Born in Russian and residing in London and Berlin, DJ Vadim aka Daddy Vad has built a reputation as one of the world's top independent producers. In a career that spans 20 years, he has travelled in over 68 countries, performing and collaborating with established and developing talents across Continents, languages and cultures. Vadim founded his own independent record label, Jazz Fudge in 1994, and signed to Ninja Tune the following year. He sticks to no rulebook, hi musical repertoire encompassing hip hop, trip hop, soul, funk, grime, reggae, dub and bass. Vadim has produced numerous solo and group albums across genres for labels like Ninja Tune, Jazzfudge, Wordsound and BBE., working with artists like DJ Krush, Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Prince, Public Enemy, Dilated Peoples, Kraftwerk, Sly and the family stone, Fat Freddy's Drop, Super Furry Animals, and Paul Weller. He has formed and produced a number of groups includig The Bug, The Isolationist, The Russian Percussion, and One Self and The Electric. In 2002 Vadim was nominated for a Latin Grammy for his work with 7 Notas 7 Colores. Always innovating and pushing the boundaries, he has delved into the broadcasting world. Vadim's radio show 'Around the World in 8 Relays, ' broadcast by the BBC World Service was nominated for a Sony Award. On this tour, he will be featuring tunes from his latest release, Dubcatcher, inna sound system style with powerhouse Katrina Blackstone on the mic.