Posthumous debut album from i_o with Lights comes two years after his premature passing

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Two years in the past at the moment, Garrett Lockhart, higher often known as i_o, handed away. Solely 30 years previous, his profession was actually simply starting, having graduated from Icon Collective beneath the title Fawks and transitioning to extra techno-leaning productions beneath his new persona.

At the moment, in remembrance, in honor, in reminiscence of i_o and his legacy and work, comes an album of labor from earlier than his loss of life with Lights. Warehouse Summer season, what would technically be thought of his debut album, spans 14 tracks, with lots of the monitor titles, taking 20/20 hindsight into consideration, conveying specific feelings: “Don’t Let Me Go To Sleep,” “Prayers,” “Higher Days,” and so forth.

“We beloved listening to from so many, as every of us keep in mind Garrett in numerous methods,” the Lockhart household wrote in an announcement. “A few of your tales made us giggle or smile, others made us cry, for it’s in these tales we relived a lot of what Garrett was about as an individual and within the some ways his life impacted every of us.”

Warehouse Summer season, because the title implies, blends two concepts: dancing in a darkish warehouse late at evening, but additionally the brilliant daylight and hope of the summer time months. Although i_o was identified for his techno, his historical past as a drum & bass artist additionally shines via on the album, as in “Depart It” and “Prayers.” Components of progressive home additionally permeate the album, demonstrating i_o’s energy as not simply a techno producer, however a music producer.

Reactions to the album on social media have already been overwhelmingly optimistic, and it will possible be an album we revisit for years to come back. Hear beneath.


Photograph through Alexandria Alvarez


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