The journey began in 1992, the Russian ex-pat bought a sampler and started working on the music that would become his debut. In 1994, Vadim founded his own independent record label, Jazz Fudge. The following year he was signed to Ninja Tune which culminated in his debut LP USSR Repertoire. From these early recordings have come 16 more albums and that doesn't include production for groups he was part of like 7n7c with whom he was nominated for the Latin Grammy’s in 2002.
For a pedigree artist with such a long musical history, it would be easy to sit in cruise control, knock out music by numbers, or just rehash earlier works and become some what irrelevant and passed his ‘sell by date’. Similarly it would be easy to just work with the ‘stars’ of the day and ‘buy fame’ but again this isn’t Vadim.