iO is one of a crop of UK producers breaking onto the scene over the last year or so, showing all the right signs of a promising career. Supportive gushings from underground expert Mary Anne Hobbs are usually a pretty reliable indicator of who has what it takes, and iO has her backing.
He has collaborative material forthcoming on the Audio Culture, a label whose releasees of late all tend to be in a similar stage of their ascent up the electronica hierarchy, bolstering the labels position as an exhibitor of the most forward-thinking material on the ‘bass music’ spectrum.
This scolding-hot, 39-track strong mix says as much about his DJing as it does his production. An admiral refusal to stick to one genre runs throughout. A tasteful selection of current bass and electronics including music from Boddika, Arkist, Deadboy, Hodge, Randomer and also includes plenty of his own material – big things be imminent.
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