Union Transfer




Made In Heights

Thu, October 2, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA


This event is all ages

Los Angeles native, TOKiMONSTA (Jennifer Lee) is known for her unique take on electronic,hip hop, and dance
music. Her classical upbringing and eclectic taste in music has allowed her to create vast textural soundscapes—a
reverberation that fuses vintage sensibilities with progressive inclinations. Since 2010, she has released 2 full albums,
2 EPs, 2 vinyl only singles through Ultra Records (US), Sony (Korea), Brainfeeder/Ninja Tune (US/UK), Art Union
(Japan), Black Acre (UK), Ramp (UK), and All City (Ireland).

Her music has been recognized by the very best in tastemaker and mainstream media. TOKiMONSTA has been featured on various worldwide radio programs such as: BBC Radio1 (UK), NPR (USA), BBC World Service (UK), J Wave (JP), Studio Brussels (BE), Radio Nova (FR), KCRW (LA) to name a few. Subsequently, DJ Mag, Pitchfork, The Guardian, XLR8R, Paper, LA Times, Dazed and Confused, SPIN, Wax Poetics, MTV, VIBE, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Sound and Recording and more have covered her. She has been ranked by LA weekly as LA's best female DJ (noting her versatility as a producer). Additionally, Resident Adviser featured her for their "Breaking Through" series, which focuses on the next break through artist. Not only has she caught ears of many as a different dimension of Los Angeles-based music, TOKiMONSTA is notably the first female to join Flying Lotus' crew/label BRAINFEEDER, which is on the forefront of LA music scene.

Recognition of her music has given her the opportunity to tour the world. In a never-ending effort to stay on top of technological and musical advances, she uses cutting edge technology with pieces of musical and multimedia gear. She participated in the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in London in 2010. In the summer of 2012, she was a part of the Full Flex Express tour, the first electronic music themed train tour that traveled across Canada with Skrillex, Diplo, Pretty Lights, and Grimes. She performed on the very first SS Coachella--Golden Voices' first ocean cruise festival. Some notable past performances were at Coachella, Sonar Barcelona, DEMF, WMC, Electric Zoo, SXSW, Camp Bisco, Decibel Festival. 2014 will include festival plays at Sonar Barcelona (2nd time), Glastonbury, Roskilde, Sasquatch, with more to be announced.
Made In Heights
MADE IN HEIGHTS is a pop fiction group comprised of Alexei Saba (Sabzi) and Kelsey Bulkin.

The two met at a wedding in Northern California in 2009 where Alexei was the DJ and Kelsey was the wedding singer. At the time Alexei was producing music in New York City and Kelsey was earning a graduate engineering degree in Philadelphia. Their friendship developed over a series of hangouts in NYC where the two created The Heights – a weird world that could only be explored through the art that would fall out of it and land to earth.

In December of 2010 the duo set up in a Seattle studio for three days and cranked out a four- song EP titled Winter Pigeons (Songs To Raise Your Dead Spirits). An unexpected holiday gift for friends, family, and Sabzi's loyal fan base, Winter Pigeons delivered a heavy dose of magic that spread far and wide, sprouting hot pockets of heights fans high and low. The duo would follow up this first EP with Aporia: In These Streets in 2011, which one writer compared to "Vashti Bunyan bouncing out of the trunk of a cadillac". Aporia would build upon their myth weaving, growing their instantly distinctive and paradoxical sound.

Then in 2012 they went dark. But for the videos uploaded by fans, all searches for the band led to blank pages. It seemed The Heights had vanished.

In July of 2013 the duo turned up in Los Angeles, playing small live shows and house parties. In October they opened for Blue Scholars to a sold out crowd at Williamsburg Hall of Music. In November they announced their return with the release of three singles - Death, Pirouette, Murakami - and The Woods beat tape. A second full-length album is due in the spring of 2014 accompanied by a live shows set to anchor MADE IN HEIGHTS into a living fantasy. But it is hard to know what to expect from these two except one thing: they make their own rules.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123