Last weekend we were gifted new music from the biggest rising star on Mau5trap. I_O released House of God, a four-song EP on Friday, August 2nd. You will find four diverse tracks: House of God, Possession, Ghost in the Machine, and Come with Me featuring Raito.
Possession: The lead track is a heavy hitting introduction. The lyrics evoke memories of dark warehouses parties across the world, “I can’t stop moving my feet no. I know I can’t be the only one. I said c’mon.” Longtime fans of I_O will love this because it showcases his core sound. In the remaining 3 songs, we see I_O successfully experimenting with new and different ideas.
The most important part about Ghost in the Machine is the melody. Accompanied by well-driven studio lyrics Ghost in the Machine is I_O’s second shot at melodic work. Dig through his discography and listen to the beautiful Audio Dust from 2018.
House of God sticks closer to the fundamentals of techno. It has the consistent techno beat that you hear across Europe and at the Neon Garden stage at EDC.
Come with Me concludes the album. Raito showed I_O how to work with a faster BPM while simultaneously upgrading his sound design techniques. Come with Me is one of those tracks that you learn more and more with subsequent listens.
Jauz and I_O also finally released their highly rumored collaboration nearly three weeks ago. As a team, the two decided on a deep house approach. Truth has been dominating stages across the country with it’s a unique spin on house music.
By chance did you make it out to the Group Therapy Weekender with Above & Beyond? Above & Beyond performed I_O’s remix of their classic Alchemy from 2012’s Group Therapy Album
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