Glasgow Underground will release a new single from Scottish duo Illyus & Barrientos at the end of June, backed with a remix from Mia Dora’s Rob Etherson. The duo have been on the rise as artists and DJs over the past few years with heavy support coming from BBC Radio1’s Pete Tong and Annie Mac, remix work for Gorgon City and Lovebirds plus shows at London’s Ministry Of Sound, XOYO and the Sub Club in Glasgow. Here we see the pair return to the Glasgow Underground imprint with new material, following up their ‘Need Me’ single in 2014.
Opening up the release is the original mix of ‘Chase Your Trip’ featuring the vocal stylings of British singer Max Marshall, the duo lay down their rough and ready house style with swinging rhythms, bumpy bass hook and atmospherics sweeps while Marshall’s smooth and emotive vocal lines instil a contemporary appeal to the composition.
The Underground Dub follows and as the name would suggest tips the focus into darker realms with weighty drums and the original’s chuggy bass lick driving things, while snaking synth hooks and processed vocal chops unfold and evolve around them. Rounding off the package is the Rob Etherson Remix, which strips back the vibe and applies dubby chord sequences, resonant synth stabs and sparse, gritty rhythms to create a unique take on the original composition.
It’s out 29 June.