DJ Vadim at the Works.

DJ Vadim, a staple on the Ninja Tunes label for well over a decade, and now signed to prolific British label, BBE, has picked up much praise for his productions down through the years. He has been referred to as “one of the few artists creating genuinely new work in the Hip-Hop field”  and a producer who “cannot be ignored.”

Vadim Peare was in Saint Petersburg, Russia, grew up in London and is now based in New York and Port Au Prince, Haiti. In 1994 he launched his own Jazz Fudge label before getting signed to Ninja Tune label in ’95, where he stayed until 2007. In that twelve year period he put out a large body of original productions as well remixes for Gus Gus, Gang Starr, DJ Cam and fellow Ninja Tuners DJ Food and Herbalizer, among many, many others.

On top of this, and a grueling dj itinerary, he has found time to perform and collaborate with artists like the Roots, Stevie Wonder, Super Furry Animals and Dilated Peoples. On Saturday, May 7th, Vadim graces the decks at the Works, as part of his new project, The Electric, which features him accompanied by young Chicago rapper Pugs Atomz and Sabira Jade, a chanteuse from Manchester, England.

The show is presented by Slayers Club and Sunset Promotions. Come and check out Vadim and the Electric’s various skills and see (and hear) why he’s such a legend with the headz.