As fledgling stars Fred Vahrman and Josh Jackson aka Fred V & Grafix made waves with regular appearances on BBC Radio 1Xtra and their Mini Mixes for Annie Mac. A pair of producers who have been working together for the past five years now, and showing huge promise, the boys brought us an abundance of musical gems before they delivered their debut EP for Hospital Records in March 2013.
Late 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 converted to drum n bass when they heard Pendulum’s controversial and genre-changing album Hold Your Colour, and High Contrast’s sophomore release High Society. Influenced by an eclectic range of sounds outside of drum n bass, from electro and French house, to ambient and hip-hop, Fred V & Grafix cite artists such as Flying Lotus, Bonobo, Dilla and Jimi Hendrix as key inspirations, alongside fellow Hospital artists High Contrast and Logistics.