Boomkat Product Review:
Taken from his forthcoming 'U Can't Lurn Imaginashun' LP, DJ Vadim drops a fatty EP to tease his hordes of soul and funk renegades. Continuing in the same happy buzzing vibe as his 'Soundcatcher' LP and steering further away from his darker sound of old, Vadim turns for Ska and Roots Reggae for inspiration on three original tracks backed with instrumental versions, dubs and rerubs. 'Hidden Treasure' blazes out first with fiery horns and a heavy sub driven steppers groove keeping it authentically soulful with vocals from Sabira Jade and Kwasi Asante. 'Soldier' is more typically Vadim, featuring rapped vocals from Big Red and 5nizza over a roots reggae-hiphop hybrid with sound system ready subbass, while 'saturday' is the pick for all lovers of Mark Pritchard's post-dilla slump funk style with a Pharell alike vocal from Pugs Atomz over sleazy late night bass slugs and talkbox vox. Usefully for all the house and disco heads Vadim's rerub of 'Hidden Treasure' diverts it into a rolling disco version with dubby atmospherics. Fans of Harmonic 313, Dilla or Roots Manuva need to check this.