EVENT: FRED V & GRAFIX – 13.12.13



Fledgling stars Fred Vahrman and Josh Jackson aka Fred V & Grafix signed to Hospital Records at the end of 2011 and have been making waves ever since with regular appearances on BBC Radio 1Xtra with mixes for Annie Mac and MistaJam. They’ve been been working together for around five years now and have delivered an abundance of musical gems before their debut EP on Hospital Records in March 2013. They’ll be hitting RoXX this Friday and it’s only a fiver advance, not bad.


Recent recruits to the scene, Fred V & Grafix were initially into live music, with Fred’s guitar talents still coming into good use in the duo’s tracks. The pair switched to drum and bass when they heard Pendulum’s “Hold Your Colour” and High Contrast’s “High Society”. Influenced by an eclectic range of sounds outside of drum and bass, from electro and French house, to ambient and hip-hop, Fred V & Grafix cite artists such as Flying Lotus, Bonobo, J Dilla and Jimi Hendrix as key inspirations, alongside fellow Hospital artists High Contrast and Logistics.

Having already released music on Allsorts and Talkin Beatz, and received radio support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Fred V & Grafix made their first appearance on Hospital as part of the “Fifteen Years Of Hospital Records” album with “Find My Way” and have continued to take the label by storm. As well as producers within their own right, Fred V & Grafix have also provided remixes for Emeli Sandé, Skepta, Camo & Krooked, and for Rudimental with their chart-toping hit “Feel The Love”.

Also on the lineup: Gerra & Stone (Dispatch Recordings), Whitey (Enter) & Photon, and F-stop

Hosts: Felon MC, Joe Raygun, Connec MC






About Author

Adam is a physics graduate from the University of Southampton with an interest in electronic music. He co-founded Sotonight and was involved with SEMSU and other music-related projects while at university.