Written by: Michael Placencia
Coming off of his release, “Let Me Go,” with Tommy Trash back in February, i_o gets back to Techno with this dangerously dark EP. Striving for that warehouse sound and the ambition to bring more of his music in the direction of warehouse/rave worthy styles. With Death by Techno, i_o has proven that he’s well on his way. The EP’s title track, “Death by Techno” is an immensely dark Techno track that will send you to hell with chills down your spine. That low bass drop along with those pounding kicks are all you really need to get that classic Techno sound.
“No Sleep” acts as more of a Dark House track with it’s shuffle infusing melodies and tone. The first few minutes alone are reminiscent of deadmau5’s signature chords. Theses chords, i_o has devised to work in tandem with all the other elements that make up “No Sleep.” The radio edit is a welcome addition as well. i_o seems to be making good on his promise to release more Techno and warehouse-driven music. We’re excited to see where he takes us this year.
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