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LA County Medical Examiner determines natural causes in i_o’s death

As a tumultuous, taxing 2020 was beginning to wrap, electronic music suffered a devastating dagger in late November with the loss of Garrett Lockhart, better known as i_o. Close friends, collaborators, and fans mourned together in the loss of the bright, talented producer, suddenly gone at 30. At the time, i_o’s cause of death was […]

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LA County Medical Examiner determines natural causes in i_o’s death

As a tumultuous, taxing 2020 was beginning to wrap, electronic music suffered a devastating dagger in late November with the loss of Garrett Lockhart, better known as i_o. Close friends, collaborators, and fans mourned together in the loss of the bright, talented producer, suddenly gone at 30. At the time, i_o’s cause of death was […]

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Dancing Astronaut presents the Top 100 Electronic Tracks of 2020

Despite a year brimming with letdowns and shortcomings, 2020 enabled artists with the opportunity to stretch their creative legs throughout the time spent at home during quarantine, and the results delivered tenfold. 2020 supplied more forward-looking music than years recent memory, with artists leveraging the absence of overwhelming tour regimens into high-grade outputs that made […]

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Dancing Astronaut presents the Top 100 Electronic Tracks of 2020

Despite a year brimming with letdowns and shortcomings, 2020 enabled artists with the opportunity to stretch their creative legs throughout the time spent at home during quarantine, and the results delivered tenfold. 2020 supplied more forward-looking music than years recent memory, with artists leveraging the absence of overwhelming tour regimens into high-grade outputs that made […]

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Good Morning Mix: deadmau5 celebrates the late i_o with mau5trap radio tribute mix

deadmau5 returns with a particularly tender episode of mau5trap radio this week, pouring one out for his musical comrade and dear friend i_o with a solemn hour of the late musician’s dark progressive and techno tunes. Garrett Lockhart, most recently known by fans as i_o, shared his from the heart productions with music labels around […]

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Insomniac to host special livestream i_o tribute

Electronic music suffered a deafening blow earlier this week with the untimely death of one of techno’s brightest talents, i_o. Lesser known as Garrett Lockhart, the beloved selector has been sorely missed since news of his death broke, with tributes pouring in as fans and peers alike continue to cope with the shock of Lockhart’s […]

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The electronic music world is reeling after news of i_o’s death

Just four days after the November 20 release of i_o‘s “Castles In The Sky” remix, the electronic dance music community was left reeling with the news of the 30-year-old producer’s untimely death. As the shock that i_o, born Garrett Lockhart, could so soon be gone permeated through the dance music industry, i_o’s friends and professional […]

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Relive i_o’s eye-opening sunset slot from EDC Las Vegas 2019 [Stream]

The electronic music industry was sent into an unwavering shock on November 24 when the news of i_o‘s sudden passing was disclosed on his social channels. While typing that sentence still feels all too surreal fewer than 24 hours later, Dancing Astronaut is taking a moment to not only reflect on i_o’s true musical genius […]

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i_o takes on trance with ‘Castles In The Sky’

Thanks in large part to his hyper-prolific release schedule and his speaker-rattling production, i_o has moved up the ranks of techno at an astonishing pace. On his latest single, the recent Armada signee takes a page out of the label founder’s playbook with his foray into trance. Teased at live shows months ago, “Castles In […]

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i_o signs exclusively with Armada, drops first release on label

Techno progressive phenomenon Garrett Lockhart, professionally known as i_o, has joined an elite force of artists, signing with Armin van Buuren‘s independent label, Armada Music. After spending two years catapulting his career at deadmau5’s Mau5trap, i_o launched his own label brand, 444, devised as a platform for his darker underground releases. “Dance smashes,” by contrast, […]

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i_o signs exclusively with Armada, drops first release on label

Techno progressive phenomenon Garrett Lockhart, professionally known as i_o, has joined an elite force of artists, signing with Armin van Buuren‘s independent label, Armada Music. After spending two years catapulting his career at deadmau5’s Mau5trap, i_o launched his own label brand, 444, devised as a platform for his darker underground releases. “Dance smashes,” by contrast, […]

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i_o signs exclusively with Armada, drops first release on label

Techno progressive phenomenon Garrett Lockhart, professionally known as i_o, has joined an elite force of artists, signing with Armin van Buuren‘s independent label, Armada Music. After spending two years catapulting his career at deadmau5’s Mau5trap, i_o launched his own label brand, 444, devised as a platform for his darker underground releases. “Dance smashes,” by contrast, […]

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Deadmau5 takes over Spotify’s ‘Power Hour’ playlist from Peloton bike

In partnership with Spotify, deadmau5 recently took over one of the Swedish streaming platform’s most popular dance and electronic playlists, “Power Hour,” enlisting Peloton instructors Olivia Amato and Kendall Toole to lead guided workouts based on his own hand-picked music selection. An announcement video for the takeover, shared via Instagram, depicts a virtual Joel Zimmerman […]

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Ubbi Dubbi cancels co-hosted Halloween event with Freaky Deaky, unveils 2021 roster

With nearly all of 2020’s in-person event calendar wiped clean and pushed into 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ubbi Dubbi and Freaky Deaky’s co-branded Halloween festival remained one of the few affairs of the current calendar year to sustain. That status has now changed, with the two-day Houston debut event, Ubbi Dubbi Meets Freaky Deaky, […]

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i_o & Raito share fiery techno EP, ‘révolution’

It’s hard to argue that anyone is making a quicker push to the top of techno than i_o. After releasing his high-profile collaboration with Grimes in September 2019, i_o announced his 444 series. After dropping all three projects, the rising mau5trap star now returns with his fifth EP in only one-year’s time. Throughout révolution, i_o […]

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Deadmau5 shares new mix for episode 90 of mau5trap radio

In the 90th episode of mau5trap radio, deadmau5 unleashes a mix that features music from Bentley Dean, i_o , Lights, Egomorph, EDDIE, ATTLAS, No Mana, Feed Me, Speaker Honey, and more. The mix also includes the new funked-up version of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo’s Neptune reunion with Deadmau5 on newcomer French Original’s rendition of […]

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NMF Roundup: Kygo releases ‘Golden Hour’ LP, Tchami shares two new tracks + more

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed […]

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NMF Roundup: Kygo releases ‘Golden Hour’ LP, Tchami shares two new tracks + more

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed […]

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Prepare for ‘Annihilation’ with i_o and Lights’ new single

In late 2019, i_o and Lights met while performing on deadmau5‘s cubev3 tour. The rest, as they say, is history. As i_o readies the third part of his 444 series on mau5trap, he’s shared the first single from the final collection of the trilogy. “Annihilation” sees the versatile producer team up with the talented songstress […]

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NMF Roundup: ZHU and Tinashe join forces, Kygo and OneRepublic reunite + more

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed […]

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