Electronic duo MSTRKRFT's sophomore CD "Fist of God" features guests like Ghostface Killah, Lil Mo, N.O.R.E, and John Legend, the latter whose presence drew my attention to the disc.
They fall into the same musical bracket at Prodigy, Justice and Daft Punk, and the album features club anthems with static-sounding fuzzy and buzzing riffs. Opening cut "It aint love" featuring Lil Mo is one of such. "1000 cigarettes" is a head-pummeling Prodigy-style electro instrumental, which appears again later in the disc featuring rapping by Freeway.
The fuzzy "Bounce" does as its title says and features N.O.R.E. and Isis. "So deep" is a hypnotic Techno-ish gem featuring the soulful vocals of Jahmal, who appears again on "Breakaway" which sounds like some Chicago House music classic. The fuzzy Rock-tinged "Click click" features rapping by E40, while the atonal "Word up" features an expletive spitting Ghostface Killah.
There are instrumentals like "Vuvuvu", and the swirling "Fist of God", but my favourite is the more sublime piano-sprinkled "Heartbreaker" with a (fitting) languid performance by John Legend. It is different from everything else on the album, more like what one would find on a Röyksopp or even David Guetta album.
Guaranteed to keep you up all night dancing!