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!
On Friday 7th February we headed back to the legendary O2 venue, Building Six (formally Matter) as part of the first leg of our 18th Birthday celebrations.
The atmosphere was second to none and the emotions were running high for the Hospital team and all the artists.
Here’s your chance to check out the full recording of High Contrast’s DJ set at Hospitality at Building Six (formerly Matter), London, on February 7th 2014, hosted by MC Wrec!
Filmed by LiveFi
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.
As we celebrate our coming of age we head over to DJ Mag HQ for a Pre-Building Six party!
This will be a great pre-party for our SOLD OUT return to the O2 as we re-live the days of Hospitality at Matter.
This Friday we head up to Building Six at the O2 in North Greenwich. Memories of hosting parties at the O2 stretch back to 2008, when we began our 2-year residency at superclub Matter, where each & every show was a sold-out, unmissable experience. Fast forward to today & we are returning to the O2 to brand new venue Building Six, where we will be bringing a world class lineup, soundsystem and atmosphere… as standard.
To add to the birthday celebrations we’re bringing you another BIG London show as we also return to Heaven, Charing Cross Sunday 4th May.
There are very limited tickets available for this show so grab them HERE while you can.
For full information on both events please see the event page HERE
For full Hospitality event listings visit the website HERE
Using the latest technology and high quality design, Minirigs is a portable speaker which looks and sounds truly amazing. We have this one of a kind Hospital Records Minirig to give away to the most creative birthday message vine/video.
There is only one minirig like this out there so we want you to use your imagination and make us laugh.
The winner will be announced Monday 10th February. If you have any questions please email: HERE
Join the celebrations and grab your chance at winning this one off exclusive product!
‘Loving You Is Easy’ shows us even more soul and disco style from the boys, and has become a centrepiece of their DJ sets, as well as radio tracklistings across the airwaves.
Alongside the original tempo version there are remixes from S.P.Y who ups the twists up both genre and tempo pairing an infectious garage bassline under skittering d&b backing, Infuze strips things back with some minimal dub sensibility while up-coming Belgian star Pomrad broadens the genre-pool further with his unique maximal sound.
As if all that wasn’t enough the package is rounded off with the apocalyptic ‘Armageddon’ featuring the signature Camo & Krooked sound. Heavy industrial synths build and build to a riotous drop with pile driving drums and shuddering sub-bass.