Fred V & Grafix
Since signing exclusively to Hospital Records, Exeter duo Fred Vahrman and Josh Jackson have taken the lands of Drum & Bass by storm, sweeping through it with their melodic and euphoric musical waves in a whirlwind of dance-floor destruction. Originally rooted in live music performance, encountering Pendulum’s controversial, genre-changing album ‘Hold Your Colour’ and High Contrast’s sophomore LP ‘High Society’, converted the pair to D&B. As two keen musicians with Fred on guitar, piano and vocals and Josh on guitar and drums, unique instrumentation has become their trademark production sound. Soaking up influences from a broad range of music outside of the realms of Drum & Bass, from rock, funk, soul & jazz, Fred V & Grafix cite artists such as Coldplay, Arcade Fire, Bombay Bicycle Club, Biffy Clyro, Alt-J, Ben Howard, The 1975 and The Naked & Famous as key inspirations, alongside fellow Hospital D&B artists High Contrast and Logistics.