MSTRKRFT say electro is ‘ruined’, record Mortal Kombat soundtrack

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Canadian electro forefathers MSTRKRFT have always been outspoken of the scene they helped create in the mid ‘noughties – are we still calling it that? – previously spilling to ITM about the backlash that met their 2009 LP Fist Of God with all its electro-rap hybrids. Now one half of the duo, Jesse F. Keeler, has given his state of the electro union, saying that it has been ‘ruined’ by Will.i.am and the bandwagon-jumping pop crowd.

“Six years ago, it was us, Justice, Boys Noize, Simian Mobile Disco and Digitalism,” Keeler said of the electro innovators in an interview with Seattle’s 107.7. “And now it’s…the music du jour and everyone’s doing it. It’s at the point where the whole style has become so ruined…if I was a 13 year old kid now, and I was looking for what was cool, I would look at electro and I would see The Black Eyed Peas and I would think this is the last thing I want to be involved with; this is not cool at all.”

Explaining that MSTRKRFT had “watched dance music react to that without saying anything”, Keeler revealed that the next MSTRKFT album will be the duo’s statement in the face of the electro mushroom cloud.

“The second record, Fist Of God, was where we thought things were going, and record number three is sort of…where we think things should go,” he began. “We looked at the scene and it seemed very disjointed, it seemed like… a cat falling down a well scratching at whatever it could trying to hold on. And we just decided we’d make the record that we thought should exist in the midst of all the confusion. It’s our Led Zeppelin III, it’s the record people will either like or hate.”

As well as offering the first glimpses of LP3 for MSTRKRFT, Keeler also explained that the duo had been tapped to produce an original soundtrack for the next installment of the Mortal Kombat video game franchise with Keeler’s Teenage Riot artist stable.

“Someone approached our record label to do the soundtrack for the whole thing,” Keeler confirmed. “Originally the Mortal Kombat music was techno, and I’ve learned since that it introduced a lot of kids to the music so we were excited. It’s funny because video games are the only thing that people buy anymore, so to do the soundtrack for the whole game was pretty exciting. We have a ridiculous roster of people on it. I actually just finished up my song for it, Scorpion’s Theme.”

If it is indeed a Teenage Riot joint then expect the next MK game to be bundled with tunes from JFK, Blende, Hostage and whatever other famous friends are available. Until then enjoy some classic old Mortal Kombat cuts below.

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RAINESUPREME

RAINESUPREME said on the 8th Feb, 2011

Fuck, these guys were NEVER electro for fucks sake. The Mortal Kombat soundtracks were closer to electro than they ever were.

daverh

daverh said on the 8th Feb, 2011

Hmmm, tell that to Jesse.

CRoNic

CRoNic said on the 8th Feb, 2011

MK3... Fucking awesome. So many hours on the SNES playing that shit.

cheechvda

cheechvda said on the 8th Feb, 2011

hmmm,i think they might be a little bitter that they arent in demand anymore, Alex Ridha seems to be going strong and still making relevant music...

crazybowers

crazybowers said on the 8th Feb, 2011

Its a little hypocritical when they made an album featuring rap artists.....They are just as at fault for making dance music this way

Mickstah

Mickstah said on the 8th Feb, 2011

Wait, Electro or Electro House?

RAINESUPREME

RAINESUPREME said on the 8th Feb, 2011

Maybe Electro House, maybe Nu-Rave and maybe french whateverthefuckuwannacallit but never electro. ANd dont forget kids rappers were much more an intergral part of original electro than their given props for.(Not standing up for this new shit though..)

Mickstah

Mickstah said on the 8th Feb, 2011

Also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkL65zHA0tk Fk yeah!

wild_comfort

wild_comfort said on the 8th Feb, 2011

2011 will be the year of warp records and planet mu. hudson mohawke, rustie and aphex twin are gonna bring some next level shit. which will be ruined by the end of the year.

protoman

protoman said on the 8th Feb, 2011

this prolly has alot to do with the DFA79 reunion....but he is kinda right and im not a big MSTRKRFT fan at all

dn-ul

dn-ul said on the 8th Feb, 2011

Haha Rainesupreme, what you on about son. stop splitting hairs. "the looks" was an electro album.

viktorwiener

viktorwiener said on the 8th Feb, 2011

Fuck mstrkrft, just go back to Death from Above, and stop bitchin'!

Wowk

Wowk said on the 8th Feb, 2011

The fuck? THEY ruined electro. So did Justice and all the other useless cunts. Go listen to some Egyptian Lover and get a fucking clue.

sHaRp-b0y

sHaRp-b0y said on the 8th Feb, 2011

Shut up MSTRKRFT you FGTS!

Matty_neal

Matty_neal said on the 8th Feb, 2011

Wow, get over yourselves you loser kids.

FTorres

FTorres said on the 8th Feb, 2011

“Six years ago, it was us, Justice, Boys Noize, Simian Mobile Disco and Digitalism,” lolz, dingbats

Optimus Rhyme

Optimus Rhyme said on the 8th Feb, 2011

fuck these guys. How you can go from the brilliance of DFA1979 to this appalling nonsense has always perplexed me

PussehsMum

PussehsMum said on the 8th Feb, 2011

So true what they said about will.i.am - that guy needs a good date with a revolver

RAINESUPREME

RAINESUPREME said on the 8th Feb, 2011



Thought someone that studies music might actually have more of a clue... sorry dude- there is not one bit of true electro on that record. Maybe a spawn of electro but not electro.

daverh

daverh said on the 8th Feb, 2011

http://images2.memegenerator.net/ImageMacro/5636781/what-is-true-electro.jpg?imageSize=Medium&generatorName=Philosoraptor

protoman

protoman said on the 8th Feb, 2011

rainsupreme is a poof

JackT

JackT said on the 9th Feb, 2011

RAINESUPREME has a point about rappers and 'electro', eh.

RAINESUPREME

RAINESUPREME said on the 9th Feb, 2011



protoman, that one time i fucked you in the ass doesn't make me gay dude, I just could have sworn you were a woman with that nice tuck job of yours.

RAINESUPREME

RAINESUPREME said on the 9th Feb, 2011

Real Electro..http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=247508

dn-ul

dn-ul said on the 9th Feb, 2011



Hmm so the music i think is "electro" sounds just as bad as the music you classify as "real electro"

how strange.

Arku

Arku said on the 9th Feb, 2011

mstrkrft are a joke. the shit they make aint even close to electro. And there is a big distinction between electro that was made in the 80's and the shit they made last decade that was calling itself the same thing. what a pair of wack c*nts.

Henry Johnstone

Henry Johnstone said on the 9th Feb, 2011

Jason Voorhees is just as bad as Spiderman. And don't even get me started on Mickey Mouse.

DHindahouse

DHindahouse said on the 9th Feb, 2011

late 70s early 80s electro is the real shiz, none of this nu crap. They didnt invent anything. Go listen to some Kraftwerk and STFU.