DJ VADIM - U​.​S​.​S​.​R - LIFE FROM THE OTHER SIDE

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    Side A : Your Revolution ft Sarah Jones

    Side B : The Higher Standard ft Esoteric / Mr Life / Virtuoso

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    Side A : It's Oblivious ft Blu Rum 13

    Side B : English Breakfest ft Swollen Members

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    Side A : Friction

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about

DJ Vadim emerged from behind the Iron Curtain and settled in London, bringing a talent for Eastern Bloc academic posturing to U.K. hip-hop's volatile verbalism.

After establishing his reputation with unique turntable tricks and minimalist grooves and setting up the groundbreaking Jazz Fudge label, the erstwhile Vadim Peare turned his attentions outward. He has since become a hip-hop ambassador, scouting scattered hip-hop communities for the freshest rhymes, the fastest fingers, and the phattest sounds.

DJ Vadim's select crew gives USSR: LIFE FROM THE OTHER SIDE a friendly, familial feel. Among the rappers, vocalists, and turntablists strutting their stuff over Vadim's terse, abstract "Russian Percussion" are artful scratcher DJ Primecuts, Company Flow's El-P and BMS (spilling lyrics like liquid on the fantastic "Viagra"), Swollen Members, Sarah Jones (whose acid-tongued delivery illuminates "Your Revolution"), Jupiter Jam & J.A.E., Blurum 13, Iriscience, Toastie Taylor, and Jazz Fudge veteran Blade.

Assuming the role of the magnanimous producer, Vadim sets thestage for his skilled associates and watches from the wingsas they do their thing. The emphasis is on fun and funk, with cute, sample-based sketches and fade-out instrumentals linking smoldering cuts like "English Breakfast", "Friction", "The Pact", "It's Obvious", and Blade's adoring "From Russia With Love".

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released September 13, 1999

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DJ Vadim London, UK

DJ Vadim (aka Daddy Vad) is a prolific DJ and producer, born in Leningrad, USSR (now Saint Petersburg, Russia), raised in London. His music combines hip hop, soul, reggae and electronica. He has been described as "one of the few artists creating genuinely new work in the Hip-Hop field" and an artist who "cannot be ignored". ... more

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