Wednesday, September 14, 2011

People Music presents...
(BBE, Ninja Tune - London UK)
photo credit to "Paz Dean"

November 12th, 2011
Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
21+ | 9pm-2am
$14 at the door
Artist biographies:

DJ Vadim
(BBE, Ninja Tune - London UK)

DJ Vadim is "a veteran presence in the DJ community as well as one of the foremost producers in too many communities to count, Vadim is never running out of ideas," URB Magazine. He has been described as "one of the few artists creating genuinely new work in the Hip-Hop field" and an artist who "cannot be ignored".

Vadim moved from St Petersburg to London at the age of 5, but this story begins in 1992. Vadim bought a sampler and started working on the music that would become Abstract Hallucinating Gases and Headz Ain't Ready EP’s (1995). Later in the year he signed to the iconic record label, Ninja Tune, and so began the whirlwind that is the life of DJ Vadim.


Over the last 2 decades few people can have put so much time and energy into the culture they love. Founder of Jazz Fudge in early 1995 and Organically Grown Sounds in 2011, A&R, producer, DJ, promoter, record collector, radio presenter, occasional painter, writer, in-house producer/DJ and cohort of Latin Grammy nominees and Spanish hip hop super group 7 Notas 7 Colorez, and the bands One Self, Butterfish Black and The Electric, Vadim has certainly been keeping himself busy. And that's before we even mention his DJing itself, which has seen him perform in virtually every country in Europe, all over North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, Turkey, South America and South East Asia (often within one year!). He has performed with the likes of DJ Krush, Company Flow, The Roots, Pharcyde, Public Enemy, Beat Junkies, Dilated Peoples, Kraftwerk, Ed Rush, Morcheeba and Paul Weller, as well as at events like Glastonbury, and the Moscow Street Ball festival (to over 40,000 people!). To describe the man as an internationalist almost seems to sell him short.

Though described by some as an ‘underground artist,’ Vadim has caught the attention of the corporate world too, producing music for Absolut Vodka, Nokia, Sin City, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, EA Sports and MTV. His show on BBC radio, titled 'Around the World in 8 Relays' was nominated for a Sony Award.

2010 saw Vadim creating Organically Grown Sounds, a new record label founded with Yarah Bravo, and their first project is"The Electric," a new band that sees Vadim joined by Chicago's hottest young rapper, Pugs Atomz and Manchester's finest songstress, Sabira Jade: "Electric turns out to be a good word for this latest DJ Vadim creation - sometimes it empowers you, sometimes it shocks you, and sometimes it's a bit dangerous." Rap News

  Mix for by DJ Vadim 

The Electric's debut album, Life is Moving, came out on March 14th, and it's been described as "amazing music that is not only innovative but also rich in harmony, flavour and most importantly – SOUL!" by Soul Culture and Clash Magazine said "The Electric pops from the speakers."

(Journal Of Popular Noise/Fourthcity - SEA)

Since Truckasauras' first performance, they have been repeatedly redefining electronic music in the live setting. From underground house parties, to impromptu street performances, to proper rock venues, Truckasauras' explosive lo-fi, audio-visual, live sets continually raise the bar for not just electronic music, but anyone seeking to captivate an audience and rock the party.

Truckasauras LIVE

Truckasauras LIVE on the roof of The Lo-Fi Performance Gallery in Seattle Washington.

"Dingus and the Buttf***s" Live at the Lo-Fi, Seattle WA from sauco on Vimeo.

Truckasauras STUDIO

When Performing, band members Adam Swan, Tyler Swan, Ryan Trudell, and Dan Bordon, commonly sport American flags (worn as bandannas or capes), trucker hats, hunting vests, and various other trashy accoutrements. Their DEVO-esque, half-ironic display deftly rides the line between performance art and a really weird camping trip.
( - PDX)

"Graintable creates tracks and remixes who's beats and low end pummel you until you see garish, neon-hued stars." - The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

"There's been this thing going on in the glitch scene where producers combine hip hop, 80's style synths, and huge bass. The result? Pandemonium on the dance floor." - Willamette Week (Portland, OR)

"Artist to mutha fking watch!" - I Am A Laser (Los Angeles, CA)
(Fourth City - SEA)

WD4D aka Waylon Dungan is one of Seattle’s most talented and ambitious beat scientists whose bold style has injected new sonic fusions into the city’s hip hop and electronic music communities. Versatile and always fresh, WD4D’s sound ranges from left-field experimental beats and funky upbeat dance music to jazzed-up hip hop and soulful underground rap.

Producing and DJing for almost sixteen years, WD4D was recently dubbed “The Feel-Good DJ of the Decade” by Seattle’s The Stranger newspaper. A skilled turntablist who embraces both the digital and vinyl realms, WD4D takes unpredictable twists and blasts the hinges off genre definitions with his inventive and eclectic style. Not only a knowledgeable producer but an engaging performer as well, WD4D was named champion of Seattle’s 2010 Battle of the Mega-Mixes. Deeply involved in the local arts scene, WD4D has released music on Seattle-based label Fourthcity, and also scored the original music for the theatrical dance performance In Fere.