Mind if I share a pop tune with you today? I’ve never really been into Little Dragon and the sorts and I was a bit suspicious when Tokimonsta signed to that label. But well, it can be tiring to be a music snob all day and I guess I’m somewhat falling for the catchiness of this tune. It’s one of two songs recorded live on KCRW the other day, you can watch the other one over here.
It’s been a while since we last dedicated a post to a Resident Advisor podcast, but for the first lady of Brainfeeder we’ll gladly continue the tradition. So here are 52 minutes of music put together by the one Tokimonsta.01. Torso Kurten – The Fraternity Of Torture
02. Baris Manco- Lambaya Puf De
03. DJ Krush – Roll & Tumble
04. Stromba – Manphibian
05. Gonjasufi – Kowboyz&Indians
06. Tokimonsta – Brand New
07. Tortoise – Senecca
08. Luniz – Put The Lead On Ya
09. Samiyam – Already
10. Flying Lotus – Dirty Chopsticks
11. Häzel – Piano Boy
12. Tokimonsta – In The Mist
13. Jeremiah Jae – $Easons
14. Gucci Mane – Photoshoot (Flying Lotus Remix)
15. Jonwayne – Time Trial
16. Daedelus – Tailor-Made (Tokimonsta Remix)
17. Unknown Shapes – If I Should Die
18. Tokimonsta – Mileena’s Theme
19. Africa Hitech – 93 Million Miles
20. Fuck Buttons – Rough Steez
22. Oorutaichi – Futurelina
23. Austin Peralta – Epilogue: Renaissance Bubbles
24. Beach House – Walk In The Park
25. Tokimonsta feat. Gavin – Darkest (Dim)
You know the routine by now: get the download, press play then read this little interview.
The first lady of Brainfeeder, LA’s Tokimonsta is the latest contributor to oki-ni‘s podcast series and it’s a truly wonderful mix.
“I think I was going for a slightly odd romantic vibe, traveling through different genres of music that still maintain this eerie romantic feeling.”01. White Noise – Love Without Sound
02. Baths – Lovely Bloodflow
03. The Long Lost – The Art Of Kissing
04. Mono/Poly – Glow
05. Twin Sister – Lady Daydream
06. 2pac – Do For Love (Instrumental)
07. Express Rising – Neighborhood
08. José Larralde – Quimey Neuquen (Chancha Via Circuito Remix)
09. Telepopmusik – Breathe (Tokimonsta Remix)
10. Tokimonsta – Stigmatizing Sex
11. Matthewdavid – Like You Mean It
12. Houses – All Night
13. Jonwayne – Feature Mndsgn
14. Ras G – Shinelight
15. Dark Star – Aidy’s Girl Is A Computer
16. Tokimonsta – Bright Shadows
17. Mono/Poly – 1000 Petaled Lotus (Awakened)
Unfortunately, this mix is available for stream only, unless you’re familiar with certain methods.
Recently voted as hottest female DJ in Los Angeles, Brainfeeder associate Tokimonsta has put out a new mix CD. Now limited to 500 copies in worldwide sale, “Autumn Heat” was previously on sale on Alpha Pup tour through Asia.
Unfortunately, the CD comes without tracklist, it features music from “Flying Lotus, Andreya Triana, Mike Slott, Lunice, J Dilla, Dimlite, Teebs, James Blake, Ras G, Daedelus, Dâm Funk, Computer Jay, Samiyam and all that jazz.”
I have spotted copies at Sounds of the Universe, Rush Hour and Boomkat, but you might find it as well at your favourite spot.
For the eighth installment of All City’s LA 10 series, Mike Gao and Tokimonsta each occupy a side on the 10-inch. Below you can listen to one of the tracks, there’s also a second track available on SoundCloud.
LA Series #8 is out now, get your copy from All City or Rush Hour!
December 15, 2010 All City is officially giving away the track “Park Walks”, you can download it for free!
I was aware of several future projects by Brainfeeder associated producer and RBMA 2010 alumni Tokimonsta. Following her Cosmic Intoxication EP, out next will be an EP with London’s Blue Daisy on Team Acre. She also collaborates with Suzie Analogue as Analogue Monsta and completed remixes for Devonwho and Kid Kanevil.
What I didn’t know until today is that she has completed her debut album Midnight Menu and it’s available now from stores worldwide!
Here are two tracks you are probably familiar with. The first one is “Lucid Waking”, the second is called “Cheese Smoothie.”
And here’s a look at the full tracklist:01. Gamble
02. Sweet Day
03. Sa Mo Jung
06. Cheese Smoothie
07. Lucid Waking
08. Solitary Joy feat. Shuanise
09. Simple Reminder
12. Bready Soul
13. Lovely Soul
14. Solitary Joy feat. Shaunise (RLP & Sauce81 remix)
Midnight Menu was released on the Japanese Art Union/Listen Up label, you can buy it digitally worldwide on iTunes or get yourself a copy on CD from Rush Hour, Piccadilly or WeNod.
What sounds a bit like that unofficial Flying Lotus remix of Mr. Oizo ($tunt$), is actually a collaboration of the highly talented individuals Blue Daisy and Tokimonsta.
The track will be part of the a forthcoming release on Team Acre, a sub-branch of the Black Acre label. If you like the track, leave them a comment on SoundCloud!
Aug 5, 2010 In the meantime, this has hit stores worldwide. Get the digital release or buy the vinyl at Rush Hour or Boomkat.
Brainfeeder’s own TOKiMONSTA posted this free track on her blog last night. Just in time to remind you of her Cosmic Intoxication EP out now on RAMP Recordings.
The story for the track goes like this:
I get home after an awesome night at Low End Theory, then I see my rhodes still hanging in the living room because the 300 lb beast requires more than what is within my own abilities to carry up a flight of stairs to my studio. I felt the urge to make an all rhodes song, so I pseudo jammed on the rhodes and recorded directly into the mobile audio interface I use for my live performances. I didn’t even grab a proper mic to record the percussion–I recorded directly from the shitteous mic on my mac. In which, the percussion consists of me banging and tapping the top of the rhodes body, my car keys, and my snaps. The overall process was just me recording and looping bits into Ableton, then recording more layers, etc. So in total: 1 rhodes (for music and percussion), a pair of car keys, 1 mobile audio interface, 1 mac, 1 drunk girl. So yea, just layers and no edits, but minor EQing to cancel out the hiss from the unbalanced cables I was using. See? Doesn’t take much to make a song.
Feel free to download this tune, if you’re a producer or a vocalist play around with it and send it back to TOKiMONSTA.
The much anticipated debut EP from LA’s TOKiMONSTA is finally in sight. Titled “Cosmic Intoxication” it will drop on RAMP Recordings later this month.01. Playing With Toys
02. Doing It My Way
03. Smoke & Mirrors
04. Aching Nodes
05. Line To Dot
06. Glaring Lights
07. Let Me Trick You (digital exclusive)
You might remember the last track, which was previously available on 12-inch on the same label – hence it’s only part of the digital download.
Below you can listen to a mini-mix giving you an excellent preview to the EP.
According to TOKiMONSTA the EP will be out on April 29th, Juno lists the (digital release) with a release-date of April 19th.
Apr 16, 2010 Juno now has copies in stock, so does Rush Hour. You can also get it as download.
While I’m not exactly a fan of rappers like Lil’ Wayne, my crush on Tokimonsta‘s music is undeniable. Which is why I have to share her latest SoundCloud offerings with you.
You might have heard this one before, it was taken from the Attention Deficit Remix Tape she released back in 2008. This is the first time you can actually download the track. Better hurry, could be one of those expiring links.
Another “vintage” track from Tokimonsta made it to her SoundCloud page, it goes by the name of Arm Candy.