Strahil Velchev, aka Kink, once compared performing live to playing an "extreme sport". The Bulgarian’s sets are famously thrilling and risky, full of audacious gear tricks and, when the moment calls for it, audience interaction. Velchev is considered one of the most talented house and techno producers, responsible for modern club bangers like Existence, Bitter Sweet and Cloud Generator.
Growing up in Sofia, Velchev became obsessed with dance music at the turn of the 90s, scoring his fix through a mix of radio and pirated cassettes, which introduced him to the likes of Richie Hawtin, Future Sound Of London and Shy FX. By the late 90s, he was making music at work and on friends' computers, although it was not until 2005 that a label released his tracks. Since then, he has produced countless EPs and two albums.