Alok Achkar Peres Petrillo, better known by his stage mononym Alok, is a Brazilian DJ and record producer. He was born on August 26, 1991 in Goiânia, Brazil. Alok seemed destined to be involved in the world of electronic dance music, being the son of pioneering psytrance DJs Swarup and Ekanta. Alok began his music career at age 12, collaborating with his twin brother Bhaskar Petrillo. But it wasn’t until he was 19 that Alok pursued his solo career in earnest, performing in nightclubs and perfecting his sound. In 2012, he released his debut single “Superstition,” the first in a string of single releases that skirted the line between house and trance. By 2015, Alok had developed a reputation as one of the best DJs in Brazil, and appeared for the first time on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs poll. The following year, Alok’s single “Hear Me Now” became a smash hit, resulting in a large surge of popularity for the DJ. In 2017 he released his EP titled Alok Presents Brazilian Bass Part 1. In 2021 Alok released the single “My Head (Can’t Get You Out),” a new version of Kylie Minogue’s seminal early 2000s hit, in collaboration with Glimmer of Blooms.