The industry was shaken by the loss of another young and talented artist gone too soon when news broke of i_o’s passing earlier this week.
Having worked with numerous collaborators and with releases across a number of noteworthy labels, grieving posts in his memory have been pouring in across social media.
From deadmau5 who he worked with as a mainstay on mau5trap, to Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats imprint and from Jauz to Sullivan King whom he shared a close friendship with, the sentiment of talent gone way too soon was echoed loud and clear.
May you rest in power i_o, and find peace where you are now.
Going to miss you my dude, it was a real pleasure working with you and watching you succeed… may you find rest, and let your music live on into eternity. pic.twitter.com/wwKh0prn1q
— Goat lord (@deadmau5) November 24, 2020
Today I lost my fucking brother. My best friend. The person who I trusted more than anyone when it came to music.
Today the world lost an incredible human being and one of the most visionary, genius producers of our generation.
We love you so much. RIP Garett Falls Lockhart
— JAUZ (@Jauzofficial) November 24, 2020
Without Garett there is no The Wise And The Wicked. He sat by me for the entirety of the production of that album and gave me the guidance and direction no one else could have. That album is as much his as it is mine. I’m forever in his debt
— JAUZ (@Jauzofficial) November 24, 2020
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— JAUZ (@Jauzofficial) November 25, 2020
I can’t even think straight right now.
I fucking love you so much, Garrett. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be where I am in music. Thank you for always lighting up every room you walked into and every stage you stepped on. I’m gonna miss you so much.
— Sully (@SullivanKing) November 24, 2020
I really am speechless
Rest In Peace Garret
This year is fucking shit pic.twitter.com/KeTEXmB74n
— RΞZZ (@OfficialRezz) November 24, 2020
We're deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Garrett Lockhart, aka @i_oofficial. All the things Garrett loved about dance music, we loved too. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/84DthW7Uit
— Anjunabeats (@Anjunabeats) November 25, 2020
fuck no no no. I remember when I first met you in the lobby of icon collective and it was your first day of school there. We talked about how we both came from sports to do music and how excited we were for this journey. Rest In Peace Garrett 🖤 @i_oofficial
— kayzo (@KayzoMusic) November 24, 2020
You were a truly incredible human being and today we mourn the loss of a light. We will love you and miss you always.
— SLANDER (@SlanderOfficial) November 25, 2020
Garrett my dude. I had some awesome times with you man, I hope you’re resting well. Say hello to cookie for me ❤️🙏🏻
— FuntCase | DPMO (@FuntCaseUK) November 25, 2020
Rest in peace, Garrett Falls Lockhart (@i_oofficial).
Having released with the likes of mau5trap, Armada and Grimes, i_o was regarded as one of the most promising young talents in Electronic music.
His journey was just beginning. pic.twitter.com/XyzKk5zN9U
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) November 25, 2020
Garrett was unlike anyone I’d ever met. Honest and raw. Cynical and whimsical all in one. All year we worked on music and it got me thru. Prolific as hell, talent thru the roof. Every time I look at the clock and it’s 4:44 I’ll think of you.
444 forever. @i_oofficial pic.twitter.com/xWRL35oWrm
— Lights (@lights) November 25, 2020
I’m at a loss for words man, I can’t believe we lost you Garrett..this really hurts. You were such an inspiration to so many and myself included, I’m gonna miss you brother, I love you man.. rest in peace @i_oofficial pic.twitter.com/ak7DK14omf
— 𝐆𝐇𝐀𝐒𝐓𝐋𝐘 (@Ghastly) November 24, 2020
what the fuck dude, incredibly saddened to hear about @i_oofficial
rest in peace, all of my love to the friends and family
— STRING THEORY EP OUT NOW🧵👁 (@Subtronics) November 24, 2020
Fuck. Such a talented dude. Always a pleasure to be around. Rip. You will be missed brother 😢 https://t.co/yKsEvcogG5
— NGHTMRE (@NGHTMRE) November 25, 2020
I’m fucking crying. I love you Garrett. You were always brutally honest and unapologetically yourself. I’m going to miss you so much brother.
— Yultron (@yultron) November 24, 2020
garrett had a few projects, and when he pursued i_o, i knew it was going to be a hit. i regret not telling him more how much he inspired me and everyone else – i got jealous even at times because he pushed the dark shit better. he was a true fucking artist
— Drezo (@drezomusic) November 24, 2020
I had the pleasure of getting to know i_o over the past year. Garrett played several livestreams for us during quarantine & his smile made a lasting impression.
Rest In Peace to a beautiful soul, you will be deeply missed, may your music and spirit live on forever 🖤 pic.twitter.com/K9cKiWdVuE
— Pasquale Rotella (@PasqualeRotella) November 25, 2020
RIP @i_oofficial GARRETT LOCKHART. you are a beautiful soul man I will really miss you.
— Dr. Fresch (@DrFresch) November 24, 2020