Tokimosta has officially broken through the underground into the hearts of loyal music enthusiasts. Her Grammy-nominated album Lune Rouge has empowered her stardom, and now, she hopes to empower the stardom of others. She gathered tunes from some of her favorite creatives for her second label compilation, Young Art Sound II, and it could be one of the best things you listen to all day.
Much like the interconnected, pastel circles that grace its cover, the 16-track compilation fosters a hopeful togetherness using a soft but stirring palette of sounds. Soft-touch beats grow into futuristic head knockers, the bite increasing as the beats flow. It begins with the visceral sounds of Manu Dia's "Bladerunnin'." Change settles on countertops and flutes play breathy over resounding bass booms, and that's only scratching this playful song's sonic surface. It continues with a striking sing-along from MNDR, and a bouyant instrumental from Blackbird Blackbird.