As TOKiMONSTA, California producer Jennifer Lee’s charted a fascinating career over the past eight years, and Lune Rouge is her exhilarating next step. The third proper long-player from TOKiMONSTA is both a logical progression of her sound and a surprising left turn from an artist that rarely ceases to surprise. A smoky, patient, and altogether lovely collection, Lune Rouge mixes modern sensibilities with old-school sounds to make for a heady brew of moonlit music.
TOKiMONSTA’s journey and tribulations gained more wide-spread attention after having starred in the season finale of the Vox-Netflix series Explained, narrated by Carly Rae Jepsen. The finale features live performance footage and interviews discussing Lee's recovery from Moyamoya.
After an astonishing recovery and monumental year, TOKiMONSTA is now being recognized for her critically- acclaimed release, Lune Rouge, which has officially been nominated by the Recording Academy for a Grammy Award as 2019’s Electronic Album of the Year. The nomination is not just an accolade but an astounding achievement for TOKiMONSTA, since she’s not only the first Asian American producer to ever get nominated in the Grammy Electronic category but the first woman to do so. TOKiMONSTA continues to deftly remain between the tastemaker and dance world with each release pushing boundaries and in turn leading to a phenomenal career as one of the top producers in the world. Proving that Lee is well on her way to becoming a household name and is finally getting the recognition she very well deserves.
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