ILLYUS & BARRIENTOS QuickFire Questions

By Frank Bell

Check out our QFQ with Glasgow based big room house DJ / production duo Illyus & Barrientos. They just released club banger It’s The Right Time ft Anelisa Lamola, out 26th February via Ultra Music.

What was the first album you bought?

Probably something by Outkast…

Who are some of your biggest musical inspirations and why?

We both have wide musical inspirations that range from hip hop (Outkast, J Dilla) to jazz (Miles Davis, Kamasi Washington) and dance music (Paul Woolford, Boys Noize).

What are some non-musical inspirations that motivate your music?

We are influenced by a lot of art, particularly vibrant pieces by Agnes Pelton, Daniel Mullen and Daniell Winter.

Tell us about your new single ‘It’s The Right Time ft Anelisa Lamola’

It’s a huge diva-vocal with a massive club beat behind. We had been holding off releasing for a while due to COVID, but we thought now was the right time to release it.

What have you got lined up for 2021?

We’ve got some amazing music lined up all year round, we’ve worked with some incredible vocalists for original tracks, and also working with Hannah Wants on a massive single. Besides that, let’s hope we can get back to gigging at some point this year!