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 print by DJ Mag, Pitchfork, XLR8R, URB, Paper, LA Times, SPIN, and more. LA Weekly
ranked her as 2010's #1 female DJ in Los Angeles. Additionally, Resident Adviser did a full feature on her for
their "Breaking Through," an RA series which focuses on the next big artist.
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 positive exposure and increasing movement surrounding
her, she is scheduled to perform at Coachella, WMC, SXSW, Sonar Tokyo, Wakarusa, and more in 2011. She will
also be co-headlining with Daedelus on a 32 date US tour.