‘Alchemy’, Above & Beyond’s collaboration with Zoë Johnston takes a dark turn in the hand of self-professed 'techno malware’ producer, i_o. Following a series of club-tooled cuts on Mau5trap, the LA-based producer is a new voice in a new wave of US producers inspired by labels like Pryda, Drumcode and Cocoon.
A fan of Above & Beyond, the remix marks i_o’s formal induction to the Anjunabeats family.
First heard on Above & Beyond’s 2011 album, 'Group Therapy', ‘Alchemy’ is stripped out and remodelled: propulsive drums push you forward relentlessly, clinically, twisting Zoë’s sonorous ode to lost love arms into something much darker.
It’s out now, check it out below.