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 debut E.P at the beginning 2020, a lost files tape within the same and another project on its way.

Unearthed in 2018

Laneway Festival

17 Dec 2017

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T$oko

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Level UP

T$oko

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

19 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

Energy is at an all time high! Nice one legend!

Energy is at an all time high! Nice one legend!

Review

Level UP

T$oko

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

16 Oct 2020

Triple J
40

you can trust t$oko to bring some effervescent, mega infectious vibes on just about everything he touches and there's no exception here!

you can trust t$oko to bring some effervescent, mega infectious vibes on just about everything he touches and there's no exception here!

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Hakuna Matata

T$oko

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.