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 vinyl. Through the creation of beats, she is able to fuse vintage sounds with progressive styles into something soulfully unique. Her music has been recognized and praised by the very best in avant-garde hip hop and electronica. She 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. Articles on her have been published in DJ Mag, XLR8R, URB, Paper, LA Weekly, and SPIN. 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 Flying Lotus’ crew/label BRAINFEEDER, which is on the forefront of LA music scene. In addition, she is also a 2010 Red Bull Music Academy alumni, allowing her to join the ranks of other taste maker affiliates (notable affiliates: Flying Lotus, Mr Hudson, Benga, Theo Parrish). Her live performance is engaging as well as intricate—using a laptop and other pieces of musical and multimedia gear. She is fearless and energetic performing regularly with the likes of Flying Lotus, Daedelus, Nosaj Thing, Gaslamp Killer, and many other of her peers.