after a long time in making music, alexander returned to the stage in the role of io (mulen) and co-owner of mulen records. despite on absolutely non-commercial music format, project is attracted attention almost from the first days of existence, as or. after a long time in making music, alexander returned to the stage in the role of io (mulen) and co-owner of mulen records. despite on absolutely non-commercial music format, project is attracted attention almost from the first days of existence, as originality and professionalism. leaving aside the trend peak-time sound, io is explores a deep flows of house music. jazz reefs and an abundance of syncopation, samples and unhurried rhythms, gives a tribute to the traditions of the classical sound, but at the same time don t without futurism. due to the inventive production, io have especially recognizable groove, and therefore deservedly valued of underground music lovers.
played by raresh !!
politics of dancing records celebrate their 3rd anniversary with two vinyl only releases and a digital compilation of unreleased tracks from a pretty impressive line up of confirmed and up and coming producers. this is the second vinyl only part to be released, with another 4 tracks of serious cutting edge underground house music. io (mulen) , chris carrier, john jastszebski and tommy vicari jnr are on the line up and it s been highly supported by raresh, d julz, apollonia and djebali among others. io (mulen) opens up with a classy 8 minutes floor killer with a fat rolling bass and funky stabs, chris carrier goes deep space for good with jazzy drums and killer effects. on the b side, john jastszebski gives us a masterful deep dub techno lesson, and the prolific and versatile tommy vicari jnr closes with style, on a smooth and elegant deep house cut. another top notch 4 tracker from politics of dancing records.
repress 2017 , allez! as the curtains come down on another crazy summer of love, apollonia drop their latest release courtesy of io mulen - the ukranian rude boy who appeared on the label at the beginning of the year with ‘unknown to the unknown’. he’s back with a hefty six-track package which is sure to please his fans, and win him a whole new army of supporters. we get straight to business with the first track, ‘rdm37’, one of those trusty apollonia bouncing bombs. skittish beats work off a sublime groove, while io keeps the background full of interesting sounds, boings, cheeps and all manner of whimsical effects, introducing more and more as the track progresses. by the midpoint you’re so gripped by the track that your whole body is moving uncontrollably, super glued to the rhythm. next up, it’s ‘xdt54’ coming through with a deep, persuasive bassline that jigs around in the low end luring you into its web. simple, polished percussive elements keep things moving at a pace while subtle keys and barely-there vocals add further layers to this catchy little number. the third track in on this lengthy ep is ‘mpc13’, a walk on the sensual side. vocal snippets are interspersed among sultry pads, skipping four to the floor beats and a sleazy b-line to create a delectable slice of dance floor naughtiness. this one flirts with you as it writhes around, taking you ever deeper…four tracks in we have ‘zgb41’, another alluring cut that has all the hallmarks of a deep house classic. those shimmering pads, a bassline that feels like it was born in nineties chicago, diamond-cut beats and a general feeling of what we would call ‘true house music’. there’s soul, there’s funk and there’s realness, what more can you ask for?ypt58’ keeps us locked in to that hypnotic groove with an insistent b-line holding things down - together with the infectious rhythm cultivated by the drum arrangement, it’s a killer combo. put those together with the smooth atmospherics plus synth lines staggering in and out of the background and you’ve got yourself a roller. last but definitely not least is ‘zxy22’, a wistful slice of technoid funk which has a delicate melody at its foundation. as it develops we get sucked in to layer upon layer of beauty, from the analogue low end to the electric guitar riff – each layer complementing the other and creating a symphony of sounds that acts as a perfect way to close out the ep and will no doubt end plenty of dj sets, when it’s released. so monsieur io (mulen) returns to apollonia with an instant classic, make sure you snap it up right away. magnifique!
limited repress due to high demand on requests. on its second release, the fresh label eating records, native of brussels, embarks us on its most unlikely underground journey yet .the new project includes two beautiful tracks from the deep flows of house music, from the unfamous talented producer from kiev, io (mulen). there s no point in trying to place io or his music in some larger social picture. no need to talk about his intensive production. his successful releases can be found on imprints such as rejected (joris voorn), propaganda (nastia), elarum and his own mulen records which he started in 2012 and that released his stunning debut album within 2013. on flutes/creeps ep, he thrives on fantastic impossibilities including flutes and deep melodic basses. it is obvious that mister io had a wonderful time making the two tracks. flutes comes up as victorious and gallant. it is an energizing shock full of curious noises, mesmerizing musical surprises, a real dancefloor track. creeps is discreet and dark, and remains beautifully deep. this track finds io wrenching as much sweetness out of it as he possibly can, in return giving us our first indication that he is in a generous spirit. when this ep comes to an end, it feels like getting back from a good vacation: the last thing you want to do is re-enter the real world.
repress 2016 .. ukrainian artist io is the next to make his mark on one records with mir, including two intricate and sophisticated, rolling dance floor tracks of the highest quality. on remix duty, the profoundly talented cab drivers showcase their unique production style, as they too are warmly welcomed to the label.
straight out of the ukraine comes io (mulen) aka aleksandr voznichenko, a man whose back catalogue includes releases on labels such as rejected, eklectisch and area remote to name but a few. now he links up with one of paris’ premier labels, run by one of paris’ premier crews – apollonia. with one solid track and a classy remix from danish young gun malin génie, this is another surefire winner from apollonia. ‘to the unknown’ kicks things off with a steady build up. shrouded in a hazy mist it draws you to its understated groove, io turns in a very considered production that evolves at a slow yet utterly gripping pace. the energy levels rise like the tide of the ocean, engulfing you before you know it. io’s dexterity and cunning ability to keep the listener engaged manifests itself here, bomb! on the flip side, malin genie steps in to give ‘to the unknown’ a new lick of paint and what we get is a jazzy, minimal rework with a jaunty skip in its step and a wicked bassline.
thesounds limited is back with a new release, this time with a vinyl only.hailing from ukraine, io is one hell of a project, the successful beginning was noted by a debut plate of cabaret on an ultrafashionable german label of diynamic.
200 copies only! after great original *criminal stuff ep*, io (mulen) backs with remixes ep includes amazing version from artreform label owner joss, swiss tech-house producer dachshund and berlin-based producer rick bull aka deepchild.
hypnotic groovin 4 tracker! 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. 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.
200 copies only! io (mulen) debut on artreform records with stunning tech-house release *criminal stuff* includes 3 absolutely dancefloor bombs. this release have a great support from a lot of djs around the globe!
this time unit work together with the new japanese talent satoshi otsuki on the a1 original, and after some amazing releases in labels like apollonia, or one records, io (mulen) bring a strong dub remix for dancefloor! 180gr. vinyl time!
very excited to welcome jerome.c and i/0 mulen to the still play records family. sprv003 includes two phenomenal originals from jerome. on the b side includes a full length remix by i/0 mulen, which is sure to move the dance floor. with both these signature sounds on one ep makes for a very special release. as always all feedback is welcome and we hope you enjoy ! thank you for the support thus far & cheers from miami
repress! for its eighth release, berg audio is proud to present >directions<, a various artists featuring pioneers as well as some of the most talented producers from the new generation. the incredible eight tracks compilation is accompanied by juli jahs stunning reinterpretation of polands >hotel forum< located in krakow. 2x12”- 180g, gatefold - a must-have item for any vinyl collectors!
sensibil records begins its journey with their first various artists - vinyl only release named >sensibil 001< that deliver 4 original tracks produced by well know artists io (mulen), leparente, kirik, silat beksi.
special triple pack for all you artreform lovers out there - contains three classic releases
arr004: io (mulen) - criminal stuff
arr009: io (mulen) - criminal stuff (remixes)
arr010: joss & d. lamar - rolling (frank lorber mixes)