The Sound Catcher Extras (BBE)
When The Sound Catcher came out last year, some reviewers believed that DJ Vadim, the original White Russian, was not interested in inventing sub-genres, but simply putting his stamp on the music he was in love with already. And this Sound Catcher redux affair includes further evidence that his amours are dub reggae, soul and hip hop. Not all of it gels to perfection but when it’s right (the smooth celebration of ‘Raise Your Glass’ and blistering futureshock in ‘Got to Rock’), the effect is luxurious. Having transplanted his ‘timber yard studio’ to Brooklyn in 2006, the fruits of Andrey Gurov’s labours are sprouting to the sky.