We’re incredibly excited to have the one and only DJ Vаdim perform a DJ set at Kilo Lounge on August 16 with local favourite FUNK BSTRD (Darker Than Wax) on support!
We’re set for another epic Thursday night at Kilo - get ready to dance!
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Early Bird: $20
Ticket Link - http://bit.ly/djvadimSG
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Date: 16 August 2018
Time: 9 PM Doors Open
Location: Kilo Lounge
---- DJ VADIM ----
What happens if you cross a Brazilian carnival spirit with a reggae sound- system and fresh hip hop production with a tour schedule that dwarfs British Airways flight plan made by a immigrant to London?
The DubCatcher is born.
There are some musicians / bands who make one album and disappear. There are others who literally don’t stop in the studio or on the road like Tupac, J Dilla, or BB king. There is being prolific, and there are people who actually seap music through their pores.
Well DJ Vadim, aka Daddy Vad has definitely planted his feet in the second camp.
Over the last 2 decades few people can have put so much time and energy into the culture they love.
Founder of Jazz Fudge in early 1995, A&R, producer, promoter, record collector, award winning radio presenter, writer, chef and yogi.
Vadim has certainly been keeping himself busy and that’s before we even mention his DJ-ing itself which has seen him perform over 3000 times in 78 countries to date , performing at some of the worlds most prestigious festivals like Glastonbury , Fuji Rock. To winning countless awards and having his mixtapes continuously chart no.1 on sites like Mixcloud to describe the man as an internationalist almost seems to sell him short.
The journey begins in 1992, the Russian ex-pat bought a sampler and started working on the music that would become his debut - Abstract Hallucinating Gases and Headz Ain't Ready. Later in the year he signed to Ninja Tune which culminated in his debut LP USSR Repertoire.
From these early recordings came 3 more studio albums for Ninja (plus 1 remix album), 5 for BBE records, and 3 full studio albums on his own imprint (OGS and Jazz fudge) and then there is Dubcatcher 2(soul beats).
Thats 13 to date (2016) and that doesn't even include EP’s , singles mix tapes or production for groups he was part of like 7n7c with whom he was nominated for the Latin Grammy’s in 2002.
For an artist with such a long recording pedigree it would be easy to sit in cruise control, knock out music by numbers, or just re hash earlier ideas and become somewhat irrelevant and passed his ‘sell by date’. Similarly it would be easy to just work with the ‘stars’ of the day and ‘buy fame’ but again this isn’t Vadim.
Joining the dots of the music, one can hear that musical evolution is the key. A work in progress. Starting from a foundation in instrumental hip hop music, Vadim has combined bass culture, reggae, dancehall, latin, rap, worldly sounds.
All with a touch of soul working time and time again with new upcoming artists who later in their own right take off. Vadim doesn't buy or rely on famous features he nurtures and creates new talents, new sounds, the future sounds of London!
---- FUNK BAST*RD (DTW) ----
Co-founder of the prolific net label Darker Than Wax, the Funk Bast*rd has been tirelessly pushing and promoting an alternative expression of leftfield music through his widely eclectic, genre-bending sets. It is no surprise when one hears his musical selection which traverses between a huge variety of musical genres, be it deep jazz, soul, funk, boogie, brazilian grooves, house, hip hop, bass and the most forward sounding beats.
His unique sets have taken him around cities like Tokyo, Paris, London, Switzerland, Saigon and Jakarta , and has played alongside the likes of Dam Funk, Pearson Sound, Iron Curtis, Jamie XX, Mike Huckaby, Joakim, Arttu, just to name a few. His unique flow has earned him praises from selectors like Dam Funk, Recloose. Tama Sumo and Jamie XX just to name a few. Most recently, he was invited up to play at Club Shelter in Shanghai, as part of a Darker Than Wax & SVBKVLT collaborative party.
On the festival side, the credentials run high too, as he was one of the few locally chosen selectors to have played in Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival in Singapore. His Cosa Nostra project has equally been impressive, with their tracks charted on 22tracks Belguim, various radio shows and online platforms. Now with the label in place boasting of 22 global artists, things look set to evolve even bigger.
The Funk Bast*rd always has something in the box that surprises. Just open dem ears.