Following their forward-thinking debut album I/O, Chicago-based Bootleg Contraband return with a bang, and this time, they’ve taken their sonic experimentations to new heights. I/O Remixed‘ is the electrifying result of their collaboration with a cadre of talented artists, including Légo, R34L, and more.
The sonic journey of I/O was a blend of techno, electro, Latin, and minimal sounds. The dynamic duo’s sonic landscapes have been reimagined and remixed to perfection.
One standout example is the transformation of the once glitchy and edgy Need A Beat into an energetic house gem by the skilled hands of Mark Pistel. Meanwhile, the skittering rhythms of Dancefloor Amnesia undergo a metamorphosis, evolving into a mesmerizing progressive journey courtesy of Sarah’s Déjà Vu.
Bootleg Contraband and their talented collaborators serve up an exceptional range of house, techno, and drum & bass, making I/O Remixed an essential listening experience. Plug in, turn up the volume, and let the pulsating rhythms transport you to a euphoric realm of sound and rhythm.
Bootleg Contraband‘s story reads like a serendipitous encounter between two musical visionaries. Cason Trager and Lou Sceelo crossed paths by chance at Chicago’s Guitar Center in the spring of 2019.
Forming Bootleg Contraband that same fall, the duo set out on a mission to bend and break boundaries like no other. The duo draws inspiration from the likes of Ron Hardy and Kraftwerk, pioneers who have shaped the electronic music landscape.
With their return and the release of I/O Remixed, Bootleg Contraband has undeniably solidified their position as innovative producers pushing the envelope of electronic music.