Posts Tagged ‘MSTRKRFT’
Ah yes. The music gods have been listening to my pleas – they have blessed me with more tunes from two of my favorite producers.
JFK and Al-P, the duo that make up MSTRKRFT, put out the song “Beards Again” on their website yesterday. It seemingly crashed though, as every time I tried to grab it, there was no connection. Well, their site is back up, so head over there to grab the free track in WAV form. If the overwhelming WAV format isn’t your thing, grab the mp3 right here.
“Beards Again” is one hell of a song. It starts with some very Iron Maiden sounding guitars matched with MSTRKRFT’s perfectly paced distorted synths. The campy guitars bring you in to one crazy ass drop 3 minutes in; then the dance party starts. The guitars come back, but in the hard hitting electro style everyone has come to expect from MSTRKRFT.
Their debut LP, The Looks, is considered by many to be pure electro gold, while some say they missed the mark with their sophomore effort, Fist Of God. Considering this, I don’t think MSTRKRFT are going to be letting anybody down with the next full length. Can’t wait!
Be Rad. Enjoy.
MSTRKRFT is back! After laying low since the release of Fist of God they finally work their way back into my ears with a remix of Katy Perry’s undeniably catchy “California Gurls.” The first time I actually listened to “California Gurls” was the day before yesterday on a rare occasion that I was listening to the radio and they played more than one song in a row. The song began to play and as I heard the opening synths I questioned if I was actually going to hear some electro on the radio – then Katy Perry started singing. I listened to the whole song but was a little over it by the end. I’m not a fan of Kate Perry’s music – this is only the second time I’ve given one of her songs my attention – but there is no denying her presence in American pop-music.
Anecdote aside, MSTRKRFT made a really nice remix of “California Gurls” although the sound is a little different from previous remixes of theirs. I’m sure there will be plenty of nay-sayers claiming “MSTRKRFT used to be good,” and whatever else the haters usually say, but I think this remix is hot. They don’t mess with the vocals all that much so you can sing right along and it hits nice and hard. It seems to me that the MSTRKRFT boys have been getting cozy with their new label-mates Mustard Pimp or something cause those build-ups and drops aren’t what I’m used to hearing from oft Jason-masked duo. They took a song that is cancerous with pop-goodness and injected it with some heavy hitting synths to give it an extra needed umph. I think it works and imma be blasting this one all summer! I can’t wait to hear more from MSTRKRFT in the future…LP3???
BONUS: Katy Perry vs. Bloc Party – “I Kissed A Banquet” <— The only other Katy Perry song I will listen to.
Be Rad. Enjoy.
MSTRKRFT’s debut LP The Looks ranks as one the, or my, best electro-house albums ever. “Paris,” is one of the heavier tracks off the album that has the kind of beat to keep you going for days on end. Fergie’s “Fergalicious” was a pretty popular song back in 2006 and most likely the more known track of this featured mash-up.
DJ Tripp produced the wonderfully titled “MSTRFRG” which is a masterful blend of the two aforementioned songs. While the song may seem borderline annoying, the furious lyrics layer perfectly on top of the banging electro tune to give it quite the spice. The blending of the two benefits the pitfalls of both artists; if MSTRKRFT is too techno for you, Fergie softens the blow and if Fergie is too gay for you, you’ll be surprised when you start singing along. The integrity of “Paris” is withheld as this mash-up is still a banger, now it just has some funny lyrics.
Be Rad. Enjoy.
Justin Bieber; I’ve done by best to avoid this kid at all costs. From what I’ve collected from brief viewings of him on TV, he is seems like most teenagers; ignorant and arrogant. Lucky for him he has talent. Like I said, I tried to dodge him but with the onslaught of media everywhere, I’ve been enveloped in Bieber-mania. Seriously though, how could I not give a this tween a chance with a MSTRKRFT x Justin Bieber mash-up. With MSTRKRFT in the mix there is a fifty-fifty chance or pure radness.
CJ Milli takes MSTRKRFT’s “Heartbreaker” and Bieber’s “Baby (feat. Ludcris)” to make one hell of a mash-up. “Heartbreaker” in an undeniably catchy MSTRKRFT tune and one of my favorite tracks of their latest Fist of God. Because of this, I couldn’t help myself but to fall in love with this mash-up as much as I wanted to resist all things Bieber. Check the song below and be aware that if there is at least one reason not to hate Justin Bieber, this is it.
Be Rad. Enjoy.