The keenly anticipated third album from esteemed drum & bass double act Fred V & Grafix is finally here. ‘Cinematic Party Music’ blazes into new territory, marking a shift towards a new live showcase which forges classic and contemporary sonic styles in an entirely new light. Cutting edge production twinned with guitar driven melodies, rustic liquid elements and Fred’s soothing vocals for a release consistent in quality and versatile in style.
With a performance pedigree that so many artists aspire too, Fred V & Grafix have cemented themselves as one the most exciting and experimental drum & bass outfits. Having supported Wilkinson on his UK tour, Fred V & Grafix are set to take the summer season by storm. Having played the legendary EDC, they’re summer was well and truly on fire with performances at V Festival, Let It Roll, Mysteryland, Secret Garden Party, Lockdown Festival and Hospitality In The Park.
‘Colours Fading’ epitomizes the live potential of this album. Psychedelic guitar licks infused with flawless rolling percussion invoke an atmospheric dream state of bliss. Walking the line of indie-electronica style drum & bass, ‘Clap Funk’ is a vintage Fred V & Grafix funky stepper, rich in complex progression with no sacrifice of authenticity. In the same vein, ‘San Francisco’ ethereal magic marks what may well be this album’s ‘Major Happy’. Thickly laden percussive elements and intoxicating guitar melody see this euphoric lifter earn a place straight in our hearts.
With plenty more live performances lined up for the future, this new sonic voyage sees partners in vibes venturing into an exciting and experimental new musical horizon, and this album is the perfect encapsulation of this new journey. A fully versatile and innovating new sound, Cinematic Party Music is the ultimate indie-electronica dance hybrid.
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