add void

TOKiMONSTA

Can’t think of a label whose output I’ve enjoyed listening to more than Brainfeeder’s this year. There’s no one else who has come close to spreading their signature sound across an entire roster without sounding old or tired or as if anything’s been done like it before. In light of this I feel like they deserve something. So this is me crowning Brainfeeder my label of the year. I’m sure Flying Lotus will be on the phone shortly…

Anyway. TOKiMONSTA is the latest artist from the LA staple to grab my attention and the split 10″ she’s released with Mike Gao this week has given me the opportunity to share a track. Her music has Brainfeeder written all over it but, as is the case with her label mates, she uses the trademark lopsided beats and retro-futurist aesthetic as blueprints to launch her own distinctive take on a genre that is fast becoming monopolized by one label.

Fingers crossed for more of the same from this lot in 2011- who knows where they’ll go next? With the recent award from Add Void under their belts, the sky really is the limit.

Soundcloud won’t let me share the rest of the songs from the EP, but click here to listen.

Find that 10″ here

This entry was written by Keith Urbane and published on December 15, 2010 at 4:14 pm. It’s filed under music and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: