MSTRKRFT is an electronic music group from Toronto, Ontario, Canada; they're signed to Dim Mak Records. MSTRKRFT was started in 2005 by Jesse F. Keeler formerly member of Death from Above 1979 and Alex Puodziukas (Al-P) formerly of the Mississauga electropop group Girlsareshort. Al-P is also the producer of album You're a Woman by for Death from Above 1979, I'm a Machine as well as several of Black Cat #13's records (Jesse's former band). The duo is a working partners, for a long time. MSTRKRFT also produced How to Kill, and Magneta Lane's second LP,Die Mannequin's first EP, Dancing With Daggers.
MSTRKRFT had been commissioned to remix songs by several artists such as Ayumi Hamasaki, Death From Above 1979, Kylie Minogue,Bloc Party, Metric, Wolfmother, Annie, Justice, and The Kills.
Their first single was released in 2006 "Easy Love". They released their second single on July 6 "Work On You". MSTRKRFT released The Looks, their first LP in the United States on July 18, 2006 and February 2, 2007 in Britain. Keeler and Al-P told Eye Weekly weeks before the release of The Looks, that as the album was being finished, the planning stages for a follow-up record had already begun. Describing the upcoming album's new direction, Al-P said that the album would be "darker, underground disco and house with elements of American rock music."