Aalok Gabrielle Balachandran was born in Queens, NYC. From a young age she was surrounded by an eclectic range of cultures, music and art. Growing up she attended art schools and was able to explore movement, art and individual expression. Falling in love with music over and over again, she found herself day after day in music studio’s. Which is where she remained for most her teenage years. With the vision to eventually produce herself, Aalok took whatever positions possible to be in the studio. She was obsessed with music production and the art of recording.
Now she lives in Highland Park, California creating in her home studio.
“I’ve always been drawn to rhythm and melody. Growing up in a Latino neighborhood, with the sounds, the food, the culture has marked me. I’ll never forget my neighborhood. I know that’s why I’m always drawn and moved when I hear those sounds” Now still drawing from her Latino roots, Aalok also pulls from other influences. “My love for beats and weird sounds will always be there. I love the contrast between ugly and beauty”