT (Jesse F. Keeler & Al-P) sprang back into action in March with the release of “Little Red Hen” (Last Gang Records). The duo also made a handful of appearances in Austin for SXSW, revealing their new live show. Now MSTRKRFT will emerge again with a select run of U.S. tour dates this June.
Kicking off June 1 in Washington D.C., MSTRKRFT will embark on a seven-date tour taking them to Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where they’ll perform live shows. 2011 was the last time MSTRKRFT was heard from with the release of the single “Back in the USSA.” It capped off an incredible run for the Toronto electronic dance music disruptors that began with their Juno Award-winning debut album The Looks in 2006.
Electrifying festival appearances at Bonnaroo and HARD Summer followed in addition to high-profile official remixes for everybody from Katy Perry and Kylie Minogue to Wolfmother, Justice and Bloc Party. 2009’s Fist of God boasted collaborations with the likes of John Legend, Ghostface Killah, E-40, N.O.R.E., Lil’ Mo and more as it predicted an eventual crossover between hip-hop and electronic music on the horizon.
Check out MSTRKRFT’s Essential Playlist on Spotify now here.
Critical praise for “Little Red Hen”:
“…four minutes of growling synth-bass and blaring electronics…” – Ryan Reed, Rolling Stone (3/7/16)
“With ‘Little Red Hen,’ MSTRKRFT show that even after half a decade, they still have everything it takes to stay on the cutting edge.” – Toby Reaper, Dancing Astronaut (3/6/16)
“Toronto techno shredders MSTRKRFT, featuring Jesse F. Keeler of Canadian punk duo Death From Above 1979, have come screaming back like a power surge from wherever they’ve been hiding for the past five years. Dispensing with the wry Justice-league bounce of their last album, 2009’s Fist of God, on ‘Little Red Hen’ Keeler and DJ partner Al P. twist the innards of their synthesizers (and likely most of their listeners) with relentlessly grinding, leather-on- leather squeals. It’s Hell’s Club on speed.” – Harley Brown, SPIN (3/11/16)
MSTRKRFT Brings their live tour to Exchange LA Saturday 06/11!