Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 2000s
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Jesse F. Keeler (Jesse Frederick Keeler, 11 November 1976, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) and Al-P (b. Alex Puodziukas, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) formed this Canadian electronica group in 2005. Both individuals had experienced different amounts of musical success in the early millennium with the bands Death From Above 1979 (Keeler), and Girlsareshort (Puodziukas). The duo was aware of each other on the underground Toronto music scene, which led to Puodziukas producing Death From Above 1979’s debut You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine. The album was critically lauded and the band seemed destined for widespread success, but split in mid-2006 to pursue other projects. It was from the ashes of Death From Above 1979 that MSTRKRFT (pronounced Masterkraft) was created, through Keeler and Puodziukas’ love of electronic music. Both had sampled the dance music scene before their group success; Keeler was a Latin house producer, and Puodziukas was a purveyor of the...

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