Wry dubcatcher Vadim enlists the vocal prowess of Ghanaian singer and songwriter Sena for his eleventh album Grow Slow. As with all Vadim collections, the grooves place their feet firmly in both reggae and hip-hop while Sena's presence creates an indelible consistency that some of his albums haven't quite achieved. While it's best digested as a whole body of work, highlights include the ear-worm vocal hook and swollen groove of "Work Hard", the Alice Russell/Tru Thoughts style "Living In The New" and the slower, sexier dynamics of the title track. Grow slow... An anthem for the enduring tortoises of the game; they always win the race.
Russia's DJ Vadim recently collaborated with leather lunged Ghanaian wailer Sena for the arresting joint album Grow Slow. Such was the impact of the record that we've had a follow-up remix collection and now this new collection of cuts that didn't' make the LP's final cut. The sassy, swaggering sci-fi RnB of "Little Lady" opens the record before we advance to the wistful floaty funk of "How Fast It Grows" and on to the Morcheeba-style clop-along of "Talk To Me Part 2" before we settle on Sam Redmore's beguiling dancehall rework of "Boneshaker".