Back in 2011, when Above & Beyond released their iconic Group Therapy album, it marked a new trajectory in the global trance tycoons’ movement. One of the defining tracks on the album, “Alchemy,” saw itself being played out on tour around the world over and over again.
Now, hot on the heels of his Death By Techno EP, self-professed “techno malware” maestro i_o has retouched the track, turning “Alchemy” from a soothing trance anthem into a brooding techno track. “Alchemy” is stripped out and remodeled with propulsive drums pushing the track forward as i_o twists Zoë Johnston’s sonorous ode to lost love arms into something much darker.
From a dark, thumping bassline to deadmau5-inspired build-ups to the track’s insatiable releases, it’s clear i_o has carried his mau5trap teachings over to another powerhouse label. This is a young artist whose released on every imprint from mau5trap to InHarmony, and “Alchemy” marks his induction into Anjunabeats.
Listen to i_o’s “Alchemy” remix below.