Illyus and Barrientos are a duo of diverse origins. Barrientos was born in America and has Chilean parents, whilst Illyus grew up in Frankfurt after being born in Govan.
Yet it was Glasgow where the pair first met whilst exploring the dance floors in 2014. From then on they built a friendship based on a mutual love for massive floor-filling modern house tunes.
They’re very much a pair that have had diverse upbringings, not just in the cultures they grew up in but the music they were raised on too. Illyus grew up amongst a thriving hip-hop scene in Germany, whilst Barrientos was taking classical piano lessons and playing Beethoven.
All of this comes together in their alchemic creative process that has produced some infectious hooks. With releases coming out on Toolroom Records, Defected and Mother Records, they have quickly become one of the most sought after dance music duos in the UK.