On Friday, the mysterious i_o broadcasted an update to his fans in the form of a brand new ‘House of God’ techno-heavy EP. After conquering the ASOT airwaves with two blistering inHarmony releases last year, and dropping some harder tunes on mau5trap (deadmau5) and Bite This! (Jauz), this EP proves his production prowess along with his instinctive tendency to make catchy tunes.
Starting with a dirty one, going by the name of Possession, the EP immediately shows that sound design and mixing are not among i_o’s weaknesses (if any!). A gritty bassline punches through the drop, providing groove and energy which will flow in the EP.
Next up is House of God, the title track, which has a more melodic inclination, with a softer bass and a more pronounced lead. Ghost In The Machine adds a varying vocal element to the eclectic collection. Closing off is his collab with fellow mau5trap family member, Ratio, which adopts an analog disposition in its synths.
House of God spans a large expanse of the techno genre in just four tracks, from the melodic to the groovy. A true representation of i_o’s production prowess. Having recently debuted a Jauz collab and surely with many more exciting tunes in the works, the mysterious i_o is one to keep an eye out for.