Garrett Falls Lockhart

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Garrett Lockhart
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Also known asI_o, Fawks, Glock, RONIKS
Born (1990-05-17) May 17, 1990 (age 31)
DiedNovember 23, 2020(2020-11-23) (aged 30)
GenresTechno
Occupation(s)producer, remixer
Years active2012-2020
LabelsMalware Records, 4AD, Anjunabeats,Armada Music, Bite This!,inHarmony Music,mau5trap,Spinnin' Deep
Associated actsGrimes,Jauz,Deadmau5
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NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipAmerica

Garrett Falls Lockhart was an American electronic dance DJ, and record producer.

History

Garret Falls Lockhart in Richmond VA, and attended up through high school in Austin, Tx. After graduating there he attended college in Washington, D.C.. While still in college he began learning to DJ and had his first gig sophomore year.[1] While there he built up his following playing under the name 'Glock'[1] (a portmanteau of his name) at local clubs like Lima and the Sweet Spot.[2]

From there he moved to Los Angeles to attend the Icon Collective music production school where he is an alum.[3] In this post Icon Collective time he was using the alias 'Fawks'.[4]

Over time he gained some notoriety and gigs through compromising online accounts for various artists, labels, and venues. Given the nature of these events its difficult to fully discern between true unauthorized penetration and ad campaign for these claims. Either way it was an ongoing story for him over several years while working with several labels. This is referenced on his Armada Music profile page bio which states, "Making a name for himself by taking control of various social media accounts of record labels, media outlets, artists, and venues,..." [5].

A more specific reference to this was given in an earlier interview with EDMIdentity. When asked, "Montreal’s New City Gas was the latest victim of your exploits as you hacked their page effortlessly after they challenged you with a booking on the line. What made them such an easy target?" He responded:

What can I say, I really wanted to play Montreal. Don’t store your admin on an open facing network.[6]

School

Attended High School and competed in Tennis at St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Austin, Tx There he was "was named to the school Honor Roll for four consecutive years." [7]

Attended George Washington University in Washington D.C from 2009 to 2013 when he graduated.[2] There he was on the university tennis team until quitting the team his sophomore year to pursue music. [1]

Degrees[8]
school Degree Area of study honors dates of attendance
George Washington University BA International Relations and Affairs cum laude 2009-2013
George Washington University BA International Studies 2009-2013
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile BA International Studies 2010-2011

Attended and graduated from the Icon Collective music production school in Burbank, Ca starting in 2013. [9]

Career

Music was released under a number of aliases over time, including Glock, Roniks, Fawks, and I_o. The I_o alias was started in 2017.[10]

His major break came in 2017 as part of a compilation 'We-Are-Friends-Vol-7' [11] on Deadmau5’s label Mau5trap[12], leading to many EPs on the label over the next few years. This was the first release using the I_o moniker [13] that would be his most commercially successful. In December of that year he was named one of Billboard Dance's 'Ones to Watch'. [14]

Later came a major collaboration with composing and performing the song Violence (song)|Violence[15] along with Grimes. Although it was a side project for her she liked it so much that she included it in her album and made it the first single released from it. By this time she was apparently already aware of his music as she called I_o to do work on the song[16]. This helped establish his widespread notability and increased promotional exposure through credit in industry publications like Variety (magazine)|Variety where Jem Aswad wrote of the "synth-driven, soft-focus collaboration with DJ i_o".[17]Positive reviews of the album, the song, and video for it mentioning his credit helped spread his name. Examples of important mainstream media mentions coming from being named a New York Times popular-music 'Critic Pick' by critic Jon Pareles [18] and the write up mentioning his collaboration in Rolling Stone. [19]

By the time of his death 'Violence' was his most successful in terms of chart performance. It spent 10 weeks on the Billboard 'Electronic Dance Music' chart, where it peaked at 19th on March 7th 2020. [20] In other national charts it peaked at 48 on Mexico Ingles Airplay[21] and 31 on New Zealand Hot Singles [22].

Finally late in 2020 he was signed to the prestigious Armada Music label [23] while starting his own imprint named 'Label 444'[24]. Label 444 and Armada Music were going to be used for different style releases. "He’s joined the Armada family for 2021, with promises of releasing dance smashes on the label. He will also start off the year with his own imprint, Label 444, where his hard underground sound will reside," as quoted from his Armada Music profile page in August 2020.[25]

Death

His death on November 23, 2020 was announced November 25, 2020 via social media on Instagram[26] and Twitter[27], and music industry news sites like Billboard (magazine)|Billboard.com[28] and NME.[29] Details of his death were not released.

Discography

Song, Date, and label information from Discogs unless otherwise noted. [13]

EPs
Title Year Other Artists if any Label
Rootkit 2018 Mau5trap
ScriptKiddi 2018 Mau5trap [30]
Fatal Error 2018 Mau5trap
Death By Techno 2019 Mau5trap
House of God 2019 Mau5trap
Acid 444 2019 Mau5trap
NRG 444 2020 Mau5trap
AM 444 2020 Lights Mau5trap
Revolution 2020 Raito Mau5trap
Singles and compilation contributions
Title Year Other Artists if any Label Compilation name

if any

Oxygen 2017 Tommy Trash Spinnin' Deep
Warning 2017 Mau5trap We Are Friends, Vol. 7
Body Rock 2018 Bite This! [31] First Bites! Volume 1
Analog//DDos 2018 Mau5trap
Lazers 2018 In Harmony Music
Not Techno 2018 In Harmony Music
Feel You Now 2018 In Harmony Music
Sleaze 2018 No Mana Mau5trap[32]
Low 2018 Mau5trap
Bad Things 2018 No Mana Mau5trap
Let Me Go 2019 Tommy Trash Mau5trap
Truth 2019 Jauz Bite This!
Violence 2019 Grimes 4AD
Annihilation 2020 Lights 720Mau5 LLC
Annihilation (Afterhours mix) 2020 Lights Mau5trap
In My Head 2020 Armada Music
Castles in the Sky 2020 Armada Music
Remixes as I_o[33]
Title Year Other Artists if any label
Mr. Navigator(i_o Remix) 2020 Armin van Buuren Armada
Imaginary Friends 2019 Deadmau5 Mau5trap
Songs and mixes under aliases other than I_o
Moniker Song Date Label
Fawks Niykee Heaton (Fawks Remix)[34] 03/18/2015 Buygore Records
Videos
Title Year Other Artists if any Label
Violence 2019 Grimes [35] Armada Music

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Dropping beats from the darkness of his dorm room The GW Hatchet". Hatchet Publications, Inc. 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Building a brand as a student DJ The GW Hatchet". Hatchet Publications, Inc. 2013-04-23. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  3. "Icon Collective Alumni". iconcollective.edu. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  4. "Fawks Artists". insomniac.com. 2020-06-12. Retrieved 2020-11-20.
  5. "Armada Music I_O". armadamusic.com. 2020-11-06. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
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  7. "Garrett Lockhart - Men Tennis". George Washington University Athletics. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  8. "Garrett Lockhart - Washington, District of Columbia Professional". linkedin. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  9. "It Was Never About The Bass House – An Interview With Fawks". Daily-Beat.com. 2020-08-12. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  10. "Every Artist at Ubbi Dubbi 2020". P43. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  11. "Mysterious Producer i_o Makes His Debut with "Warning" on mau5trap". NEST HQ. Archived from the original on 2 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  12. "mau5trap". mau5trap.com. 2020-11-27. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "I_o (2)". Discogs.com. 2020-11-24. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  14. "Billboard Dance's Ones to Watch: December 2018". Billboard_(magazine). 2018-12-26. Retrieved 2020-11-27. Text "Billboard" ignored (help)
  15. "ACE Repertory". www.ascap.com. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  16. "Grimes says she's ready to "just sit around and sing" on her upcoming new music". NME Music News, Reviews, Videos, Galleries, Tickets and Blogs | NME.COM. 2019-09-06. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  17. "Grimes Drops New Single and Video, 'Violence'". Variety (magazine) date=September 5, 2019. Retrieved 2020-11-27. Missing pipe in: |website= (help)
  18. "Beauty Confronts Doom on Grimes's 'Miss Anthropocene' - The New York Times". The New York Times. 2020-02-19. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  19. "Watch Grimes Learn the Art of War in 'Violence' Music Video". Rolling Stone. 2019-09-05. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  20. "I_o Billboard". Billboard_(magazine). 2020-11-01. Retrieved 2020-11-27. Text "Billboard" ignored (help)
  21. "Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard_(magazine). Retrieved 2020-11-27. Text "Billboard" ignored (help)
  22. "Hot Singles Chart The Official New Zealand Music Chart". nztop40.co.nz. 2019-09-16. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  23. "Armada Music Artists". armadamusic.com. 2020-11-06. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  24. Yopko, Nick. "i_o Introduces New Label 444 Imprint and Signs with Armada Music". EDM.com - The Latest Electronic Dance Music News, Reviews & Artists. Retrieved 2020-11-29.
  25. "I_O INTRODUCES NEW LABEL 444 IMPRINT AND SIGNS WITH ARMADA MUSIC". edm.com. 2020-08-31. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  26. "Instagram post by i_o". Instagram. 2020-11-25. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  27. "Twitter". Twitter. 2020-11-25. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  28. "Rising Techno Producer i_o Dead At 30 Billboard". Billboard (magazine). 2020-11-25. Retrieved 2020-11-27. Text "Billboard" ignored (help)
  29. "EDM producer and DJ i_o has died at the age of 30 NME". NME. 2020-11-25. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  30. "i_o - SCRIPTKIDDI EP - EDMTunes". edmtunes.com. 2018-07-18. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  31. "Body Rock (Original Mix) by i_o on Beatport". Beatport. 2018-03-09. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  32. "i_o and No Mana join forces for a frenetic flip of Knife Party's Sleaze - Dancing Astronaut : Dancing Astronaut". dancingastronaut.com. 2018-10-31. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  33. "I_o (2)". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-11-29.
  34. "Fawks Premieres Forceful Remix of Brewski's 'Niykee Heaton': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  35. "Garrett Lockhart". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-11-29.

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