Saturday 21 September
£8 - £11.25
Glasgow has always been a fertile breeding ground for music. With countless renowned DJs hailing from the city such as Dennis Sulta, Jasper James, Harri and Dom + much more there is no shortage of world-class talent. The latest duo to set dance floors alight in Glasgow and far beyond are Illyus & Barrientos.
The pair have diverse origins – Barrientos has Chilean parents and was born in America, while Illyus grew up in Frankfurt after being born in Govan. They met on Glasgow’s dance floors in 2014, building a friendship over their mutual love of the kind of unashamedly big, floor-filling modern house tunes that have since propelled them to dizzying levels of acclaim.
With stellar releases such as ‘Shout’, ‘So Serious’ and ‘M.E.A’ on Toolroom Records, plus releasing some Beatport chart-topping records on Defected Records and Mother Recordings, Illyus & Barrientos have well and truly cemented their status as one of the hottest DJ and production duos in the UK. So much so, that they have featured heavily on Radio 1 (Radio 1 Rave Lounge, guest interview on Danny Howard’s show), and were asked to record a mix for the prestigious BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix series. (https://soundcloud.com/illyusandbarrientos/bbc-radio-1-essential-mix)
Having already played at clubs around the world from Moscow and Bangkok, to Los Angeles and Mexico City, their touring schedule for 2019 grows bigger by the minute; with the duo holding down multiple residencies out in Ibiza we cannot wait to welcome the pair to Unit 51 for their Aberdeen debut!