DJ Vadim may get less attention these days than when he was cranking out abstract/breakbeat productions back in the '90s, but his music grows more interesting and globally minded with every release. After several solo instrumental hip-hop discs that aligned him with DJs Krush, Cam and Shadow, the Soviet-born, London-raised, Brooklyn-residing and ever-touring Vadim Peare started to hit the road a few years ago with a full band and MCs in tow. He's also toured as part of One Self, a collaborative hip-hop unit. More recently, Brazilian, West African and Indian textures began creeping into his tunes, but the most evident stylistic ingestion on... More >>>