Italoboyz set to guest at Hotbox
Get Physical duo play at Glasgow date
‘Hotbox started completely by accident,’ says the night’s main promoter and DJ Dan Wilson. ‘I’d heard there was a decent-sized club [Pivo Pivo] looking to get some nights going in Glasgow on good terms. I got quite excited about the idea of putting something on at last, but when I went to speak to them I realised they were only really interested in getting big guests in. But they had a date available, so I stayed up all weekend emailing every agent I could think of, and just by pure chance I managed to book Paco Osuna.’
Wilson still names that opening night as the best so far in Hotbox’s short history, although further dates over the last year in the Universal and the Admiral have played host to guests such as Ryan Crosson, another favourite. While he’s running these larger nights with international guests on a roughly bi-monthly schedule, he also has a monthly pre-club residency called Hotbox: Four to the Floor, which features local guest DJs, and has just moved to new venue Gambetta from Black Sparrow.
This first birthday party looks set to give Osuna a run for his money, though, as Wilson has finally managed to book Mothership and Get Physical recording duo Italoboyz. ‘I’ve been trying to get them for every single big party we’ve done in the last year,’ he says excitedly. ‘I’m a massive fan of their production and their DJing, the music they play has so much energy but they don’t seem to take themselves too seriously either. As far as artists who define the Hotbox sound go, I think they hit the nail on the head.’
Universal, Glasgow, Fri 17 Sep.