The mysterious DJ and producer i_o has established a name for himself and is spreading like a mystical wildfire in the techno scene. The new and highly anticipating DEATH BY TECHNO EP is out now on mau5trap. With another dark and deifying EP, the dark producer demonstrates all realms of techno. Still maintaining an obscure profile, i_o is one of the most exciting and enigmatic names in US techno.
Conveying shades from across the techno spectrum, the two-track EP shows all forms. The first track and title of the EP ‘Death By Techno’ is pounding with hard-hitting percussion. The track will grab you in immediately with thumping dark chords. Shifting into the deep and melodic “No Sleep”, contrasting heavily with the record’s opener, demonstrates i_o’s versatility as a producer. The soulful vocals in the background pulling the listener into a hypnotic mode to listen on repeat. Along with a driving bassline, it’s a track perfectly suited for festival main stages.
Marking his sixth release on mau5trap, DEATH BY TECHNO follows 2018’s ANALOG//DDos, ROOTKIT, FATAL ERROR, and LOW EP, which catapulted i_o into the realm of dark, uncompromising techno. Since then, a big room single on Andrew Rayel - InHarmony Music imprint preceded a heavy remix of deadmau5’s “Imaginary Friends” for the We Are Friends compilation.
The LA-based producer is having a strong and successful 2019, with the release of his progressive house hit “Let Me Go” with Tommy Trash and Daisy Guttridge (1.2 million Spotify streams). Less than 18 months since his debut release, i_o is set to play major festivals this year including EDC Las Vegas, Paradiso, and Electric Zoo: Evolve as his journey continues.