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DJ VADIM US TOUR STARTS TOMORROW

DJ VADIM US TOUR STARTS TOMORROW

DJ VADIM
SOUNDCATCHER TOUR
Featuring ABSTRACT RUDE & YARAH BRAVO

SEPTEMBER
26 – HIGHLINE BALLROOM – NEW YORK, NY
27 – SOUNDLAB – BUFFALO, NY
28 – BEAT KITCHEN – CHICAGO, IL
29 – HI HAT GARAGE – MILWAUKEE, WI

OCTOBER
03 – HUME LOUNGE – NELSON – CANADA
05 – LUCKY BAR – VICTORIA – CANADA
06 – RICHARDS ON RICHARDS – VANCOUVER – CANADA
11 – NECTAR LOUNGE – SEATTLE, WA
12 – JOHN HENRY’S – EUGENE, OR
13 – FEZ BALLROOM – PORTLAND, OR
14 – DOMINO ROOM – BEND, OR
16 – THE WAYSIDE – SHASTA, CA
17 – JAMBALAYA – ARCATA, CA
18 – MOES ALLEY – SANTA CRUZ, CA
19 – MIGHTY – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
20 – KAVA LOUNGE – SAN DIEGO, CA
21 – KNITTING FACTORY – LOS ANGELES, CA
23 – CONTINENTAL ROOM – FULLERTON – ORANGE COUNTY, CA
24 – SOLAR CULTURE – TUCSON, AZ
25 – BLUNT CLUB – PHOENIX/MESA, AZ
26 – THE GRAB BAR – HOUSTON, TX
27 – EMO’S – AUSTIN, TX
28 – GRANADA THEATRE – DALLAS, TX
30 – SPANISH MOON – BATAN ROUGE, LA
31 – BETA BAR – TALLAHASSEE, FL

NOVEMBER
02 – APACHE CAFE – ATLANTA, GA
03 – TBA – CHARLOTTE, NC
04 – ALLEY CATS – RICHMOND, VA
07 – ALEX P KEATON – LONDON – CANADA
08 – TBA – TORONTO – CANADA
09 – PEPPER JACKS – HAMILTON – CANADA
10 – SALA ROSA – MONTREAL – CANADA

CD or INSTANT DIGITAL PROMO OF NEW ALBUM “SOUND CATCHER EXTRAS” AVAILABLE ON REQUEST – note this is not the same as SOUND CATCHER.

What happens if you cross a Brazilian carnival spirit with a reggae soundsystem and Brooklyn New York with a tour schedule that dwarfs even British Airways flight plan? The Sound Catcher is born. DJ Vadim doesn’t know how not to be a very busy bee. DJing, constantly touring, remixing people like Gangstarr, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Ojos de Brujo; Alice Russell, re-editing Prince, Al Green and Ann Peebles, he is continually working harder than all Seven dwarfs put together. DJ Vadim’s latest outpouring is the result of him transplanting his ‘timber yard studio’ to Brooklyn in 2006 to produce “The Sound Catcher” and “Sound catcher Extras.”

Released this past spring on his new label BBE “The Sound Catcher,” was DJ Vadim’s fifth album and first solo album since the 2002’s “The Art Of Listening.” A world ahead on from his work for Ninja Tune releases the album reflects both the influence of his new home in New York and his continued extensive travels. A more American album then but one still broad and worldly perspective featuring everything from a Slam Poet to West Coast MCs, Nigerians to Mancunians. This first Sound Catcher album was followed by extensive touring throughout Europe, now for fall we have “Sound Catcher Extras” – a timely follow up album that could be seen as the ultimate partner. If “The Sound Catcher” was dinner, then add “Sound Catcher Extras” and you have a feast. The new album features more material from DJ Vadim’s Brooklyn sessions, some new remixes and live tracks. It also contains a DVD with the videos for “Manchester,” “Milwaukee,” “Got To Rock,” and a short film of The Sound Catcher European tour launch party in London. Fortunately for us this new album will also be followed by some very extensive touring in the US.

“The Sound Catcher” and “Sound catcher Extras” both defy expectations and refused to be categorized neatly. DJ Vadim says the new albums can be described as “unpredictable with touches of disco and Tubby-esque dub moments, varied with brushes of blues, soul and rap, urban grime bedlam with double time bounce and ambitious combining so many influences and yet making it feel like they all fit.” We think that says it all, really!

DJ Vadim describes his move to BBE thus “I felt it was time to clean my closet out and have a fresh vision for a fresh label. I don’t like getting tied down to one label as such… part of the reason I wanted to leave Ninja Tune. People were like ‘Yeah, that’s Vadim, he’s on Ninja Tune, he does that’ and I just wanted to break away, really. It’s important to keep things fresh.” And ‘fresh’ his new sound is.

Vadim’s philosophy is so simple it’s ingenious: he believes in sourcing the best raw talent and putting together genuinely fresh, innovative, yet damn-right funky shows that need to be seen to be believed! Heavily inspired by the Jamaican/English culture of sound systems like Good Times’ (Norman Jay), Rap Attack, Trojan, Channel One…. DJ Vadim captures a similar temperament in his new show where nothing less than crowd upheaval is expected. Just like his DJ sets where Marvin Gaye is blended back to back with Gangstarr and then Samba into Gregory Isaacs, the new show mixes a multitude of musical elements and moods together seamlessly.

Info and sound samples at
http://www.backspinpromo.com/djvadim.html

What the press said about “The Sound Catcher”

“a bit cooler, more light-hearted and fun- yes fun” TRACE

“it’s eclectic, it’s capricious and it works” REMIX

“This Russo-Brit acidic deck preceptor seems on a mission to break whatever tenuous rules he’s faced during his ten-year career“ CMJ

“Sound Catcher is a well-crafted and challenging departure from the norm, borne from Vadim’s exceptional ears to yours.” VILLAGE VOICE

“an extremely accessible and varied disc for his first outing with BBE. In this case, accessible is definitely not a bad word. The Soundcatcher finds itself filled with everything from sing-along reggae and dancehall, to socially conscious MCing and Middle Eastern-tinged rhythms” BPM CULTURE

“At a time when everybody wants to peg hip-hop music into square holes, DJ Vadim’s album “The Soundcatcher” is as big and round as they come.” RAP REVIEWS

“Vadim destroys soundboards and bridges gaps between dub, mushroom jazz, world groove, sing-songy hiphop, dusty downtempo and oldschool breaks with such ease we may have to check for his model number.” URB

“ Instead of pretending to be a pioneer of some ridiculous new sub-genre, Vadim succeeds simply by putting his stamp on the music he loves” XLR8R

“Just buy it and turn it up, loud.” RE UP

“one of the brightest and best producers…The big change for The Soundcatcher is Vadim’s embrace of Jamaican forms — ragga and dub to go along with the downbeat and hip-hop. The other is his prominent use of session musicians, including excellent keys by Daniel Muschinsky.” ALL MUSIC

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