Concerts & Clubs

Concerts & Clubs
Order’s up! Cheese smoothie playing at Fresh Café.

Psychedelic Hip, hop

Concerts & Clubs / The guys at Spells continue their series of shows featuring experimental DJs and trip-hop artists at Fresh Cafe’s Loft in Space with TOKiMONSTA, known to her parents as Jennifer Lee, an LA-based producer of experimental electronic hip hop in the vein of Flying Lotus, RJD2, and DJ Shadow’s more ambient side.

Toki is Korean for bunny rabbit and Monsta–well, that’s just the mystery behind the cute face. She’s recorded two EPs and two albums on Daedelus’ Brainfeeder label and on Japanese label Art Union, and while some of her music sounds like a soundtrack to Skinemax movies, most of her other tracks are thick, multilayered, soulful orchestrations, grooving, pulsing and drenched in black glitter glue. Don’t take it from me; she’s on Spotify.

Turn down the lights, set some absinthe on fire and give it a listen. Then go low with her at Fresh.

Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen St., Sat., 9/8, 9pm, 18+, $15. [freshcafehi.com], [spellshawaii.com]