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Tokimonsta - Creature Dreams EP - out on Brainfeeder



Tokimonsta Creature Dreams
Tokimonsta - Creature Dreams EP
(12"/Download) Brainfeeder, 2011-05-16

Jennifer Lee aka TOKiMONSTA prefers to work late - or early, depending on how you look at it. Most of her music is made between two and seven in the morning, because at that time of night "my mind works in strange and mysterious ways". Hence the title of this EP, a series of warm but decidedly woozy pieces of music, the soundtrack to the oddest, most beautiful dreams you've ever had. From the bouncing bass-beds of Bright Shadows, the Cocteau's-meet-LA-Beat of Darkest (Dim) (like Little Pleasures, featuring the exquisite vocals of Gavin Turek), on into Moving Forward (which sounds like the music R2D2 makes love to), the driving, relentless beat of Day Job, this is an EP suffused with both warmth and creativity.

Tokimonsta Creature Dreams
Tokimonsta - Creature Dreams EP
(12"/Download) Brainfeeder, 2011-05-16

TOKiMONSTA - Bright Shadows by BRAINFEEDER

Tracklisting :
01. Fallen Arches
02. Little Pleasures feat. Gavin Turek
03. Bright Shadows
04. Moving Forward
05. Stigmatizing Sex
06. Darkest (Dim) feat. Gavin Turek
07. Day Job

Links :
tokimonsta.com
facebook.com/tokimonsta
soundcloud.com/tokimonsta
twitter.com/tokimonsta
myspace.com/tokibeats
brainfeedersite.com
soundcloud.com/brainfeeder
twitter.com/Brainfeeder
vimeo.com/channels/brainfeeder
facebook.com/pages/BRAINFEEDER/117839439630

Press Release :
Jennifer Lee aka TOKiMONSTA prefers to work late - or early, depending on how you look at it. Most of her music is made between two and seven in the morning, because at that time of night "my mind works in strange and mysterious ways." Hence the title of this EP, a series of warm but decidedly woozy pieces of music, the soundtrack to the oddest, most beautiful dreams you've ever had.

From the bouncing bass-beds of "Bright Shadows," the Cocteau's-meet-LA-Beat of "Darkest (Dim)" (like "Little Pleasures," featuring the exquisite vocals of Gavin Turek), on into "Moving Forward" (which sounds like the music R2D2 makes love to), the driving, relentless beat of "Day Job," this is an EP suffused with both warmth and creativity.

Biography :
Born and raised in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, TOKiMONSTA (Jennifer Lee) was anunfocused pupil of classical piano. However, she has come to use this background to create vasttextural soundscapes through utilizing live instruments, percussion, digital manipulation, and dustynoise. Through her musical creations, she is able to fuse vintage sounds with progressive styles intosomething 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 maker alumni. 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. Some notable past performance were at DEMF, Sonar Barcelona. With the increased exposure and positive response, she is scheduled to perform at Coachella, WMC, SXSW, Sonar Tokyo, Wakarusa, and more in 2011. She will also be joint headlining with Daedelus on a 32 date US tour.

Current and Future Releases :
Cosmic Intoxication EP (vinyl/digital) on RAMP Recordings - Apr '10
Midnight Menu LP (CD/vinyl/digital) on Art Union - July '10
Free Dem/USD (10"/Digital) on Black Acre - Aug '10
LA 10x10 series #8 (10"/Digital) on All City - Nov '10
Creature Dreams EP (12"/Digital) on BRAINFEEDER - due to drop Spring '11
ANALOGUE MONSTA LP (CD/vinyl/digital) on Jazzy Sport - due to drop '11

Exclusive Remixes :
"Kidkanevil - Mega Joy (TOKiMONSTA Unsound Bliss mix)" for First Word Records
"Daedelus - Tailor Made My Way (TOKiMONSTA remix)" for Ninja Tune
"Take - Horizontal Figuration (TOKiMONSTA Crushing mix)" for Alpha Pup
"Andreya Triana - Far Closer (TOKiMONSTA Vibe mix)" for Ninja Tune
"Shing02 - 夢幻殿 (TOKiMONSTA Remix)" for Mary Joy Recordings
"Shing02 -旋毛風 (TOKiMONSTA Remix)" for Mary Joy Recordings
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