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