ONE of Brazil’s finest musical exports, Alok has amassed over 2.7 billion streams on Spotify alone with hits such as On & On and Party On My Own.
Know for being prolific on the remix front he’s reworked music from heavyweights including The Rolling Stones and some of the biggest stars of the moment, Dua Lipa and Meduza.
He recently teamed up with multi sibling duo Everyone You Know (EYK) to release new single Kids On Whizz.
We caught up with him and he talked us through a selection of some of his current favourites including the new single.
Alok & VIZE – Love Again featuring Alida
“We released this in time for Valentine’s Day, and the response to this track has been amazing already. I love Alida’s voice on this song. It is so infectious. I cannot wait to be back performing on a big festival stage again and playing this live together with VIZE and Alida.”
Alok & Everyone You Know – Kids On Whizz
“I love Everyone You Know’s original ‘Charlie’ and the more I heard it, the more it felt like a track I wanted to remix. So, I reached out to the EYK guys to see if they’d be into the idea of me doing an official remix. So, what started out as a remix, ended up becoming a collaboration and the result was this completely new version.”
Yves V – Echo
“Yves V and I have shared many festival line-ups together, and I’ve been a fan of his music for a long time. When I started my record label CONTROVERSIA, he was one of the artists I wanted to sign. I’m appreciative that he reserved this fantastic single for the label. It perfectly fits the sound of CONTROVERSIA.”
Alok & Everyone You Know – Kids On Whizz (Bhaskar Remix)
“I sent my brother this latest single, and he came back with this incredible remix version of the song. It was never intended for him to present a remix of the song, but I played it to the EYK guys, and we all agreed it would cool to get him on board for an official remix of the song.”
Bhaskar – Poison
“We started out together and whilst we have individual careers nowadays it’s always special for us to work together. This was the second release from Bhaskar on CONTROVERSIA, but his first solo single on the label and boy did he come up with something awesome.”
Zafir & STVNS – I Don’t Care featuring Norah B
“I love the European flair of this song with the combination of Brazilian bass which my own sound is built upon. This record features a trio of super talented artists which really stood out for me and is why I snapped it up for CONTROVERSIA.”
Robert Falcom & MAGNUS – Try Me featuring Conan Mac
“The texture of this track is like silk and the sort of track we love at CONTROVERSIA. I’ve played it in some live streams and radio sets, and it’s had some fantastic feedback from the fans.”
Alok, Martin Jenson, Jason Derulo – Don’t Cry For Me (Kohen Remix)
“Kohen’s remix of ‘Don’t Cry For Me’ brings a real nature feel to the song. Sometimes remixes feel too samey, so I don’t always play them, but I love playing Kohen’s version. This would work so well in one of my shows.”
Dua Lipa – Physical (Alok Remix)
“Dua Lipa is the queen of pop right now, and this song is one of my personal favourites. I don’t do many remixes but this one I jumped at the chance. I went for a more rugged feel than some people are used to with the Dua Lipa sound, but I think it works brilliantly with her voice – which I love on this song!”
Alok & Ilkay Sencan – Don’t Say Goodbye featuring Tove Lo
“It was great working with Ilkay on this and Tove’s voice is really hypnotic on the track. My goal in the studio is always to make a memorable, long-lasting song and with ‘Don’t’ Say Goodbye’ every time I hear it, I feel we managed to create a bit of that magic.”