DJ Vadim is a prolific DJ and producer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Raised and residing in London, his music combines hip-hop, soul, reggae, dubstep, and electronica.
Vadim has recently been praised as "one of the few artists creating genuinely new work in the Hip-Hop field" and as “an artist who cannot be ignored".
In 1994, Vadim founded his own independent record label, Jazz Fudge, but is currently signed to the BBE label since 2007. Aside from his DJ and production expertise, he has also worked in A&R and promotion. This is in addition to hosting the BBC’s ‘Around the World in Eight Relays’ radio show.
Throughout his career he has worked with a variety of musicians, singers and groups, including Stevie Wonder, Prince, The Roots, Paul Weller, Super Furry Animals, Public Enemy, DJ Krush, Dilated Peoples, Sly & the Family Stone, and Kraftwerk. He has also produced numerous remixes for the likes of The Cure, Erykah Badu, Alice Russell, Paul Weller, Prince, and CL Smooth.
He is synonymous with bringing opportunities to a number of unsigned artists, who have later gone on to find commercial success. On average he performs 170-180 shows a year, and has played in over 63 countries.
In addition to his regular album releases, he has also recorded under the names "Andre Gurov" and "Little Aida" and has appeared as a member of The Isolationist – a collective of lead artists in their genres. He is also the DJ and producer for Spanish hip-hop group ‘7 Notas 7 Colores’, and was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award in 2001.
His latest album ‘Don’t Be Scared’, was praised for the "inventiveness of the beats" by Q Magazine’s Paul McGee - who rated it 4/5 and tagged it "The One to Buy!"