For the week of July 6 – July 12, 2009.
As well as most of the acts that I mention here, I supported Calvin right from the start as he launched his ever-so-slightly-tongue-in-cheek club anthems on the unsuspecting public. Initially fusing elements of fellow-Scot Mylo with bits of Prince and LCD Soundsystem, his tunes became a staple of nights across the world with anthems such as ‘Acceptable in the 80’s’ and ‘Girls’ – love them or hate them, they’re about the catchiest ditties around. As a result, his debut LP ‘I created disco’ was a massive success and the world wanted more. Hitting back with ‘I’m not alone’ he not only silenced critics, but scored his second #1 single in the UK (the first being a collaboration with Dizzee Rascal – ‘Dance Wiv Me’) with a 90’s trance-inflected sound. A new single and album are forthcoming, and world-domination approaches… oh, and he’s a nice fellow as well!
Calvin Harris Saturday 11 Jul 09 T in the Park Scotland
Calvin Harris Sunday 12 Jul 09 Oxegen Ireland
Part of the Edinburgh and Glasgow based ‘Lucky Me Collective’ of producers, musicians, MC’s and beat-makers, Hudson Mohawke is probably the fore-runner and (he’ll hate me for saying this) star of Scotland’s new future-beats scene. He’s now highly in demand for his live sets and remixes, as well as being chased by US rappers for his production. Imagine hip-hop, grime, crunk, electronica, trip-hop and booty-shaking funk all put into a mincer then spat out the other side! It’s wonky, disorientating, utterly compelling… and it also sounds like nothing else just now. Having recently signed to the ground-breaking Warp Records, in the world of electronic music Glasgow’s hippest son is already the name to drop!
Hudson Mohawke Sunday 12 Jul 09 Oxegen Festival Ireland
Also on tour this week: Mogwai, Simple Minds, Proclaimers, Annie Lennox, Glasvegas, Primal Scream, Broken Records, Franz Ferdinand, Average White Band, Dananananaykroyd, Paulo Nutini, Nazareth, Rod Stewart, Alex Smoke, Snow Patrol, Mungos Hi Fi, Camera Obscura. See all dates below.
Some T in the Park dates are also included.
Check out Vic on BBC Radio every week:
Wednesday Night Midnight-2am, BBC Radio 1 in Scotland
Monday Night 8.05pm-10pm, BBC Radio Scotland
This week: as part of the Summer in the 60’s series,
Vic presents 2 hours of rare, alternative, 60’s beat pop
and underground tunes from Scotland and beyond.
More Vic at www.myspace.com/vicgallowayr1
Scottish Bands on Tour this week
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Calvin Harris – I’m Not Alone
Hudson Mohawke – Overnight