Vic opts for Hostage in Helsinki this week as his choice of the 19 Scottish bands and artists touring abroad this week. Edinburgh DJ Alan Hostage has been in demand all over Europe this summer and has  just announced more shows in Singapore and Australia for later this year. Full details and ticket information below.

Hostage in Finland

If you can’t dance to Hostage, you may as well cut them off… your legs, I mean! This Edinburgh based DJ and producer is going to be huge, if there’s any justice in the world. Enormous beats, booty-shaking basslines and incredible breakdowns ensure that his tunes confidently straddle the worlds of Electro, Techno and House while throwing in some Ska, Dubstep and old-skool Rave for good measure.

With titles such as ‘Mash up the Speaker’, ‘Blockhead’, ‘Sick’ and ‘The New Gun’ – you know you’re in for some serious ear-damage… in a good way! He’s starting to get more airplay (other than simply my shows of course!), the remix requests are coming in quick and fast and his star is very much in the ascendancy. Catch him while he’s hot, and dance til the break of dawn!

Also on tour this week: Primal Scream, Paolo Nutini, Rod Stewart, Alex Smoke, Snow Patrol, Travis, Trembling Bells, Franz Ferdinand, Calvin Harris, Hudson Mohawke, Shitdisco, Fish, The Waterboys, Twin Atlantic, AC/DC, Glasvegas, Eddi Reader and Nazareth. See all dates below. Just announced Hostage dates in Singapore, Australia and Europe are below that list.


Check out Vic on BBC Radio every week:

Monday Night 8.05pm-10pm, BBC Radio Scotland
Vic is joined by old pals Glasvegas in session.

Wednesday Night Midnight-2am, BBC Radio 1 in Scotland
Ambulances in Session.

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Scottish Bands on Tour this week

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Photo credit: Daniel Rutter