It’s been a whole year since we lost the bright talent that was i_o (aka Garett Lockhart). In his memory, labelmate and friend No Mana has recreated their epic back-to-back set that took place at EDC Las Vegas back in 2019 at an art car.
No Mana also wrote a touching note with an entire backstory of this set, which is a must-read:
summer of 2019. it’s 12:55am and i’m at edc las vegas about to drink on the job with g at the parliament art car. it happens to be so windy that the kinetic field had to close. we were that crowd’s next option as we were literally right next to it. this is the most people i’ve ever imagined at an art car. without having said a word, i signal him for a cigarette. i’m not a smoker but i sarcastically do this every show with him so he knows the drill. enter second stage of our routine: rock paper scissors. i lose to him for the hundredth time in a row. now that our totally non-plur, bad-vibes intro has finished we start actually doing the thing. i work the faders while he stands on the dj tables. he works the faders while i spill 3 beers within 10 minutes (sorry sian). the whole hour was such a vibe that besides almost losing my socks and sandals from dancing the only words said between us during the set was “holy shit” and “hey play your track move so i can drop my dumb daft punk bootleg right after”; the rest was horseplay and kandii trading. no words can describe how fun this set was for us, the best i can do is say what happened. rest in peace you idiot. no tears only techno now.
You can check out the full tribute set, recreated by No Mana below. Enjoy!