The New Deal is high energy three-piece live electronic band from Canada. Their music incorporates many elements of modern electronica, which they have branded live progressive breakbeat house. The band formed in 1998 after a friendly, impromptu jam session they had at the Toronto venue the Comfort Zone. Upon listening to a recording of the show, they were transfixed by how much it sounded like a DJ mix. They subsequently released the jam session as their first album, This Is Live.