Rising Star i_o Has Passed Away At The Age Of 30


It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Garrett Lockhart, also known as house and techno DJ/producer, i_o, has passed away today. He was 30 years old.

According to an announcement shared on his Instagram account, i_o passed away yesterday, November 23rd, 2020. “This extremely talented spirit taught us that even if nothing matters, you can still lead with love,” the post reads. “Garrett’s truth and soul lives on through the music he shared.”

Read the full announcement below:

At the time of this article’s publishing, i_o’s cause of death has not yet been publicly revealed.

The techno and deep house producer who was selected in our artists to watch in 2020 feature recently celebrated his signing to Armada Music, one of the most prestigious dance music record labels in the industry, as well as the launch of his own Label 444 imprint. He has also dropped many songs on deadmau5‘s mau5trap in addition to releasing music on Above & Beyond‘s venerated Anjunabeats banner.