i_o releases ‘ACID 444,’ the first of his three-part album series [Stream]
After a huge year of bringing hard-hitting techno sounds to a wider audience, i_o—real name Garret Lockhart—is closing out 2019 in fine style. He just released ACID 444, a four-tracker which will serve as the first part of his upcoming three-part album series entitled 444.
As the title suggests, all four of the tracks harbor the unmistakable wonky sound of the 303 that carved out an entire genre. Being a mau5trap release though, the symphonic influences of deadmau5 and i_o’s mix of throbbing and groovy sounds all fit together like a dance music jigsaw puzzle.
Details surrounding the other two parts of i_o’s three-part album have yet to surface but given his reputation for ambition and innovation, the smart money says to expect more trendsetting four-on-the-floor beats.