Yokan got his name from a Japanese dessert, and the music of the people of Ghent also sounded sweet to the ears. What pop producer Mark Ronson already did with britpop for his cover album Version, this fivesome did with synth funk. Singer Tibor Pokuta bent over double to squeeze his highest falsetto from his lungs, and for the closing track ‘Something new’ a three-piece horn section was brought on stage. It was no surprise that this brought them the audience award at the end of the evening. Winner of the audience award at the final of Humo’s Rock Rally 2020.
Electronic barbs that stay in your head, that’s Yokan in a nutshell. Once hypnotized by the fusion of beats and sounds, the dance muscles are constantly engaged. But not just like that, once under that hypnosis you see the sun shining behind every dark cloud. The gentlemen were dressed completely in white on stage. The positive energy just splashes out of the boxes. This band brings pure, catchy pop songs that don’t sound tacky, but stick to your ribs. You can’t get enough of it and you can’t sit still on it. Three songs is of course very little. The wind players at the end give a dimension to their sound. Yokan managed to present itself strongly!