2014 was a pivotal year for Ivan Barrientos; hooking up with his production partner Illyus Brown, the duo broke through in a big way, regularly featuring on Radio 1’s global dance shows while picking up plaudits from the likes of Mixmag. With a string of releases and remixes on the legendary Glasgow Underground label, as well as Toolroom’s Love & Other offshoot, the stage is set for blinding 2015 and we can’t wait to hear what the pair have in store (if you follow Barrientos on Facebook you will have seen that remixes for Above & Beyond, Lovebirds and Alex Adair are all on the way).
This Saturday, Barrrientos heads up a night of quality house at Bath St’s underground haven, Saint Judes, where you can expect to hear the rapidly rising producer flex his musical muscles. Just in time for the weekend, we checked in to find out what track he can’t wait to drop on that booming Funktion 1 soundsystem:
WEISS – I BELIEVE (Toolroom)
“It was actually Illyus who introduced me to this one - he included it in a promo mix for the Sub Club and as soon as I heard it, it was one of those tracks that I listened to over and over about a hundred times. I love everything about it: the tough beats, the dark functional sub-bass, the eerie vocals and the vibey, creepy breakdowns. For me, it's a real "boss-like" track; fits in anytime in a set and sounds ridiculous on a Funktion One...”