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Adriatique

The word ‘breakthrough’ doesn’t quite capture the meteoric rise that the Swiss duo of Adrian Shala and Adrian Schweizer have enjoyed in the past couple of years. From their Zurich base, Adriatique have toured the world, headlining festivals alongside artists like Tale of Us, Ame and Solomun, all of whom share their taste for atmospheric house and techno. As the duo’s status has grown, so too has the grandeur and complexity of their music. Their 2018 album, Nude, established them as creators of vast, moody soundscapes, but their DJing also continues to reinforce their reputation as rave-commanding selectors. They specialise in jet-propelled transmissions powered by a 4/4 stomp and trancey, hands-in-the-air peaks. As they now play huge, grand music to huge, adoring crowds, the chance to see them at closer quarters at ION is going to provide some extremely special memories.