After dropping the incredibly great ‘Realla’ a few weeks ago, ‘Steal my Attention’ is the next song from TOKiMONSTA’s upcoming mini-album ‘Desiderium‘ that got released via her Soundcloud. Desiderium is bound to be released in the end of September and ‘Steal my attention’ surely sweetens the wait until then.
In the wake of all the attention for TOKi, I’ve revisited her debut album Midnight Menu, as well as the Creature Dreams EP, and was astonished because I forgot how developed she already sounded. And although her newest tracks and the old ones could both be categorized under the umbrella term future-beats, there’s a very distinct difference between TOKi today and from back then. The reason could be something, that she stresses in her interviews. That, as a producer, you should not try to copy someone else, but find your own sound. Maybe she just changed and her sound developed with her. What’s exciting is that TOKi did and still does sound great. I’m looking forward to what comes next with her.
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It already means exciting times, when TOKiMONSTA is about to release a new (mini-)album in the coming months. Nonetheless, she still managed to exceed my expectations. ‘Realla’, that features some beautifully soulful R&B vocals by Anderson Paak, totally blew my mind.
TOKi’s production together with Anderson’s vocals make this tune something uniquely enjoyable. It just oozes sexiness through all of its chords and verses. TOKi is definitely among my favorite female producers right now, aiming for the top spot with this sublime tune.
TOKiMONSTA was already featured briefly on Electric Women and with her upcoming album ‘Desiderium’ that is bound to be released on the 23rd of September, it can be said with some certainty, that this won’t be the last we’ve seen (and heard!) of her here.
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I just really wanted to post something by the amazing TOKiMONSTA and decided on this bonus track from her 2011 EP ‘Creature Dreams Japan’. Toki is also one of the unfortunately still relatively rare female electronic producers that regularly produces top of the notch remixes (like this one of Hundred Waters’ ‘Thistle’). Her latest album is 2013’s ‘Half Shadows’.
She is signed to Flying Lotus‘ Brainfeeder Records and her style is slightly reminiscent of his very relaxed beats as well. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, brought up with an education in classical music, studied business, worked in the video game industry and in advertising and is now considered one of LA’s top DJs.
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