This is Vadim. Vadim came all the way from Kyrgyzstan to Germany when he was only twelve years old. Back than, his Russian-German family followed the path of his grandparents who had already moved to Berlin-Weißensee a couple of years before. Vadim grew up in the German capital and he has only been away once, while living in Leverkusen for one year. “After leaving Kyrgyzstan, Berlin became my new home,” Vadim says, “and I remember dreaming of trains and planes taking me back home to Berlin.” Nowadays, Vadim works as a sound engineer for a Russian radio station as well as for the Russian-owned club Hangar49. In addition to that, Vadim writes rap in Russian and produces his own music in his studio in Pankow. In 2009, he founded Flast Records – a studio as well as an event and PR agency for Russian rap. “So, what do you like best about Berlin?” I ask him. “Berlin is a city for everybody,” he answers. “Here you’ll find any subculture. And therefore there is someone for everyone in the city.”
For more information about Flast Records go to www.flast.info. Listen to Vadim’s Russian rap here.