Spin it Back Saturday: Green Velvet – ‘La La Land’
March 17, 2018
March 17, 2018
Jennifer Lee, or TOKiMONSTA as she is better known, is sort of a beast! Her career took off in 2010 after attending the Red Bull Music Academy and then became the first female to be signed to the Brainfeeder label; a monumental feat at the time, but one she says she doesn’t want to define her. “At that time, it was significant, it meant a lot to me and probably other females,” she said in an interview with music.mic, “now when I look back at it, I don’t want that to be a defining factor of who I am as a musician.”
It certainly hasn’t defined her as she continues to prove herself on her own terms. She’s put out two full-length albums, 10 singles and EPs, over 20 remixes, and most recently the re-release of her first album, Midnight Menu and a remixed version of her EP, FOVERE.
Her sound and her vision have developed since her early days. In 2014 TOKiMONSTA left the independent label Brainfeeder to pursue opportunities, like launching a label of her own, Young Art Records. The label has already released three albums, an EP, and a re-release. “It’s kind of like my little baby Pokémon. It’s gonna evolve.”, Lee says when asked about the growth of her label.
TOKiMONSTA (feat. Anderson .Paak & KRNE) – Put It Down
TOKiMONSTA is present in every part of her music, from creation to final production, giving each piece a truly authentic feel that sets her apart from others. Her indie/electro/r&b sound is distinct and on top of putting out music on a fairly constant basis, she’s become a regular on festival lineups including EDCO, Camp Flognaw, and Outside Lands.