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.
"@TheBPMFestival @YoungArtRecords yesssss🎉😎"Fri Dec 19 22:03:07 2014
"RT @TheBPMFestival: .@YoungArtRecords make their #BPM2015 debut with @TOKiMONSTA @nosajthing @TwoFreshbeats & @nickhook at @La_Santanera! h…"Fri Dec 19 19:06:53 2014
"My label @youngartrecords and @thebpmfestival are throwing a night in Playa Del Carmen, MX. It's going… http://t.co/e6tZMEC7EL"Fri Dec 19 19:01:11 2014
"@KeepinItClever played Nashville last night"Fri Dec 19 18:49:20 2014
"RT @BATHSmusic: it'd be brutal but we might be ready to have a yelp-type rating system for journalists"Fri Dec 19 03:47:51 2014