It goes without saying that Alan Hostage brings enough rave energy to steam up crowded club rooms spanning Scotland, England, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Hungary, and beyond. You could probably even draw a smiley face on a mirror somewhere in any of the rooms with your finger if you really wanted. In recent days, Hostage has played out with the likes of Dolby Anol, Eat Disco, Mylo, Jo Jo De Freq and more. This past summer, he threw down at DJ Donna Summer’s “Birthday Party Berlin“, which was the start of big things. Hostage’s talents have landed him on the hot new record label, Nightshifters. The entire Nightshifters lot is a heady crew consisting of: label head DJ Donna Summer (Berlin), Hostage (Edinburgh), AC Slater (NYC), Rob Threezy (Chicago), Proper Villains (NYC), Rampage (Chicago), and our very own 4AM Jess (NYC)!!
The first EP release off the Nightshifters label is centered around our dear Scottish friend Hostage! The new EP, entitled ‘Shake It,’ is out on 2nd December and includes 4 original tracks – “Shake It”, “The Slave”, ‘Leathered’ and ‘Roll On’. Some of which you may have caught on Hostage’s October mixtape, “Does My Bass Look Big In This”. Get it off his Myspace. But that’s not all, there are remixes of “Shake It” that come in the form of Acid Jacks (Jackmaster remix) and AC Slater. If it all wasn’t good enough for one man, 7 of Hostage’s previous tracks were released on Beatport last week in a wee package called ‘Nightshifters Classics Volume 4′. Get ready for it!!
Forthcoming gigs sees Hostage heading over to Vienna and England in December, topping off the year with a New Years Eve Special at ‘Beats of Rage‘ in Preston and “BRINGING IN THE BELLS SCOTTISH HOGMANY STYLE SOUTH OF THE BORDER!” he exclaims. Hostage is putting the finishing touches to an Australian mini-tour on 9th January and he says, “a US tour along side everyone’s favourite white boy sweater wearing homie – Oh Snap!!” Enjoy 2 of Hostage’s finest off the Nightshifter’s back catalogue and head over to our mixes section for a taste of Hostage in November!!!!