“Toki” translates to “a rabbit” in Korean, while producer Jennifer Lee the ‘Monsta’ hails from the South Los Angeles. The Korean-American female talent began her musical career as an unfocused pupil of classical piano, but has since transitioned to more complex soundscapes through the use of digital manipulation, live instruments and dusty vinyl. Currently signed by BRAINFEEDER / Art Union, her traditional West Coast style almost resembles instrumental hip-hop, but with intricate aural textures crafted by bass kicks, snares, glitches and synths.
“Sore” is a rough, unreleased track with a distinct avante garde style. This new song utilizes heavy grooves with smooth electronic beats from symphonic, dub-like percussion. Through the epic orchestral beat that is both sporadic and grimy, she is able to fuse vintage sounds with progressive styles. TOKiMONSTA’s sonic experiment creates a unique and complex breakdown melody with spacey, soulful, midnight rhythms.