Tóke, a German singjay of Indonesian descent, is one of the latest additions to the ever expanding European reggae scene. His debut set Wake Up Inna Kingston is the first album produced by Italy’s Bassplate Records and it’s a cohesive effort heavily inspired by the reggae revival scene in Jamaica.
Tóke’s vocal style is reminiscent of Protoje’s smooth vibe and the riddims is a fusion of reggae and hip-hop, as for example showcased on the triple combination Conscious Vibes where Exile Di Brave and Infinite share the microphone with Toké.
There are however a few detours from that formula. Running Away is melancholic and slick dancehall and on Movements Tóke is only accompanied by an acoustic guitar.
Certainly a solid debut from a very welcome talent on the reggae circuit.