10 takeaways from TOKiMONSTA’s Reddit AMA
Hot off the heels from the delivery of her sixth studio album Oasis Nocturno, TOKiMONSTA has continued to remain a constant force in the electronic music scene throughout the past decade. Shaping her sound through a vast exploration of genre-defying productions, the Young Art label boss has found herself with a Grammy-nomination and collaborations with prolific peers from Anderson .Paak, ZHU, Yuna, EarthGang, and more. Having overcome a nearly life-ending experience amid her career, TOKi’s innate resilience has inevitably seeped into her artistic perspective and constituted an awe-inspiring journey that her fans everywhere have come to witness.
Although her impending tour dates have yet to be set, the LA-based producer promised the tour would not altogether be cancelled and that her team has been working on ironing out the specifics. While cities across the country and abroad experience quarantine lockdowns, a Reddit AMA could not be a more fitting way to kill some time.
TOKi took to r/EDM to answer some questions about her all-time inspirations, interesting collaborations, and more. Read Dancing Astronaut‘s 10 takeaways below.
Psychedelics have helped her create from within.
Lightning in a Bottle is one of her favorite festivals.
She’s a fan of psychedelic rock and Motown.
She’s extra careful to have her contracts reviewed.
She’s worked with The Velvet Underground’s John Cale.
“I Wish I Could” was the first song she wrote post-surgery recovery.
Her biggest inspirations are Missy Elliot, Bjork, and Wutang Clan.
Her and Skrillex have thought about collaborating.
Her favorite Pokemon is Vulpix.
She’s got an eye for up-and-coming artists from all genres.
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