Straight out of the Ukraine comes iO (Mulen) AKA Aleksandr Voznichenko, a man whose back catalogue includes releases on labels such as Rejected, Eklectisch and Area Remote to name but a few. Now he links up with one of Paris’ premier labels, run by one of Paris’ premier crews – Apollonia. With one solid track and a classy remix from Danish young gun Malin Génie, this is another surefire winner from Apollonia.
‘To The Unknown’ kicks things off with a steady build up. Shrouded in a hazy mist it draws you to its understated groove, iO turns in a very considered production that evolves at a slow yet utterly gripping pace. The energy levels rise like the tide of the ocean, engulfing you before you know it. iO’s dexterity and cunning ability to keep the listener engaged manifests itself here, bomb! On the flip side, Malin Genie steps in to give ‘To The Unknown’ a new lick of paint and what we get is a jazzy, minimal rework with a jaunty skip in its step and a wicked bassline.