Having grown up recording hip-hop cassette mixtapes, AKSO discovers his love for deep and dirty baselines, captivating grooves, and vocal hooks sat on top of pronounced, movement-inducing house beats through pioneers such as Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez, and DJ Sneak. Today their influence translates into AKSO’s dynamic, technique-driven sets, which spark the crowd’s interest and drive an enjoyable and memorable party atmosphere.
Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, AKSO relocates to the United Kingdom in 2010 to pursue higher education in Business and Economics. While at university, he is introduced to the local party scene and secures DJ gigs at several venues throughout the city of Coventry. His work behind the decks successfully captures the attention of other party-minded people and promoters, which helps him spread his performances across the UK with cities including Birmingham, Nottingham, and Sheffield.
In 2017 AKSO relocates to Germany where he continues his musical journey. The flavor that he brings to the dance floor is well accepted, securing him club and festival gigs in cities like Frankfurt, Mainz, and Würzburg.
AKSO’s energy in the booth and his diverse musical selection is also recognised in his home country. In 2018 he realises one of his dreams, which is to perform in front of a Bulgarian crowd. His club and festival appearances in Bulgaria allow him to stay close to his roots as well as to get inspiration from talented DJs that contribute to the dynamic party scene there.
Moreover, AKSO’s love for music and his ambition goes beyond the concept of mixing tunes. Inspired by DJs such as Bass Kleph, Shiftee, and Enferno, he embraces live sequencing and finger drumming in order to push the boundaries of his DJ performances. He says: “I believe that live performance builds a relationship with the crowd that traditional DJing cannot.”
When he is not performing at events, AKSO likes to spend his time in his home studio and work on new video content for his YouTube channel. In addition, in 2020 AKSO took on streaming. His Twitch channel is where he hosts his weekly show ‘Groove at Home’ which has more than 100 episodes and attracts new visitors every week.