TOKiMONSTA is an artist who I haven’t kept up with for years until recently, but her Midnight Menu LP was a formative force in the development of my taste in electronic music. Up until that point, my knowledge of the electronic spectrum was limited to random artists found on YouTube and a user-curated blog where people shared a range of finds with one another via lists and reviews. As someone who trusted the taste of the site’s users, I was introduced to Midnight Menu after reading pages of positive reviews. While I never experienced the same level of rabid fever around the album, it became one of those late night records where I could put my headphones on, close my eyes, and slip into the woozy dream state of TOKiMONSTA’s vision.
Thus, it’s only fitting that TOKiMONSTA has recently reentered my consciousness as my life’s work now revolves around electronic music. Not only have her solo releases this year been absolutely killer, but she’s blessed us with a Felix Cartal remix of her standout track “We Love” that takes the MNDR collaboration and flips it into an airy, ultra vibey cut. Whether it’s originals or remixes, it’s awesome to see an artist who had a genuine hand in fine-tuning my musical preferences so prominently featured across blogs and playlists once more.