Essentials

ESSENTIALS: TOKiMONSTA – “Put It Down”

ICYMI: TOKiMONSTA uploaded “Put it Down” to Soundcloud just a few days ago and it’s an instant essential.
Her most recent release, and coupled with the announcement of her upcoming mini-album Fovere, the L.A. producer boasts her characteristic ultra-synthetic lush sounds — but “Put it Down” goes many layers deep. Additional production via KRNE adds a slightly harder edge to the TOKiMONSTA’s lighter production and vocals by Dr. Dre affiliate Anderson .Paak. add that crucial final component that seems to tie the song together from start to finish. The integration of rap into TOKiMONSTA’s songs, though occasionally sparse, has been successful in adding a lovely component to her sound so far.
Check out the single and dates for her upcoing 2015 Fovere tour below the jump – Midwest fans might be a little salty to notice a lack of a Chicago date in favor of a handful of dates in the Northeast. Connect with TOKi on Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud.
TOKiMONSTA FOVERE TOUR 2015 Dates:
11/19 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
11/20 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
11/21 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
11/22 Iztacalco, Mexico – Corona Capital Music Festival
11/25 Detroit, MI – Populux
11/27 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
12/01 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
12/02 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
12/03 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
12/04 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
12/05 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
12/08 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Josh Messer also contributed to reporting on this story.
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