Rising from his progressive beginnings, i_o is an ascending techno aficionado—gaining momentous notoriety over the last few years with quick succession. It’s clear the enigmatic producer has gained a loyal following with his consistent releases, giving fans a clear choice to go by way of DEATH BY TECHNO. His latest offering released via mau5trap, i_o’s two-track EP is dark and melodic, a compilation of heavy bass that screams into the long night.
Seizing one’s audial sensations with a heavy, industrial ambiance, leading track “Death by Techno” is a decisive full-frontal attack—one that gains increasing momentum as it progresses. Fully immersed in all the shades of the techno spectrum, i_o wastes no energy in submerging listeners in a bass-heavy abyss, propelled by relentless kicks. On the other hand, “No Sleep” takes on a groovier melody, highlighting i_o’s versatility as a producer. With infectious vocal breakdowns and a driving bassline, the track melts souls whilst the creeping darkness settles in. With a profile that remains shrouded in mystery, DEATH BY TECHNO cements i_o’s status as one of the most exciting and enigmatic names in US techno.
i_o is will be touring around the world, with his first appearance being at EDC Las Vegas.
May 17th – EDC Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
May 18th – EDC Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV
June 15th – Paradiso Festival – Seattle, WA
June 21st – The Brooklyn Mirage – Brooklyn, NY
June 22nd – Noir Inside Rebel – Toronto, Canada
June 29th – Circus Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan
June 30th – Stardium – Seoul, South Korea
August 9th – Halcyon – San Francisco, CA
August 16th – District – Atlanta, GA
August 19th – Maya NightSwim – Scottsdale, AZ
August 23rd – New Horizons – Nürburgring, Germany
August 24th – Creamfields – Warrington, UK
August 31st – North Coast Music Festival – Chicago, IL
September 1st – Electric Zoo Festival – New York, NY
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