TOKiMONSTA’s story is as inspiring as it is shocking. Having been faced with unimaginable challenges, she not only bounced back, but reclaimed her art with renewed vigor. Showered with praise from the likes of Flying Lotus, touring with Skrillex while running her own imprint Young Art Records, Jennifer Lee’s brush with death gave her a new, forward-thinking and appreciative perspective on life. Find out her whole story from page 22.
Elsewhere we dive deep into California’s rave history, exploring how UK artists and DJs influenced the early days of soundsystems — read about it from page 46. Cross the country, Miami’s underground party collectives are giving the Sunshine State a new sound — we tell their story from page 87. DJ Rap explores the United States’ relationship with d&b (p40), Seth Troxler talks culture (p78) and we dissect influential UK label Hyperdub (p100), plus we look at the artists shaping Pakistan’s electronic music evolution, from page 51.
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Editor, DJ Mag North America