Bio

Hailing from Harare Zimbabwe, T$oko was destined to confute stigmas associated to impervious cultural restraints, and draw on profound exposure from his musically diversified household. Coupled with tutoring of practical music awareness – in formative school years, T$oko became acquainted with an aptitude to write; often harnessing energy and dynamics of peers whom shared this propensity.

Evoking honourable recognition among those familiar with T$oko’s music, he is garnered by admirable acclaim as a credible solo artist within the notoriously competitive Perth music scene. Exhibiting spirited determination to connect with his audience on a personal level, T$oko proves his own mastery - eluding conformity of mainstream commercialism, and establishing a refreshing uniqueness.

T$oko’s approach actively supports, and demonstrates equality to all artists, by reassuring abolishment of unnecessary discontinuity rivalled by dissimilar musical interests. He advocates music be devoid of judgement and suppression. Instead, instilling and maintaining its rich legacy through existing reciprocation between artists shared affinity for music.

T$oko’s debut track 'Blasphemy/Mirror' dropped in mid 2017, later accompanied by a double release of 'Fourth Quarter' and 'Hakuna Matata'. These lyrical masterpieces, gained acknowledgement and support by Triple J and Triple J Unearthed. February 2018, was particularly memorable for T$oko, after being announced victor of the Triple J Unearthed Laneway Festival Competition. There, he performed alongside International artists: Anderson Paak, Mac DeMarco, and The Internet - to name a few.

A month later in March on the East Coast, T$oko supported the likes of International Hip-Hop artists/producers Wale, Metro Booming, Tyga, Madentyo and Lil Wayne at the sold-out Jumanji Festival in Melbourne and Sydney. Triple J Unearthed also dubbed T$oko an artist to 'watch out for in 2018', as well as a notable starting 5 independent hip-hop artists in Australia at the moment.

He added to his impressive list of collaborations by featuring on 'Vibe', a single from one of Australia's largest EDM Producers - Just A Gent; amassing over 700K streams within the first few months of 2018. T$oko also succeeded in earning his place in the first round acts announced on the Big Sound Lineup - the cornerstone of Australia's new music festival.

It's irrefutable, T$oko has witnessed strength to strength along his musical journey of genius. 2019, will undoubtedly showcase the tenacity, spirit and flawless workmanship of an undisputed artist, rising to new challenges and exceeding his musical parameters.

The creative-lab is already cooking, with a confirmed opening slot performance at the Fall festival after-party for Anderson Paak's Band - The Freenationals, a debut EP in the works, features and multiple singles in the pipe-line too. Keep an ear out - T$oko is sure to please.

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Laneway Festival

17 Dec 2017

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Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

09 Sep 2019

Triple J
40

tinashe is boosting his own self-esteem here and anyone else's who listens to it. that soulful vocal to end could have easily popped up earlier but is a moreish way to finish.

tinashe is boosting his own self-esteem here and anyone else's who listens to it. that soulful vocal to end could have easily popped up earlier but is a moreish way to finish.

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Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

06 Nov 2017

Triple J
40

HOT damn. The fire is BLAZIN' but it can't touch me because I'm fresh AF after listening to this new track.

HOT damn. The fire is BLAZIN' but it can't touch me because I'm fresh AF after listening to this new track.

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Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

02 Nov 2017

Triple J
50

Flow going head to head with production on this track and there's no possible way to decide the victor. This is your best work yet my guy.

Flow going head to head with production on this track and there's no possible way to decide the victor. This is your best work yet my guy.