Enchanted - Page 2

Andreya Triana and Tokimonsta tap into the sensual side of electric soul

Desire under the turntables: You can count on Andreya Triana and Tokimonsta to bring soulful subtlety to the party

You could say that Tokimonsta pulls from the psychedelic elements underpinning animation to infuse her music with a soulful, otherworldly quality. Her first EP from earlier this year, Cosmic Intoxication (Ramp), travels through the spacier realms of instrumental hip-hop. And her recent full-length, Midnight Menu (Art Union), begins where DJ Shadow's "Midnight in a Perfect World" left off: in awe toward the abyss of the city's night sky and fully enthralled with the prolonged indulgence and manipulation of emotion. Telephonic buzzes begin "Sa Mo Jung" just before a huge bassline kicks the engine toward a maximalist warp zone. The 8-bit haywire synth and rumbling sub-bass of "Chinese Smoothie" evoke the trailing luminescent tail of a dying comet. But some of the best Tokimonsta joints are remixes: an enchanting rendition of Marvin Gaye's "If This World Were Mine" and a flip of Tweet's "Call Me" into a glitched-out marvel of electric desire.


Sat./27, 9 p.m., $22.50

444 Jessie, SF

(415) 625-8880


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