DJ Vadim & Jman ft. Lasai: Upright

A much needed dose of postivity from DJ Vadim and Jman, as they hit us with the latest video from their superb Likkle More album. The reggae-rap fusion is in full effect, as they connect with Spanish vocalist, Lasai, who is a major contributor to the whole album. The video was made by Si Haze. Likkle More is out now at all the usual spots.

DJ Vadim & Jman: Bad Like This ft. Shanty B

Bad Like This is the third single from DJ Vadim and Jman’s recent rap-reggae fusion album, Likkle More. The album is the perfect soundtrack for this late summer we’re enjoying right now, as Vadim blends reggae with rap, dub, grime, hip hop and DnB, further highlighting Jman’s dexterity on the mic. Bad Like This features reggae and dancehall queen, Shanty B and the video was filmed in Kampala in Uganda, as we get to see the locals showing off their dance moves. Likkle More is out now.

DJ Vadim & Jman: Likkle More (Stream)

Staying with the reggae flavours for now, as we see the very welcome arrival of the new album from DJ Vadim and Jman (J&V). Following on from their successful collaborations on Vadim’s Dubcatcher series, they decided to dedicate their combined talents into one full-length project. Likkle More is the ideal antidote for these UK summer blues, mixing dub, reggae, rap and more into one euphonious blend that plays like a dream from beginning to end. As well as the two main players, there are also a selection of supporting features from the likes of Lasai, Daddy Freddy, Sr. Wilson and Maddy. Likkle More is available to stream below and you can cop the limited edition vinyl run over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “DJ Vadim & Jman: Likkle More (Stream)”

DJ Vadim & Jman ft. Lasai: Heart Attack

A strong start to the upcoming album from DJ Vadim and Jman, as they offer up the first single from the project. Heart Attack is a frantic reggae fuelled banger, with the ever-versatile Jman delivering a particularly blistering flow. The track also features Lasai, plus another great animated video from Monsta Animation. Likkle More is released in full on 4 June, with pre-orders available now.

DJ Vadim ft. Big Red, Jman, Sr. Wilson: Corrupted

Last year we were treated to the third instalment of DJ Vadim’s Dubcatcher series, featuring a heavy dose of reggae flavours, including this track, Corrupted. The track features Big Red, Jman and Sr. Wilson, with some tight horn driven production courtesy of Vad and trumpet player, Andy Grimshaw. Stay tuned for more music from Vadim and Jman coming soon. Dubcatcher 3 is available now via Bandcamp.

DJ Vadim: His Response

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A couple of weeks ago I posted an interview with Greg Blackman, in which he spoke about many things including his time working with DJ Vadim. Let’s just say it wasn’t a very friendly account, but it was something Greg felt he needed to share as he said he had remained silent for too long.
Not long after the interview was published I received a lengthy email from Vadim, in which he explained how upset he was by what had been said, as well as countering Greg’s claims with his own version of events. I also got a request from the record label asking for the interview to be removed. Continue reading “DJ Vadim: His Response”

Greg Blackman: Interview

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Greg Blackman has been an established vocalist on the UK independent music scene for years and thanks to a number of solid releases and collaborations, he has quite rightly built up a very loyal fan base. He’s also a really nice guy, which isn’t as common as you think these days. I had a long chat with him about his art, his views on the music scenes he’s a part of and what it was like working with DJ Vadim. The result is eye-opening. Enjoy. Continue reading “Greg Blackman: Interview”