Dub Mission presents DJ Vadim (U.K) Live Sound System featuring Katrina Blackstone
plus DJ Sep
at Elbo Room: 647 Valencia, SF – 21+ – 415 552 7788
– $11 Door / Limited $8 Advance tickets at www.djvadim.brownpapertickets.com
More information: www.dubmission.com
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Born in Russia 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 including 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. with his own radio show “Around the World in 8 Relays” which is aired by the BBC World Service and was nominated for a Sony
Award. His latest release, Dubcatcher, is informed by classic roots music, 80s digital, bashment, original UK 2 step soul, bass culture and features
powerhouse vocalist Katrina Blackstone, YT, Demolition Man, Jamalski, Dynamite MC and many others.
Katrina Blackstone has been singing since she could speak and has not stopped! Whether, it was singing for friends and family, or performing on
stage, she had no doubt, what she wanted to do. “I feel more comfortable being on stage than walking down the street” proclaims the Tennessee-born
vocalist. Anyone who has witnessed her, on stage would agree. She takes the mic with ease, connects with the audience, naturally, and always delivers
a memorable show. Katrina studied vocal performance, with an emphasis on Jazz at the prestigious New School University in New York., Her professional
foundation draws from the teachings of such greats as Junior, Mance, Amir Ziv, Bobby Sanabria, and Kate Baker, to name a few. This widely eclectic,
group of teachers, along with numerous performance opportunities and unique life, experiences, has enabled her to cultivate her distinctive voice and
exceptional, stage presence. Living in NYC, Katrina started her diverse recording career with, Jazz and Soul legends Ron Carter, Brian Jackson, and Mike
Clark for the album, “Legba’s Light” in which she is featured on the song “Whisper” with Killah Priest., She has been featured on Bluetech’s albums, Love
Songs to the Source (Interchill), and Rainforest Reverberations (Critical Beats), dr Israel’s The Liberation Chronicles, (Dreadtone International), and Live at
Dub Mission SF which was recorded at our 14th Anniversary. Katrina has toured with a diverse group of musicians including, Shootyz Groove, the Primo
Gomez project, Bluetech, Satori Social, and dr Israel., With her debut 2010 EP, Passing Time, Katrina made a grand entry onto the futuristic, pop-soul
scene, as her voice glided effortlessly over multiple genres. Her exquisite, phrasing and passionate delivery still retain an air of mystery.
DJ Sep is the founder, promoter, and main resident DJ at Dub Mission. For 22 years, Sep was also on Bay Area radio: first at college radio station KUSF
and later at Berkeley’s public radio station, KPFA. She is the co-compiler (with producer/dj Shockman) of Babylon Is Ours: The USA in Dub, a collection
of all-exclusive American dub tracks released on Select Cuts Records. Her latest projects, the Biggering Riddim, an EP of original music featuring dr. Israel
and Mista Chatman; the BASSment mix, and Reggae Got Dhol featuring refixes of tunes by Gregory Isaacs and Lady G are all available on
Now in its 19th year, Dub Mission is one of the longest-running parties in the world, presenting cutting-edge dub, roots reggae and dancehall every Sunday
at the Elbo Room. Voted Bay Area’s Best Reggae Club by S.F. Bay Guardian readers Dub Mission has featured artists from all over the world, including Adrian
Sherwood & the ON-U Sound System, Mad Professor & the Ariwa Sound System, the Scientist, Mungo’s Hi Fi, Soom T, Solo Banton, Jahdan Blakkamoore,
Zion Train, Prince Fatty Sound System, Twilight Circus Dub Sound System, Nickodemus from Turntables On The Hudson and many many others.
Every Sunday at Elbo Room: