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.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls… prepare to witness something that’s never been seen before at Brixton Academy on Friday 27th September. Join us for the landmark Hospitality event “The Final.”
Taking place at 9pm will be performances from some of the scene’s top brawlers as they battle it out for dominance of their respective weights and regions as we prepare to see who will be crowned champion of Brixton.
Earlybirds for this one off spectacular sold out within a record time of 48hours, Round Two tickets swiftly followed suit and Round 3 tickets are nearly all gone too!
Ticket links coming soon, but for the time being get these dates in your diary:
10/05: Chinese Laundry, Sydney
11/05: Coniston Lane, Brisbane
12/05: Discovery, Darwin
17/05: HQ Complex, Adelaide
18/05: Villa Nightclub, Perth
19/05: Royal Melbourne, Melbourne
23/05: Coherent, Auckland
24/05: Sandwiches, Wellington
25/05: 10 Bar, Dunedin
With its unassuming bleep intro, “Goggles” will no doubt take some by surprise with its subterranean sounds as bubbling bass and intricate arpeggios; “Games People Play” ups the ante with a more recognisable Fred V & Grafix aesthetic and then we have “Denmark Road” with its shimmying soundscape, shuffling breaks and Calibre-esque sweeps. Beware the epic “Basilisk” awaiting at the end of the EP with its hypnotizing intro and contorting synth work.
As part of Annie Mac’s “Free Music Monday”, Fred V & Grafix’s “Games People Play” is up for grabs. This is an unheard exclusive forthcoming on their debut solo single on Hospital next month!