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Alok Achkar Peres Petrillo (Portuguese pronunciation: [/a'lɔki/]; born August 26, 1991) is a Brazilian DJ and record producer.[1] He is best known for his worldwide hit song "Hear Me Now".[2] In 2018, Alok was ranked the 13th best DJ in the world by DJ Magazine.[3]

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Alok Achkar Peres Petrillo

(1991-08-26) August 26, 1991 (age 28)
Romana Novais (m. 2019)
Musical career
  • Digital audio workstation
  • guitar
Years active2004–present
Associated actsBruno Martini, Steve Aoki


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.[4] 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".[5]


He began his career at the age of 12 along with his fraternal twin brother Bhaskar Petrillo.[6] 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)[7] and the only Brazilian in the top 25 world DJ ranking by DJ Magazine in 2016.[8]

At age 10 he began to learn to play, playing music with his fraternal twin brother Bhaskar.[9] 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.[4]

He and his brother attended the presentations that their parents made at parties psy trance, soon creating the project Logica.[4][10]

Petrillo is also the founder of UP Club Records, a record label specializing in discovering new talent in electronic music.[11]


Compilation albumsEdit

Title Details
Colcci: Party All the Time


Title Year Peak chart positions Album

"Superstition" 2012 Non-album singles
"We Need Hip Hop"
"Put Some Sax On" 2013
"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)
"Feels Good"
(with Diego Miranda)
"Freedom in the Valley"
(with Dressel, Daavar & Zeppeliin)
"Liquid Blue"
(with Dazzo)
"I Need the Bass"
(with Sevenn)
"Mix Forever"
(with Nytron)
"Me & You"
(featuring Iro)
XOXO (Music from the Netflix Original Film)
(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
(with Cat Dealers)
(with Bhaskar)
"Never Let Me Go"
(with Bruno Martini featuring Zeeba)
"Love Is a Temple"
(featuring Iro)
"VillaMix (Suave)"
(with Matheus & Kauan)
"Alien Technology"
(with Hi-Lo)
"Big Jet Plane"
(with Mathieu Koss)
(with Zeeba and Iro)
2018 81
"Bella Ciao"[23]
(with Bhaskar and Jetlag Music featuring Andre Sarate and Adolfo Celdran)
"Toda la Noche"[24]
(with Mario Bautista)
(featuring Barbatuques and Foreign)
"I Miss U"[26]
(with Selva)
(with Ina Wroldsen)
(with Yves V featuring Gavin James)
"Próximo Amor"
(with Luan Santana)
(featuring Conor Maynard)
(with Timmy Trumpet)
"All the Lies"[31]
(with Felix Jaehn featuring The Vamps)
"E Depois (Que Sorte a Minha)"[32]
(with Seu Jorge and Bid)
"Party Never Ends"[33]
(with Quintino)
"The Wall"[34]
(with Sevenn)
"Tell Me Why"[35]
(with Harrison)
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artistEdit

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

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Organization Award Work Result Ref.
2016 International Dance Music Awards
by Winter Music Conference
Best Break-Through DJ Himself Nominated [36]
2017 VI Prêmio RMC DJ Big Room Nominated [37][38]
Track do Ano "Hear Me Now" Nominated
MTV Millennial Awards Best DJ Himself Nominated [39]
2018 Meus Prêmios Nick Trendy Cat (Male) Won [40]


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  2. ^ "Oito motivos que fazem de Alok o DJ mais top do momento". Universo Online (in Portuguese). 12 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Top 100 DJs". DJ Magazine. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  4. ^ a b c "Família que toca unida... Falamos com o irmão e os pais DJs de Alok em entrevista exclusiva com a família Petrillo – music non-stop". music non-stop (in Portuguese). 2016-02-15. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  5. ^ Angel, Rozze (25 April 2016). "Alok Petrillo o DJ STAR". Drops Mag (in Portuguese). issuu. pp. 46–47. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  6. ^ Lima, Gabriela (2016-04-09). "Considerado o DJ número 1 do País, o goiano Alok Petrillo é atração da Festa da Fantasia Sunrise". Jornal O Popular (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  7. ^ "House Mag | A revista brasileira de música eletrônica". House Mag. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  8. ^ "Top 100 DJs 2016 |". Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  9. ^ "Alok Petrillo – Revelação da Música Eletrônica Brasileira em 2014". Archived from the original on 2017-10-18. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  10. ^ "Mathix acaba de lançar novo single, ouça "Fuck You Bitch" | BreakTudo". BreakTudo (in Portuguese). 2017-07-06. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  11. ^ "UP CLUB: Alok lança própria gravadora". 2015-05-28. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  12. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Brazil:
  13. ^ "Alok Petrillo –". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 4, 2017". Hitlisten.NU. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  15. ^ " – Finnish charts portal". Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  16. ^ Peaks in France:
  17. ^ "ALOK [BR]". Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  18. ^ "Alok discografia". Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  19. ^ "Alok discography". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  20. ^ "Alok discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  21. ^ "Alok – Chart History: Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  22. ^ "Musiikkituottajat – Tilastot – Suomen virallinen lista – Singlet".
  23. ^ "Bella Ciao (feat. Andre Sarate & Adolfo Celdran) – Single by Alok, Bhaskar & Jetlag Music". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  24. ^ "Toda La Noche – Single by Alok & Mario Bautista on Apple Music". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  25. ^ "Baianá (feat. Barbatuques & Foreign) – Single by Alok on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  26. ^ Bein, Kat (26 July 2018). "Alok & Selva Show Off Their Fiddle Skills On Pop Ballad 'I Miss U': Exclusive". Billboard. Archived from the original on 27 July 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  27. ^ "Favela – Single by Ina Wroldsen & Alok on iTunes". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  28. ^ Siganporia, Melody (19 October 2018). "Alok and Yves V Team Up to Drop "Innocent" ft. Gavin James on Spinnin' Records". Archived from the original on 24 October 2018. Retrieved 24 October 2018.
  29. ^ "Pray (feat. Conor Maynard– Single by Alok on iTunes". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  30. ^ "Pray – Single by Alok on iTunes". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  31. ^ Bain, Katie (15 March 2019). "Alok, Felix Jaehn and The Vamps deliver breezy collab 'All The Lies': Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on 20 March 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  32. ^ "E Depois (Que Sorte a Minha) - Single by Alok, Seu Jorge & Bid on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  33. ^ Sani, Niko (8 June 2019). "Alok and Quintino are ready to keep you up all night with 'Party Never Ends'". Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  34. ^ Fabrick, Mark (23 July 2019). "Alok talks 'The Wall', new record label, touring, and Brazilian scene". Your EDM. Archived from the original on 23 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  35. ^ Bein, Kat (30 August 2019). "Alok and Harrison bring new life to Bronski Beat's 'Smalltown Boy' with 'Tell Me Why'". Spin. Archived from the original on 13 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  36. ^ "31st Annual International Dance Music Awards – Winter Music Conference 2016 – WMC 2016". Archived from the original on 2016-06-30. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  37. ^ "Conheça os indicados ao VI Prêmio RMC | Rio Music Conference". 19 January 2017. Archived from the original on 13 May 2017. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  38. ^ "Veja a lista completa dos vencedores do VI Prêmio RMC | Rio Music Conference". 22 February 2017. Archived from the original on 21 May 2017. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  39. ^ "MTV MIAW 2017 Nominations List: Maluma, J Balvin Lead Nods Of Millennial Awards". Latin Times. 2017-04-25. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  40. ^ "VEJA A LISTA COMPLETA DE VENCEDORES DO MEUS PRÊMIOS NICK". (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-09-04.

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