Born and raised in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, TOKiMONSTA (Jennifer Lee) was an unfocused pupil of classical piano. However, she has come to use this background to create vast textural soundscapes through utilizing live instruments, percussion, digital manipulation, and dusty noise. Through her musical creations, she is able to fuse vintage sounds with progressive styles into something unique.
Her music has been recognized and praised by the very best in avant-garde and mainstream media.TOKiMONSTA has been featured on various large scale radio programs such as: BBC Radio1, NPR, BBC World Service, J Wave (JP), Studio Brussels (BE), Radio Nova (FR), KCRW (USA) to name a few. Subsequently, she has been featured in DJ Mag, Pitchfork, XLR8R, URB, Paper, LA Times, SPIN, and is listed as the #1 female DJ in Los Angeles by LA Weekly.
Not only has she caught ears of many as a different dimension of Los
Angeles-based music, TOKiMONSTA is notably the first female to join
crew/label Brainfeeder, headed by Flying Lotus— celebrated as the most
exciting LA music label by LA Weekly. In addition, she is also a 2010
Red Bull Music Academy alumni, allowing her to join the ranks of other
elite taste makers. Her live performance is engaging as well as
intricate—using a laptop, other pieces of instrumentation and multimedia
to orchestrate a truly interactive experience. She is a fearless and
energetic performer who tours regularly around the world from LA to NY,
London to Tel Aviv, Singapore to Tokyo.
"I just saw my new live visual show in action and it's sooooooooo freaking amazing"Tue Sep 16 05:23:59 2014
"@FoodisnewRock @madeinheights ;)"Tue Sep 16 04:54:09 2014
"@MIKEGAO that.. is weird."Tue Sep 16 04:53:47 2014
"My first headline show at the El Rey sold out! Stoked to have @madeinheights open too 🔥"Mon Sep 15 22:35:10 2014
"RT @TheDoLaB: Hey LA! Our @TOKiMONSTA show at the El Rey this weekend is almost SOLD OUT! Grab tickets: http://t.co/HM2u0EtAUH"Mon Sep 15 17:44:16 2014