Jennifer Lee, known professionally as Tokimonsta (stylized as TOKiMONSTA), is an American record producer and DJ from Los Angeles. She has collaborated with Thirsty Fish, Kool Keith, MNDR, and Anderson Paak. She has also remixed tracks by Andreya Triana, Daedelus, Jodeci, and Justin Timberlake. In 2019, she was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Dance / Electronic Album.
Jennifer Lee grew up in Torrance, California. She is of Korean descent. She graduated from University of California, Irvine with a degree in business and later worked for a video game producer.
Lee was classically trained as a pianist. She first started working on beats while in college, when she participated in workshops by Leimert Park's Project Blowed and Low End Theory.
Lee was invited to attend the Red Bull Music Academy in London in 2010. She was the first woman to sign to Flying Lotus's Brainfeeder label and released her first album, Midnight Menu, in November 2010 on Brainfeeder. She was rated the #1 Hottest Los Angeles Lady DJ by LA Weekly in December 2010. She released the EP Creature Dreams, also on Brainfeeder, in 2011. The next year, she released Boom, an 11-track collaborative project with Suzi Analogue as Analogue Monsta.
In 2013, her second album, Half Shadows, was released on Ultra Records. In 2014, she released Desiderium on her own Young Art Records. She returned to the Red Bull Music Academy that same year as an alumni lecturer. She produced Gavin Turek's You're Invited in 2015 on Young Art Records. On September 9, 2015, she announced on Twitter that her new solo album will be called Fovere and she will be out on tour in support of her new album starting November 9, 2015.
The name Tokimonsta originates from the Korean word for rabbit (tokki), which she took from a Korean's children's song "San Toki"