TOKiMONSTA, a mainstay and much-appreciated female presence within Los Angeles’ prolific beat scene, released a mini-album featuring vocalist Gavin Turek last month. The two LA residents and longtime collaborators struck gold on the seven-track release, You’re Invited. The Asian-American electronic musician tones down her notoriously eccentric touch for dance music, meeting her vocalist halfway with ambitiously big pop productions like “Surrender” and “Grace.” A self-described “70s disco-pop princess,” Gavin Turek abandons the carefree neo-house/nu-disco jams of late for a fresh new sound–a return to the golden age of female-fronted 90s R&B, distinguished by TOKiMONSTA’s experimental approach at crafting rhythm and timbre.
Watch the duo perform “Surrender” live in Los Angeles here.
Stream You’re Invited below and hear TOKiMONSTA and Gavin Turek’s newly released cover of Brandy’s “Best Friend.”