Following a string of differently brilliant EP projects, iO are finally releasing their debut album. The outlet for the album release is, a very well known to iO fans, label Mulen. Without any exaggeration Barefooter can be called a longplayer - album, as it consists of 14 tracks, 10 of which will be available in digital format and 4 only on vinyl.

It is difficult to judge whether the release will meet the audience expectations, at least because this kind of iO no-one has heard, yet. Whilst for many producers releasing a debut album is like summarising their sound by repackaging old tracks under a new cover, Barefooter - is an independent work, it is more like the beginning of a fresh chapter, rather than a retrospective of the past.

Leaving behind trendy peak-time sound, iO delves deep into the depths of house music and takes to it like duck to water. Firstly, jazz riffs and abundance of syncopation, draw attention to themselves and make the sound more "mature" and original. Samples, without which it is difficult to imagine iO are softer and deeper, rhythms are slowler. Thanks to the creative production techniques, percussion grooves organically develop into melodies, this will most certainly please real music lovers.

The album really deserves to be heard in full, there is practically no bulging "hits" or "filler" tracks. Barefooter - is a real story with it’s prelude, climax and epilogue. This release will be accompanied by an additional bonus remix EP from Mulen artists. Westboy, Tish & Federico Molinari, Deep Square, Kirik are all presenting their visions of IO tracks, mostly providing them with a solid dancefloor groove. This thought-through combination of efforts by talented musicians once again demonstrates the unique potential of Mulen label.

iO (Mulen)

The Album

The Barefooter

Catalog# Mulen07
Release date:
2014-02-03
Tech House
iO (Mulen) - 5 AM
iO (Mulen) - Avenue
iO (Mulen) - Bird's-eye
iO (Mulen) - Crawling
iO (Mulen) - Kisovna
iO (Mulen) - Midnight Beach
iO (Mulen) - Sunrise On Dancefloor
iO (Mulen) - The Calm
iO (Mulen) - Triple Door
iO (Mulen) - Wild Desert
Raresh
[a:rpia:r]
nice tracks . thanks
Joris Voorn
Rejected
Congrats with the album guys, full support!
Julian Perez
Fathers & Sons Productions
Deep cool stuff! Thanks for sending ;)
Tim Green
Cocoon
loving a lot of the tracks here! great to hear an album from you guys. Cheers!
Onur Ozer
Cocoon / Desolat /Vakant
Thanks. Nice album ,,
Reboot
Cocoon / Cadenza
Nice LP with a lot of great tracks, Thanks !
Matt Tolfrey
Leftroom
On first listen is great, but want to listen to it all again properly on the home speakers...
iO (Mulen)
Mulen
Go !
Affkt
Sincopat
Wow sounds good! will check carefully in the studio.
Thanks
Chaim
BPitch Control / Supplement Facts
nice lp thx
Darlyn Vlys
Avotre/ Noir/ Terminal M
Strong album guys!!
Support
Mihai Popoviciu
CYCLIC
very nice album! will play and support!
Dragosh
Desolat / Brouqade
wow great album!! thank you!! support!!
John Dimas
La Vie En Rose / One Records
Nice Album, thanx !!
NICOLAS MASSEYEFF
Tsuba / Robotronic
really nice album, good tasty music
Re-UP (Leo)
Kina
Cool concept guys!
well worked organic tracks with nice funky touch
will try some
thanks

Nice7
noir / gruuve
we like IO's stuff from years...we'll support this! thanks!
Tripmastaz
Plant 74
I like crawling , triple door , lucid dreaming & husky the most,
thanks.
Slam
SOMA
will try these out - thanx guys
Marco Effe
Break New Soil / Cocoon
Cool Album!
Thanks!!
Wehbba
Toolroom / Tronic
great album! Birds-Eye, Under The Bridge and Crossway are my favs, but the whole thing is a great listen, kudos!
Helmut Dubnitzky
Brise
nice album!
Daniel Sanchez
Bla Bla
Support!!
Andrew Grant
Circoloco / EDEC
Always support iO and Mulen... never failed me ;)

Anthea
Brouqade
Bird's eye, crawling, and vinyl tracks for me. Cheers for the music x
Daniel Sanchez
Bla Bla
Support
Oxia
Infine / 8bit
Nice LP !
Alex Niggemann
Soulfooled
Interesting...thanks!
Re-UP
Kina Music
Nice Release Guys!!!
Egal 3 aka Vid
An|dromeda
Very solid album . Support
Carlos Sanchez
Lowwaxx / Home Invasion
great tracks here! full support... thanks for the good music!
Someone Else
Foundsound, Little Helpers, Get Physical
kisovna, midnight beach, crossway
Mirco Violi
Catwash
very nice album!
Seb Zito
Fuse London & Infuse
Very nice, thanks guys.
Federico Locchi
Noir / 8bit
nice album! thx!
Scan Mode
Cadenza / Drumma
nice one!
Seph
BPitch Control / Cityfox
Cool music, thanks!
Superflu
Herzblut
full support! thänk you!!!
Westboy
Mulen
Great Album bro!
Take five! best !
Nekes
Oslo / Ama
great package !!! Thank you !!!
Paolo Mojo
OOSH / Cr2
Excellent album
Enzo Siragusa
Fuse London
nice music, thanks
F.E.X
Robotronic
very good album, i almost like all the tracks, honestly good work guys, i like your groove ;)
of course i play and support evreywhere :)
Hermanez
Aella Music/ Inmotion
Amazing work here, so many nice tracks. Thank you
Sabb
SK Supreme / Noir
great album! will play some of the tunes :) thank you!
Roustam
Red Panda / Nilla
Solid album all around! Good work!
Schwa  (Shades of Gray)
BEEF
Loving the vinyl selection! any chance of getting the 12" soon ? thanks
Alex Piccini
Cécille / Area remote
Great Music here!
Pleasurekraft
kraftek / formatik
Solid album with plenty to choose from! Full support
Polarize
All Inn / nilla
thanks, good stuffs!
TC Studio, Matei Tulbure
All inn
good stuff. thank you!
Arapu
CrazyJack / Kina / Body Parts
Nice. Thanks!
Yvel & Tristan
Hi!Fly Music / Little Helpers
great album.love it!
Faster
Kurbits
Nice album, thank you!
Romano Alfieri
NOON RECORDS / BREAK NEW SOIL
Nice Album, love it! :)
Matt Masters
Freerange
5am and Avenue for me on here so far. Need to give it a proper listen though
bvoice
Fox Trax
BIRD'S-EYE! OWL WE NEED)
Cool vibe mates! One heart! Ahoi.
Jorge Savoretti
Savor Music
sounds very nice! have to listen in depth but sounds great :) and nice interface btw
Bunte Bummler
8bit / Little Helpers
Great album, high quality !! Thanks
Alex
ProfeLabel
Welcome!
M-Phunk
Tzinah Records
wonderful tracks ! will play them for sure, keep up the good work bro !
Dubphone
Akbal Music / Time Has Changed
bomb album . support !
KiRiK
RAZOM
All time quality music , I love it , thx my bro !
Bronxy
ÉTÉ
nice. Awesome package !!!
Loopdeville
Delooped
Nice album.Thank you!
Diferit
Body Parts / Leone
good tracks.Thanks !
Vaia
House Guru
Really awesome stuff! Big thanks & full support, bro!

Sender
Send
Amazing new sound from iO! Love it and will play it!
Iuly.B
Claque / Memoria / Drumma
Nice album! Each track has it's own moment, thank you!
Baraso
Park & Ride
Really good Album!!! Thank you for this music :)
Hansel
Tzinah / Leone
Cool music, thanks!
Cezar Lazar
Solid! Thank you.
Juliche Hernandez
Downhill / Oblack / Overall
yeahh!! Full package!! Bird´s - Eye is amazing!! Thx to Mulen Team!!
Mike Spirit
Highway
really like the album! will play few tracks for sure but allready like to listening it )
Marcman
Adult Only/Memoria
full support ! thanks , marcman
olderic
area remote
Lovely package, thank you! Will play!
Sergey Sanchez
Highway rec. / Propaganda club
Kisovna, Wild Desert, Crawling for me. Very good album. Support.
Kurmyshev
arma 17
Big one! my fav is "The Calm"
Support and hugs)
Anrilov
Fox Trax
Bombastic release! Total support!
dubsons
Algorhythmic / Vay vay
Big release. Will play some of them for sure. Thank u