BluRum13

BluRum13

World traveling, international hiphop culture ambassador, friendly neighborhood emcee. One Self, Bullfrog, True Ingredients, Reverse Engineering, Kalmunity.

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BluRum13

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BluRum13 is well known for his work with various bands, producers and collectives in North America, Europe, and Australia. He was part of Montreal-based funk band Bullfrog (featuring Kid Koala) from 1994 to 2004 (Atlantic/Rope-a-Dope Records[6]). In 2005 Vadim and BluRum formed the hip hop group One Self with MC Yarah Bravo, releasing the album Children of Possibility on Ninja Tune, and collaborating with Fat Freddy’s Drop,[7] and Reggie Watts.[8] The group were described by The Times as "best newcomers of 2005" and won Channel 4's Slashmusic Showcase.[9] BluRum was a member of London-based collective True Ingredients and Maryland-based collective Water Power. BluRum has also collaborated with a number of producers including Luke Vibert with whom he released two albums. The first entitled Smell the Urgency[citation needed] was self-released online in 2004 then re-released on vinyl by France's Besides Records in 2017, while their second full-length album as Bluke entitled "Sense the Urgency" was released in 2019 on double-vinyl by Ropeadope Records.[10] BluRum has been a featured emcee and live front-man for a number of other groups, including US3, Reverse Engineering,[11] Resin Dogs,[12] Aquasky,[13] and many more. In 2012, BluRum13 released a joint project with Manchester artist Matt Brewer, a.k.a. Frameworks, entitled "The Brickbuilders EP." That same year, BluRum13 began a live show collaboration with acclaimed Spanish jazz drummer Mark Ayza,[14] and also founded the dub-hop/electro step group Indigenous Invaders with DJ Toner[15] (Granada). Indigenous Invaders appeared live at the world’s first YouTube music festival[citation needed] in Madrid on September 28, 2012.[16] The band released a single titled "As long as I C" on Jarring Effects label,[17] and in 2014 they released a digital EP titled "Above and Below"[18] on SoundCloud. Indigenous Invaders performed at numerous festivals sharing stage with artists such as Dope D.O.D. and DJ Woody.[19] In 2017, BluRum13 reunited with former Russian Percussion tour mate DJ Woody and his close collaborator DJ Boca as "BocaWoody," appearing on five songs on their debut Carousel LP and accompanying 7" vinyl.[20][21] 2019 saw the release of his second collaboration with Luke Vibert entilted "Sense the Urgency," out on Rope A Dope records.