Pivotal Moments: Fred V & Grafix
The pair headline our Middle Floor on 14th September alongside Seba and Makoto. Ahead of the night, they look back over some of the pivotal moments...
Four years on from signing to Hospital Records, Exeter duo Fred Vahrman & Josh Jackson have taken the drum & bass scene by storm, sweeping through with their melodic and euphoric waves in a whirlwind of musicality and dance-floor destruction.
The pair return to the club on 14th September with Seba and Makoto on support and ahead of the night, the guys look back over the pivotal moments that shaped the trajectory of Fred V & Graphix…
First Radio Play
Back when we were both releasing music separately Crissy Criss was the first DJ to play our tunes on his weekly 1Xtra show.
This was an amazing feeling for both of us as we were still in our teens at the time. Big shouts to Crissy!
Getting signed to Hospital
Hospital was the label we’d always looked up to since most of our favourite producers were signed to it. This was a big goal of ours from a young age that neither of us thought we’d ever actually had achieved, so signing the dotted line was pretty special!
Again, releasing an album was always one of our ambitions so this was a big moment for us. It took us a long time to get into the swing of writing it but there are still a bunch of tunes on it that we’re really proud of. We still play Major Happy in every set.
Back in the day the Essential Mix always seemed to be done by DJ’s that had ‘made it’, we put a lot of time into the mix and were really pleased with the results. The first hour is based on our DJing style and the second hour dives into our a bunch of our electronic influences.
In February we did the first tour of our live show, which featured a sold-out show at the Scala in London. Playing live is a lot scarier than DJing, there are about a million more things that can go wrong, but it’s a lot more rewarding at the same time. This summer we've been playing live at a bunch of festivals which has been super fun.