We first featured iO in Episode #4 of our Chat & Mix over a year ago, and were delighted to have him back to contribute to our most recent Beat Emporium compilation. Since then, he’s had a guest mix for Mary Anne Hobbs, hooked up with Audio Culture and Madtech records, and rounded off 2012 with a remix for Nigel Godrich’s band Ultraista.
However, the track I’ve been most waiting for is now due to drop February 4th on the brilliant Infinite Machine label. Tough Luck has one of the catchiest yet un-cliched vocal samples of recent, accompanied by a moody bassline, uplifting stabs and a rolling 4/4 beat. If you like what you hear, you can find out more about iO at the usual social-media hotspots: