Born in Russia and raised in the UK, DJ Vadim came to fame in the dead middle of the '90s. He—along with DJ Krush (Japan), DJ Shadow (USA), and DJ Cam (France)—launched the "abstract era," a period that valued the beats more than the rapper. Vadim currently lives in Brooklyn and is the founder of One Self, his most successful project since the '90s. One Self, which has three principal members, makes hiphop for those "who think very deeply." (Nectar, 412 N 36th St, 632-2020. 8 pm, $10, 21+.)