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Music, All Shook Down DJ Vadim on 20 Years of Touring and His New Musical Superhero/Album "Dubcatcher"

DJ Vadim on 20 Years of Touring and His New Musical Superhero/Album "Dubcatcher"

Having traveled to 74 countries in the span of his 20-year career, producer and DJ Daddy Vad aka DJ Vadim has always made music that touched on themes of political awareness and social consciousness. With a wide-ranging musical palate that…
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Music, All Shook Down Spectrum Festival Coming to the SF Regency Center

Spectrum Festival Coming to the SF Regency Center

Raves are back. They're just not called raves anymore. Just take the just-announced Spectrum Festival, which promises a "bevy of live bands, DJs, performance artists and elaborate décor transforming the Regency Center into a multi-stage, multi-environment kaleidoscope of entertainment."…
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Music, BeatBox DJ Vadim Ditches Breakbeat for Dub on 'The Soundcatcher'

DJ Vadim Ditches Breakbeat for Dub on 'The Soundcatcher'

German techno duo Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary) has one hell of a Rolodex. On their latest release, Happy Birthday, they schizophrenically cobble together collaborations featuring Francophone rappers TTC and rasta crooner Paul St. Hilaire, dropping in tracks with…
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Music, BeatBox Thug life with Mobb Deep

Thug life with Mobb Deep

Two of Southern California's most talented hip-hop groups (Jurassic 5 and Dilated Peoples), its top DJ crew (Beat Junkies), and the area's most astonishingly versatile MC (Supernatural) are teaming up to help a friend defray medical costs. L.A.-based graphic…
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If his crib is anything like his beats, DJ Vadim's pad must resemble a Buddhist monk's cell. The Russian hip hop producer has long been known for making some of the most Spartan rhythms out there: His 1996 record U.S.S.R.…
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Music, Record Review

Review

DJ Vadim U.S.S.R.: Life From the Other Side (Ninja Tune) Apparently it takes some time for a Russian-born, London-based Soviet sympathizer to build a reputation in the tightly knit American hip-hop underground. DJ Vadim's initial recordings for his own Jazz…
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Ninja Tune Tour Just across the border from the current state of underground hip hop, a mentally deranged lot of characters with names like Chocolate Weasel, Vadim, Herbalizer, Food, Neotropic, and Funky Porcini lurks in exile. These DJs, better known…
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