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Ussr:life from the Other Side


Download links and information about Ussr:life from the Other Side by DJ Vadim. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Electronica, Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Jazz, Bop genres. It contains 25 tracks with total duration of 01:11:17 minutes.

Artist: DJ Vadim
Release date: 1999
Genre: Electronica, Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 25
Duration: 01:11:17
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No. Title Length
1. Getting Friendly 0:42
2. Viagra (feat. El-P, DJ Primecuts & BMS) 2:58
3. My Favourite Letter 1:11
4. Life from the Itchy Side (feat. Skinnyman) 3:28
5. English Breakfast (feat. Swollen Members) 3:41
6. Building Tension In 2 Dimensions 4:01
7. Dig Yourself Baby! 1:13
8. Are You Sure 1:27
9. The Pact (feat. Starvin' Artists) 4:39
10. Outerschmoodles 0:29
11. Your Revolution (feat. Sarah Jones) 4:11
12. It's Obvious (feat. Blu Rum 13) 5:05
13. The Piano Song 2:45
14. Pauses for Repetition 0:42
15. Truly & Really (feat. Toastie Tailor) 3:47
16. Ponmelo Duro (feat. Mucho Mu) 3:18
17. The Terrorist (feat. Motion Man) 2:37
18. The Larry Chatsworth Theme 0:50
19. From Russia With Love (feat. Blade) 4:16
20. Shikko- the Affirmers of the New Art 3:31
21. Micro Course In Russian 1:48
22. Friction (feat. DJ Primecuts & Iriscience) 4:15
23. A 110 Dsp- Acquiring the Taste 0:42
24. How To Exercise the Turntable Record Player (feat. First Rate & Mr. Thing) 7:50
25. Strength & Understanding for Young Lovers 1:51



DJ Vadim's debut introduced one of the world's best producers in abstract underground rap, a minimalist hip-hopper able to weave a funky break around the slightest piece of noise detritus. After recording a solid remix album (U.S.S.R. Reconstruction), Vadim returned in late 1999 with the sophomore-slump-breaking U.S.S.R.: Life From the Other Side. Whereas with his first album Vadim worked on a miniature scale, constructing breaks and beats out of abstract noise, here the sound is more upfront and swaggering, much closer to the commercial rap world than before. (Of course, thanks to producers like Timbaland and Swizz Beatz, the commercial rap world had moved much closer to Vadim, as well.) Since he's working with rappers on more than half of the tracks here, Vadim transforms himself from a solo turntablist into a genuine rap trackmaster with catchier riffs and tighter beats than most in Britain's instrumental hip-hop underground. Two tracks, "Viagra" (with El-P from Company Flow) and "English Breakfast" (with Swollen Members), display this excellent fusion by blending the hard-hitting, stutter-stepped style of production perfected by DJ Premier with just a few of the paranoid breaks and hostile atmospheres of Vadim's debut. On a similarly high level as landmarks like Dr. Octagon and Company Flow's Funcrusher Plus, U.S.S.R.: Life From the Other Side proves Vadim is not only one of the most creative turntablist/producers, but he is also one of the most talented trackmasters in the healthy rap underground.