NEON NYE 2016 w/ MSTRKRFT
MSTRKRFT (pronounced ‘Master craft’) is the project of Toronto musician Jesse F. Keeler and studio wizard Al-P, two music-loving dudes who’ve been itching to make people dance as hard as they’ve made them rock. The pair has been collaborating, on and off, since 1998, when Al recorded Jesse’s punk rock band Black Cat #13.
In October of 2004, the duo recorded their first remix for release – a balls-to-the-wall rendition of NYC band The Panthers’ “Thank Me With Your Hands.” An immediate underground success even before official release (the song was first included on a promo-only Vice Magazine CD,) the remix was played in dance clubs, rock clubs, and made its way onto compilations, including Plant Music’s prestigious The Sound of Young New York + Toronto.
From that buzz, MSTRKRFT developed both an immediate following and a lengthy list of artists looking for their remix interpretation. Reading like a who’s-who of today’s most prominent musical trendsetters, this includes artists such as The Gossip, Justice, Usher, Wolfmother, The Crystal Method, Chromeo, Armand Van Helden, Kylie Minogue, Annie, The Kills, Buck 65, Juliette Lewis and the Licks, Nine Inch Nails, and Metric.
With the 2006 release of their diverse debut artist album The Looks, and its funkin’ fantastic, vocoder-heavy lead party jam “Easy Love,” MSTRKRFT proved that they could make and mix rock and dance music with equal abandon and precision. MSTRKRFT’s second LP, Fist Of God, was released on March 17 2009. The album features club banger “Bounce” feat. NORE. The infectious song has made its way to dance radio, became an instant blog favorite and was even picked as the title theme music for MTV’s “FN MTV.”
Vosper is a Montreal-based dance music duo formed by Edouard Le and Christopher Byron. With influences ranging from Detroit legends James Stinson and Gerald Donald to UK pioneers Mark Bell and Alan Wilder, the two mine the darker interstices between techno and vintage EBM to create their own inspired strain of analog malevolence.
The massive, cavernous sound of tracks like “Release”, “Hidden Faces”, and “We Are” is accented by pitch-black detuned vocal samples and manic acid flourishes, while “Music for the Lost & Dead”, a collaboration with Bozzwell, evinces their talent for subtler moods. This versatility extends to Vosper’s growing body of remix work, which thus far has seen them bloody and bruise tracks by peers like Morgan Hammer, The Countach, and Monoblok & PSLKTR.
Following a series of well-received releases on respected underground labels like Paris’ Meant and New York’s Throne of Blood, they’re now back on their Parisian home base with a stunning 4 tracks EP backed up with stunning remixes from Items&Things stalwart Marc Houle and label-mates Monoblok&PSLKTR.
Since his debut in 2002, DJ Cherry COLA rise rapidly in the electronic Montreal scene. Resident DJ at the famous “Foufounes Électriques”, he created “Big City Night” a weekly electronic night.
A night that had almost 800 attendings each week !
DJ Cherry COLA played alongside other international artists like:
Justice, SebastiAn, Busy P, Mr. Oizo, Daft Punk, Vitalic, Boys Noize, Death From Above 1979, We Are Wolves, Duchess Says, Vive La Fete, Plastic Bertrand, DJ Mehdi, Digitalism, DJ Hell, Tiga, Thomas Von Party, Jordan Dare, Deee-Lite, DJ Champion @ Centre Bell, The Gossip, Nitzer Ebb, Ascii Disco, The Horrorist, Lesbians On XTC, Controller.Controller, Moving Units, The Bloody Beetroots, Fake Blood, Mike Mind, Mary Hell, Félix Cartal, Les Petits Pilous, datA, Detect, Téki Latex, Omnikrom, Numéro#, Le Tigre & a lot more !