Pursuing a rapid ascension to D&B’s top table since signing to Hospital Records Fred V & Grafix have quickly become one of the most talked about acts in the scene. Having remixed top 10 hits for Rudimental and Subfocus, and released a string of singles and tracks on Hospital, they now present their debut long player. An ambitious and consummate development of the sound they have become know for, built on a solid foundation of d&b beats, the album combines their love for live music, weighty sub bass and creative collaborations with newschool vocalists and producers. With the support of dance music luminaries Subfocus and Netsky, as well as backing from Radio one’s Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Mistajam, Fred V & Grafix are well on the way to crossover success.
As we prepare for the release of Fred V & Grafix album ‘Recognise’ next Monday we take over two venues as part of the album launch celebrations.
The Exeter Phoenix will play host to a selection of some of the finest talent from the Hospital roster, both in terms of breakthrough acts as well as more established names.
Early Bird Tickets for this one-off spectacular have sold out, so don’t sleep and make sure you’re a part of it.
On April 2nd, the intimate basement setting of The Nest in Dalston. Joining the Devonshire duo will be exciting breakthrough talent in the form of Reso & Chords, as well as support from Pola. Very limited Early Bird tickets are priced at just £8.00: this event will be a sellout so get involved while you can!
The first single to be taken from Fred V & Grafix forthcoming debut LP. Recognise showcases these two young producers at the peak of their game.
Combining prodigious song-writing, epic musicality and dancefloor sensibility, ‘Recognise’ eschews the predictable structure of todays identikit D+B and opens with intricate arpeggios and skittering beats. Evolving into an ambitious and complex composition featuring lead vocals from Fred V himself.
Simultaneously intellectual and effortless, it’s a breath of fresh air that builds on the success of Fred V & Grafix previous successes ‘Major Happy’, ‘Games People Play’ and the current ‘Catch My Breath’,
Receiving its debut airplay on Annie Mac’s Friday night Radio One show, Fred V & Grafix count Subfocus, Netsky, Mistajam and B Traits as fans.
Young gun Emperor applies his twisted neurofunk genius to the remix for this package, choosing to frontload the song and harmonic structure before descending with a Spartan bassline workout and rugged tick-tock drums which will have every 21st century junglist grinning from ear to ear.
Fellow South-Western young guns “Panda” drop the tempo and flip the genre with their own sublime take on the original to round off the package.
Fred V & Grafix were invited to provide a Daily Dose mix for Mistajam on BBC 1xtra this week. The mix was deemed so good by the powers that be at the Beeb that they have decided to make it available to listen again for a whole month. So if you weren’t tuned in earlied in the week, don’t fear – you can still catch the mix by clicking the image above.