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Interview: TOKiMONSTA

Interview: TOKiMONSTA

Tuesday 2nd July, 2013 9:31AM

Over the last five years, Los Angeles beat architect/live electronic performer TOKiMONSTA (government name Jennifer Lee) has been making substantial headway with her own singular take on beats, hip-hop, RnB and mid-tempo electronic club music.

A lifelong technology enthusiast, Lee's productions and live performances have seen her win acclaim from BBC Radio1, Pitchfork, MTV, Billboard and numerous other outlets. Along the way she's been connected with key contemporary electronic camps situated in both the underground (Brainfeeder Records) and the mainstream (Ultra Records) and toured the world.

This week Lee will make her New Zealand debut through two shows in Auckland and Wellington with support from locals Kamandi and Suren Unka. (click here for tour + ticketing info)

In light of this Martyn Pepperell spoke with her on the phone from Australia on Monday to talk about making the transition from hobbyist to professional musician, and perhaps more crucially, jumping from the underground clubs of Los Angeles to the big room mainstream rave circuit without losing sight of who you are creatively, and ultimately, the continuum your music exists within.

Click here to read our interview with TOKiMONSTA.

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