i_o reimagines goa trance classic, ‘Castles In The Sky’
American DJ/producer Garret Lockhart, aka i_o, has ramped up his usual techno sound with his latest release, “Castles In The Sky,” a reimagining of a European trance classic by the Belgian act Ian Van Dahl. The energetic banger takes us back to an early 2000’s Ibiza, with its traditional goa trance influences shining through arpeggiated synths and a 135bmp rhythm. Amplifying the bass and polishing the drums, the Richmond, VA native modernizes the track while leaving vocalist Annemie Ceoenen’s wistful lyrics seemingly untouched.
“Castles In The Sky” follows i_o’s cerebral two-part release last month, “In My Head“, as well as a three-part series dubbed Project 444, which was released on the legendary techno label mau5trap. In addition, the recent Armada signee was recently announced on the lineup for Electric Zoo’s 2021 edition, “Supernaturals”, set to take place over Labor Day weekend in Randall’s Island, New York. Watch the official music video for “Castles In The Sky”:
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