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IMSL2 - iO Sounds - Tough Luck (Out Now!)

Infinite Machine on January 03, 2013 21:13

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    iO Sounds

    In anticipation of his forthcoming IM wax release, which will consist of 4 originals and feature the likes of Blaksmif, Sibian & Faun, Herr Johann and Deft on the flipside, iO Sounds (formely iO) teases with this IM Singles nugget. 24yo Londoner Rob Burn has so far coaxed everything from oldschool (read: "true") dubstep, house, techno, garage, UK funky, a touch of leftfield sound design and everything inbetween into the adamantine alloy he's dubbed iO Sounds. The "Tough Luck" single amply delivers on all the above.

    The eponymous track is a tour-de-force of everything of superlative appeal in electronic music nowadays. Sounding like a redux of some of the best developments of 2012 and a recipe for what 2013's gonna be like, it rocks amazing soulful vocal cuts, silky bass, an exuberant use of classic and classy house chords, and a rattly, almost undetectably-4/4 beat that's as future as future gets. While the vox lament "dunno why this is is happenin' to me", the overarching mood is one of hope, and euphoria. A perfect winter-spring transition anthem. Readers of our release notes know that we at Infinite Machine understandably quite like to big up our tunes, but we can't big this one up enough. Rinse 'til it starts losing kbps.

    On the virtual flipside, Cloaka turns the anthemic tendencies up to 11, fashioning the original into a big-room rave behemoth, replete with banger elements and slightly ominous undertones, there to fuck with the comedown from your drug of choice. Keeping it UK, there's also trace elements of bassline (the genre), showcasing Cloaka's flair for bringing back rave relics into the next-gen. Rinse 'til it goes mono.

    "Tough Luck" Single (Digital)


    01.- Tough Luck
    02.- Tough Luck (Cloaka Remix)

    12" (EP)


    A1.- AFDW
    A2.- Bag of Snakes
    B1.- Tough Luck
    B2.- Always Something


    01.- AFDW
    02.- Bag of Snakes
    03.- Tough Luck
    04.- Always Something
    05.- Bag of Snakes (Deft Remix)
    06.- AFDW (Herr Johann Remix)
    07.- Always Something (Sibian & Faun Remix)
    08.- Tough Luck (Blacksmif Forge Melded Mix)

    Released by: Infinite Machine
    Release/catalogue number: IMSL2
    Release date: Feb 4, 2013


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