DJs


Merciful Mastery

MSTRKRFT proves that the use of vowels is utterly overrated and quirky minds can create awesome thump music.

From their overall look right on down to their sound, the Canadian twosome, JFK and AL-P, somewhat play the role of anti-superstar DJ-producers while taking complete solace in the savage art of wrecking dance floors, crowds and stages.

From their punk dance concoctions to their club-friendly electro-rock beat experimentations, MSTRKRFT’s music forges ahead by passing trends and creating new explosive lanes in music. The grunge-disco-house assailants bring their talents to Kakaako Waterfront Park as the headlining attraction at the 14th annual Love Festival this Saturday.

Your ears will get seared from the heat on their latest album Beards Again. For some authentic MSTRKRFT fierceness to cling to, sample “Bounce,” remixed by A-Trak, or “Heartbreaker,” featuring John Legend.

If there is any synth-crunching or bass-pulverizing going down this weekend, you can bet that the Canadian tech misfits will be doling it out while reeling you in under their musical spell. What better event to experience such musical carnage at than Hawaii’s biggest dance massive of the year?

The Love Festival, Kakaako Waterfront Park, Sat., 7/21, 8pm–3am, [ticketmaster.com]