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Alok

Alok

Brazilian DJ and record producer
Alok
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Brazilian DJ and record producer
A.K.A. Alok Achkar Peres Petrillo
Is Deejay Musician Record producer Film producer
From Brazil
Type Business Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 25 August 1991, Goiânia, Brazil
Age 29 years
Star sign Virgo
Genre:
Rock music
Deep house
Future house
Instruments:
Digital audio workstation
Guitar
Audio
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The details

Biography

Alok Achkar Peres Petrillo ([/a'lɔki/]; born August 26, 1991) is a Brazilian DJ and record producer. He is best known for his worldwide hit song "Hear Me Now". In 2019, Alok was ranked the 11th best DJ in the world by DJ Magazine.

Biography

Petrillo was born in Goiânia, Brazil, the son of DJs, Ekanta and Swarup, who are also pioneers of psytrance in the country and creators of the Universo Paralello, electronic music festival in Bahia. Alok is of Italian, Portuguese and Lebanese descent.

His name came after his parents traveled to India, where they met with spiritual guru Osho, who indicated that the boy should be called Alok, which in the Sanskrit language means "light".

Career

He began his career at the age of 12 along with his fraternal twin brother Bhaskar Petrillo. At age 19 he pursued a solo career, becoming one of the most prominent icons in the Brazilian electronic scene, with honors and awards, such as; "Best DJ in Brazil" awarded by House Mag for two consecutive times (in the years 2014 and 2015) and the only Brazilian in the top 25 world DJ ranking by DJ Magazine in 2016.

At age 10 he began to learn to play, playing music with his fraternal twin brother Bhaskar. In 2004, he and his brother attended the rehearsal studio of their father Swarup's band, playing drums. According to Ekanta, they were interested in how the remixes were made and with the help of DJ's Zumbi and Pedrão, family friends, they taught the brothers to mix the songs, and each one learned a specialty, one on the keyboard and the other on the guitar. Shortly thereafter, Dick Trevor installed the Logic Pro music editing program on Swarup's computer, bringing the brothers closer to producing music.

He and his brother attended the presentations that their parents made at parties psy trance, soon creating the project Logica.

Petrillo is also the founder of UP Club Records, a record label specializing in discovering new talent in electronic music.

Discography

Compilation albums

Title Details
Colcci: Party All the Time
  • Released: 15 August 2016
  • Label: House Mag Records
  • Format: Digital download, CD

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BRA
AUT
DEN
FIN
FRA
GER
NL
NOR
SWE
USDance
"Superstition" 2012 Non-album singles
"We Need Hip Hop"
"Put Some Sax On" 2013
"Arabe"
"Higher" 2014
"Naughty People"
(featuring Yves Paquet)
"I Know You Feel It"
"House Hop"
"Play My Game"
"The Future" 2015
"Winter Sunset"
(with Dazzo featuring Ellie Ka)
"Who Gives"
(with Shapeless)
"Yawanawa"
"Feels Good"
(with Diego Miranda)
"Freedom in the Valley"
(with Dressel, Daavar & Zeppeliin)
"Liquid Blue"
(with Dazzo)
2016
"I Need the Bass"
(with Sevenn)
"Mix Forever"
"Addiction"
(with Nytron)
"Me & You"
(featuring Iro)
XOXO
"Byob"
(with Sevenn)
Non-album singles
"Bolum Back"
(with Liu)
"Do It"
(with Dazzo featuring Barja)
"All I Want"
(with Liu featuring Stonefox)
"Hear Me Now"
(with Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba)
54 40 40 14
17 50 57 8 11 20
"Sirene"
(with Cat Dealers)
2017
"Fuego"
(with Bhaskar)
173
"Never Let Me Go"
(with Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba)
87
"Love Is a Temple"
(featuring Iro)
"VillaMix (Suave)"
(with Matheus & Kauan)
"Alien Technology"
(with Hi-Lo)
"Big Jet Plane"
(with Mathieu Koss)
76
"Ocean"
(with Zeeba and Iro)
2018 81
"Bella Ciao"
(with Bhaskar and Jetlag Music featuring Andre Sarate and Adolfo Celdran)
"Toda la Noche"
(with Mario Bautista)
"Baianá"
(featuring Barbatuques and Foreign)
"I Miss U"
(with Selva)
"Favela"
(with Ina Wroldsen)
28
"Innocent"
(with Yves V featuring Gavin James)
"Próximo Amor"
(with Luan Santana)
66
"Pray"
(with Titãs)
"Epitáfio"
(featuring Conor Maynard)
"Metaphor"
(with Timmy Trumpet)
2019
"All the Lies"
(with Felix Jaehn featuring The Vamps)
"Do It Again"
(with Steve Aoki)
Neon Future IV
"E Depois (Que Sorte a Minha)"
(with Seu Jorge and Bid)
Non-album singles
"Party Never Ends"
(with Quintino)
"The Wall"
(with Sevenn)
"Tell Me Why"
(with Harrison)
"Vale Vale"
(with Zafrir)
"Table for 2"
(with Iro)
"Killed by the City "
(with Bhaskar)
"I Don't Wanna Talk"
(with Hugel featuring Amber Van Day)
"On & On"
(with Dynoro)
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BRA
"Paga de Solteiro Feliz"
(Simone & Simaria featuring Alok)
2018 12 Non-album single

Remixes

  • 2019: Alok and Harrison — "Tell Me Why" (VIP Mix)

Awards and nominations

Award Year Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Category Result Ref.
International Dance Music Awards 2016 Himself Best Break-Through DJ Nominated
MTV Millennial Awards 2017 Himself Best DJ Nominated
Meus Prêmios Nick 2018 Himself Trendy Cat (Male) Won

DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs

Year Position Notes Ref.
2014 128 Non Entry
2015 44 New Entry (Up 84)
2016 25 Up 19
2017 19 Up 6
2018 13 Up 6
2019 11 Up 2
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