VAIL - Samana Lounge hosts legendary hip hop producer DJ Vadim Wednesday night. This Russian native has worked with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Prince, according to the show's promoter, Austin Gavlak.
"It is a dream come true to be able to host such a legendary producer, he has managed to balance being a superstar international hip hop DJ with being the man behind the curtain for so many of music's greats. And Natasha Kmeto is quite the cherry on top," Gavlak said.
Vadim began his DJ career almost 20 years ago and has toured across 69 countries and performed more than 2,500 times, with shows at some of the world's most prestigious events such as Sonar, Glastonbury and Moscow Street Ball to almost 40,000 people. Vadim's sound is not easy to describe, but it's electronic, hip hop-inspired and tinged with reggae, trip hop, soul, funk, grime, dub and bass, with elements of African rhythms, house and boogie. Vadim has produced numerous solo and group albums across these genres, working with with a variety of breaking talent and established artists, including SBTRKT, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Public Enemy and The Roots. One look at the discography and Vadim was there before people coined phrases for genres, creating future beats before people called it trip hop or headz, distorting basslines and drums before Glitch or Diplo and running his own record label (Jazz Fudge) before the advent of indie music.
Vadim will be joined by Portland-based singer and electronic producer, Natasha Kmeto. Exploring the more soulful side of beats and future bass, Kmeto combines talent and acuity behind the boards with a gorgeously rich singing voice. Her live show is a thinking-person's visceral dance party, often reaching levels of energy so high Natasha herself comes out to join her audience on the dance floor.