OKKIO is the solo project of Greek/Czech musician and music producer Michalis Michailidis. Born in Thessaloniki, Okkio showed a knack for music in his early teens and started having music lessons from several acknowledged local musicians.
In 2011 he moved to the Netherlands and completed his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees, the latter in Rotterdam where he is currently based.
During his decade-long residency in the Netherlands, Okkio developed a distinctive style of music production and performance based on a colorful merge of instruments, analog synths and digital components. His music could be characterized as a mixture of EDM, Berlin electronic music, post-rock, and even tribal and traditional music.
His debut EP “Immersion” was released in 2021 and was made in collaboration with visual artist Caio Vita and music producer Mucky among others. In 2022 he is releasing a new album which will be presented during his upcoming live shows.
Besides working on his own project, Okkio also does music production and co-writing for singer Ysa Bermejo. Their second EP “Syntropia” will be released in Spring 2022 and features artists such as Bocafloja (Sa Rok, Dead Prez, KEXP, NPR) and producer Mucky (Sevdaliza, Black Eyed Peas, Shakira).