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.
"RT @ninalasvegas: tonight on @triplejMixUp: me, @tokimonsta, @AlexanderAnir & Friction! http://t.co/759xNBN1mO http://t.co/VkcqJ62SCu"Sat May 30 07:01:21 2015
"pretty sure the engines on my airplane were attached w electrical tape, but i made it to Toronto! 🍁"Sat May 30 01:43:41 2015
"Playing Hard Toronto tmrwww. <insert drake> Oz and Nz starting next week! <insert koala> New music too: https://t.co/LTD6kPSqOp"Fri May 29 18:14:59 2015
"RT @amonly: New remix from @TOKiMONSTA http://t.co/S3f7eQhfFh"Fri May 29 18:09:28 2015
"RT @HYPETRAK: #NowPlaying @gavinturek "Frontline" (@TOKiMONSTA Remix) http://t.co/emHwqAIR8u http://t.co/u3JA6YlxML"Thu May 28 16:00:23 2015