To make this more interesting, we’ve compiled a list of interesting things you probably didn’t know about her. It’s always more fun to know random things about an artist you’re about to buy tickets to. So here goes.
1) She calls herself a “half-ass classical pianist“
Before she got into producing electronic music, she had serious classical piano training because her mom wanted her to.
She then realized classical music was too rigid. Too structured and allows very little room for creativity. And that’s how her interest for electronic music grew.
2) “It’s about having this bit of self doubt“
Talking about her perspective on her own music, she said in an interview that “If i were to stay here right now and say go I’m completely happy with everything that I’ve done, I’m completely happy with myself and my music, I have nowhere to go. It’s having this bit of self doubt.”
3) TOKiMONSTA – Toki means Rabbit in Korea
4) Produced music for the video game called Mortal Kombat
Don’t believe this? Here’s proof:
5) Toki performed at a sushi bar in Japan with “sushi sequencer”
6) Advice to young producers – “don’t be afraid to sound like yourself.”
After being asked in an interview about what she’d tell young and upcoming producers, “It’s your weirdness that could be the next wave in music.”
7) Her favorite cartoon during her school years – The Simpsons
In one of her interviews, she said The Simpsons was her favorite cartoon, up until season 11 that is. The rest became “:-(”
8) Classical music influenced the way she produces
In an interview with Redbull, she said the way she structures her music is like a classical piece “I always have a beginning, a middle and an end. I like music to be a story, rather than just loops.”
9) Her production process = “to try and not have a process“
Having a process makes her feel like it limits the level of creativity you can pour into your music.
10) Her album is like a novel to her
“Yes, I think so. I want all my albums to be like a novel, where each song is like it’s own chapter. There are rising actions, conflict, resolution, and everything in between.”