Tuesday, October 16, 2012

[Interview+Gig Preview] Hostage @Karma Lounge

Next Saturday (20th of October), Inverness based club night Get With It will be bringing up one of Scotland's hottest names at the moment, Hostage, to Karma Lounge Inverness.

Hostage has been tearing it up at the moment having been featured regularly on Annie Mac's Friday night Radio 1show, as well as having played at Fabric in London last weekend. His latest EP Traffic which was released on Black Butter Records, did pretty damn well by going to the top of the Juno UK Funky/UK Garage charts soon after coming out.


Justice Never Sleeps has caught up with the man himself to bring you an exclusive interview ahead of his Get With It gig:

Well done on your latest EP “Traffic”, are there any other things you are working on or doing that you can tell us about?

Hello, thanks. Yeah, remixes and my next EP for Black Butter Records. Traffic ep was a bit trippy weird, this next ep has a firm dancefloor oriented sound. 

How would you describe your sound to someone that has never heard you before? 

Bass, house, some techno, a suggestion of breaksy rave, funky, dark. When I play out in the clubs I think my sound is often quite a bit harder than some of my productions. Especially when I play in Scotland. Get the techno on! 

What are your favourite tracks at the moment? 

All my fave tracks from last week are mixed here:http://soundcloud.com/alanparley/hostage-october-2012-dj-mix 

Your beard is amazing, how long did it take you to grow it? 

All my life, it's both practical (warmth/UV protection) and impractical (eating soup). 

How long have you been djing/producing, and have you got any advice for any budding producers that are looking to get signed? 

I've been DJing and producing for about 20 years. Just do your thing, do what you like, have fun, don't be scared to try something new.

And finally, what's your favourite flavour of milkshake?

That's a tricky one. I had a strawberry one at the weekend, and as soon as I started drinking it I wished I'd ordered a chocolate one. I'm sure if I'd ordered the chocolate one it'd have been the other way round. a 50/50 choc/strawb would be the ultimate I guess.

Thanks for your time and we look forward to seeing you next weekend, we'll have to try and hook you up with some sort of strawberry/chocolate milkshake combo for you rider!


Hostage is at Karma Lounge, Inverness ,on Saturday 20th October with Support from Get With It residents Polymath, Boomshank Redemption, Abraham Thunderwolf and Mykol Blyth. 

Tickets are £5 in advance and are available from the following places:

Karma Lounge
Mania Clothing
Yum Cafe 
or any of the Resident DJs 

Non advance tickets are £8 on the door. 

Facebook event page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/446746115377076/

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