Subliminal Saturdays Presents Illyus & Barrientos (Defected)
August 19, 2017
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Subliminal Saturdays is for the more discerning clubber who appreciates the finer selection of quality house music. Every month we aim to bring you guest DJ’s plus live percussionists & saxophonists backed with our main residents playing out some sweet jackin’ beats to upfront techo, house &, club classics.

This month we are very excited to introduce our guest DJs, Defected & Glasgow undergrounds very own, ILLYUS & BARRIENTOS! Support DJ’s are Subliminal’s very own finest JOHN DEVLIN, BOB MITCHELL & STEVIE LAIRD, the residents and promoters behind Subliminal.


Illyus & Barrientos are the odd couple of Glaswegian dance music. Brought together by Glasgow Underground’s Kevin McKay, their disparate backgrounds (one was growing up in the local hip-hop scene while the other was still taking classical piano lessons) make them unlikely partners. Put them in a studio, though, and they have a knack for whipping up the kind of unashamedly big, floor-filling modern house tunes that have propelled them to somewhat dizzying levels of acclaim.

Their first two releases, Do Anything You Wanna (Glasgow Underground) and Ballin’ (Love & Other), proved that McKay’s intuition was correct: they gained instant support from tastemakers like Skream, Gorgon City, Groove Armada and Pete Tong. Their first major remix – Gorgon City’s Go All Night was follwed by their Need Me Ep on Glagsow Underground. This caught the attention of Annie Mac & Pete Tong, which led to coming up with one of the mini mixes of 2015 as well as an BBC Radio 1 Afterhours mix. A string of high-profile remixes followed for the likes of MK, Lovebirds and Above & Beyond. Gigs at Space Ibiza, Ministry of Sound, XOYO, The Arches and Boardmasters Festival have cemented their status as one of the hottest duos in Scotland right now.

The guys have started 2016 strongly, with releases on Suara, Toolroom, Exploited Records and Glasgow Underground, plus a guest mix for the legendary Annie Nightingale on BBC Radio 1. Their latest single on Toolroom, gained huge support from Annie Mac, Pete Tong and Danny Howard, and has been tipped as an “Ibiza Anthem”. Now with more tracks and remixes – and bigger parties – in the pipeline, you get the feeling that things are only going to get more exciting.



Doors 23:00 – 03:00

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Get down early folks! This is thee hottest clubnight of the month and is always a full house. Don’t miss out… Get involved!