Stephen van Nijnatten, also known as “Akyra”, was born on the 22nd of October, with a passion for music.

At the age of 16 , the young Belgian artist started developing his career by playing at local parties and festivals under the name of “Bass System”. His love for the music didn’t came from a stranger, his own father was also a DJ once.

In 2012, he went solo as “Akyra” and joined the Noize Junky label of Mark with a K.

For a few years, he was a resident DJ in Highstreet together with Mark with a K. But his real breakthrough was due to a place on the CD of MWAK Forever Young for his very first track, called “Anger”. He could also show his skills at the MWAK Forever Young party, that was the moment when it all started.