MIMS Lists

DJ VADIM presents “My 10 Dancefloor Starters”

Once again instead of asking one of the artists we’re playing with the same old Q & A you’ve heard a million times, we thought we’d ask if they’d be part of that little something we like to call MIMS Lists. So stepping up to the challenge this time we’ve got none other than Russian born but London raised DJ Vadim! We could go on and on and on about how much we loved Vadim for about 10 years or so but for now we’ll let the little list do the talking…

We let people pick their own themes and for this edition, Vadim proves that he’s a very generous guy, sharing some of his favorite tracks to get the dancefloor started!

Roots Manuva “Witness”
2001 (Ninja Tune)[/box_dark]

“This for the hip hop reggae crowd. They love the big thumping bass!”

Roots Manuva - Witness The Fitness

The Nextmen “Dub Be Good To Me” (Mash-up) 
? (White Label)[/box_dark]

“I use this when its not so hip hop. More eclectic crowd but still more on the urban edge. It’s something they know but to a rythmn they haven’t heard”

General Degree “Traffic Blocking”
1997 (Greensleeves)[/box_dark]

“A straight up ragga monsta. Lively up the dead!”

General Degree - Traffic Blocking

Roger Troutman “So Ruff, So Ruff”
1981 (Reprise)[/box_dark]

“Well if the disco funky B-boys crowd is there, I go in with this. It’s known but sets the tone and from here u can go in deep”

Roger - So Ruff, So Tuff

Erykah Badu “Cleva” (Captain Planet remix)
2009 (BSTRD Boots)[/box_dark]

“A great remix mash up of erykah badu. It’s tropical, its jazzy but works really across the board.”

Erykah Badu - Cleva (Captain Planet Remix)

Dj Vadim “Hidden Treasure”
2009 (BBE)[/box_dark]

“Well i had to put something from me right?! It’s a ska reggae track and if its the right crowd, really goes down well cos its uptempo and a great groove! lol”

DJ Vadim - Hidden Treasure

Stevie Wonder “Sir Duke”
1976 (Tamla Motown)[/box_dark]

“Classic stevie but perhaps not one that everyone plays. People love the horns and of course the breakdown. kills it everytime”

Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke

Mad Man Jaga “Hankuri”
Available as reissur on Soundway[/box_dark]

“An Afro beat gem! Its a bubbler and groover. not as uptempo as some but defiently bowls over teh crowd and warms things up nicely!!!”

Mad Man Jaga - Hankuri

Redlight “What You Talking About”
2010 (More Than Alot)[/box_dark]

“A classic uk grime dubstep hip hop track with the legend – Ms Dynamite. She is so friggin awesome and spits this incredible. destroys dancefloors”

Redlight - What You Talking About

Roxy Music “Love Is The Drug”
1976 (Island)[/box_dark]

“Well another OG classic. uptempo. great way to break up a house set and get going with alternative uptempo rythmns…”

Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug



Montreal-based DJ and the founder MusicIsMySanctuary.com (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011).