This Saturday, June 11, Canadian electronic music agitators MSTRKRFT are set to take the stage for Inception Saturdays at Exchange LA where they will perform a highly-anticipated live set. The show will preview material from their upcoming summer release, OPERATOR (July 22) on Last Gang Records–their first album in over seven years. Digital pre-order for the album is available now here.
MSTRKRFT, who is Jesse F. Keeler & Al-P, quietly began work on OPERATOR in late 2013 at their Toronto studio, optimizing their analog attack with an arsenal of synths, 808s, 909s and other equipment to track and perform what would eventually become Operator. They left the computer set to “record” and banged out hundreds of hours of music to draw from.
MSTRKRFT was last heard from in 2011 when they released 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 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.