Biography

DJ VADIM

Embarking on his musical journey way back in 1995 with self-released debut ‘Headz Ain’t Ready’, Russian trailblazer DJ Vadim has been one of the hardest working underground producers and performers on the planet ever since. Following three highly successful hip hop LPs on the brilliant Ninja Tune label, Vad first joined the BBE family in 2007, finding a perfect home for the unique, genre-blending new sounds he had been developing.

Brilliantly summed up by allmusic.com as “dubwise soul”, Vadim premiered his reggae-infused new style on BBE with critically acclaimed album ‘The Soundcatcher’. In the decade since, Vadim has delivered a solo album every two years on BBE, whilst simultaneously touring the world with regular collaborators Pugs Atomz and Sabira Jade as The Electric. From 2009’s U Can’t Lurn Imaginashun, through 2012’s Don’t Be Scared, to 2014’s Dubcatcher and 2015’s Grow Slow (a collaboration with vocalist Sena), it’s been an absolute joy for us here at BBE to hear Vad’s sound develop and blossom whilst desperately trying to keep up with the man’s astonishingly prolific output.

Ten years since we first met Vad, he’s back with another brilliant album, this time in tandem with American soulstress Katrina Blackstone.

Discography

Introducing their long awaited album ‘Double Sided’, released on BBE Music in October 2017, DJ Vadim and Katrina Blackstone unveil two cuts from the new project: ‘Luv 2 Luv’ and the LP’s title track  ‘Double Sided’. Sun-drenched guitar licks and…

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Hot on the heels of album ‘Double Sided’, DJ Vadim and vocalist Katrina Blackstone offer up new single ‘Lost Without You’. An unlikely cover version of a ballad by pop crooner Robin Thicke, the original version of ‘Lost Without U’…

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Recording and touring together on and off for several years now, sonic journeyman DJ Vadim and Californian songwriter Katrina Blackstone unveil their long awaited full-length album ‘Double Sided’, released on BBE Music. After providing a pair of stellar guest appearances…

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Following their breakout album ‘Grow Slow’, London beat-botherer DJ Vadim and Ghananian vocalist Sena present a trio of musical offcuts we couldn’t quite cram onto the LP. ‘Little Lady’ opens the package in fiery form, with Vadim supplying energetic yet…

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There was once a young African princess who embarked on a huge journey in pursuit of her dreams. She arrived at a mystical island covered in clouds where she met a cunning wizard… Sounds like the beginning of some Disney…

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First single from DJ Vadim & Sena’s album “Grow Slow”.

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‘Grow Slow’, the debut album from DJ Vadim and Ghanaian vocalist Sena may have taken ten years to create, but in the few short months since the record’s release, it’s quickly become something of a classic. Surely one of the…

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Some of the best things in life come in pairs, peanut butter and jelly, fish n chips, cheese and wine, DJ Vadim and dancehall reggae! This may raise an eyebrow or two as Russian immigrés and reggae may not be…

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Instrumental version of DJ Vadim’s album “Dubcatcher”.

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First single from DJ Vadim’s forthcoming album “Dubcatcher”

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