MSTRKRFT Love Techno, but only kinda love Toronto
MSTRKRFT have done something most Toronto electronic music artists can't - they've broken out into the global scene and have become hipster household names. Earlier this year the superstar duo played to a wild crowd at Coachella and more recently they dropped in on the annual "I Love Techno" festival in Belgium, along with some of the world's most influential acts (Justice, Adam Beyer, Felix Da Housecat, Ben Sims, Klaxons, Simian Mobile Disco, Ellen Allien, and Underworld, to name a few). The festival was completely sold out at a whopping (and bopping) 35,000 people.
They gave an interesting (and fidgety) interview before the gig, and had a few things to say about Toronto. When asked about our city, they we're quick to suggest that it's not where they'll stay.
"We'll move to the Bahamas, we'll move to Los Angeles, we'll move to Hawaii, or we'll move to Tokyo. We'll move to Miami. But like, everyone leaves, so it's kind of a tough spot. We have great parties, but, you know, if you're making electronic music or you're making dance music there's much better places for us to be."
I Love Techno TV video interview after the jump...
With their insane level of popularity, and continued success as remixers (upcoming tracks for the Beastie Boys, M.I.A., and more), they're sure to do as most others seeking higher fame, recognition, and support have done - and leave Toronto for "sunnier" places (where are you Jake Fairley, Jeremy P Caulfield, Mike Shannon, pan/tone?). I just hope that if they do leave, Jesse F. Keeler continues to sport the oldskool Toronto Blue Jays cap and MSTRKRFT come back to rock the T-dot dance floors often enough.
Check out some of their most awesome music videos here.
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