Fred V stands tall with his first EP since going solo, ‘Proximity’, following his huge single ‘Burning Me’ from Hospital Records’ stand-out compilation ‘Sick Music 2019’. Across five tracks he explores his signature synth-ladened drum & bass euphoria and funky future-bass beats, alongside features from singer/songwriters Rothwell and Lottie Jones.
Rothwell’s gorgeous vocals on the EP’s lead track ‘Storm’ bring a rich musicality, powered by Fred V’s pristine production and masterfully crafted melodies. It’s a welcomed return to the Hospital camp for the London-based singer, after featuring on Metrik’s huge hit ‘We Got It’ and releasing her own pop-ballad beauty ‘Darling’.
Fans of Fred V’s early collaborative productions ‘Major Happy’ and ‘Games People Play’ will welcome his new solo material ‘Really Happy Aliens’ and ‘Cosmic Flowchart’ - both first-class tickets to brighter days, shining brilliantly in the dreamy realms of big-room D+B.
Emotions run deep as Fred V brings through whispers of his own vocal talent on the soothing liquid D+B journey, ‘Voyage’. Finally, there’s the indie-electronica masterpiece ‘Proximity’ featuring the majestic vocals of Lottie Jones.
Fred V's already picking up momentum since the announcement of his solo adventures with a plethora of support spanning from BBC Radio 1’s dance music vanguard Annie Mac, to electronica YouTube titan MrSuicideSheep and US dance music titan Diplo. He’ll be spending his summer touring festivals across Europe with mainstage spots at Hospitality On The Beach, Liquicity Festival, Standon Calling and Hospitality In The Park.
Released May 10, 2019 on Hospital Records
In 2018 Hospital Records flew the drum & bass family to the shores of Tisno for a five day getaway in the glorious Croatian sunshine. Ahead of the next ultimate drum & bass holiday, Hospital Records proudly present the ‘Hospitality On The Beach 2019’ compilation. Over 25 brand new tracks from the likes of Flava D, Grafix, Kyrist, Kings Of The Rollers, DJ Marky, Logistics, A.Fruit and many more, will provide the official soundtrack of the summer. Bassline and UKG royalty Flava D brings her second official D+B release, ‘Human Trumpet’ following the Annie Mac favourite ‘Return To Me’. Her latest venture into 174 stylings is another slick display of effortless smoothness calling back to that classic Hospital loungecore sound. Grafix continues his new solo mission with the dark, techy club banger, ‘Radiance’. Expect high octane tech with shimmering synths and skewed vocals to boot. Plus Cambridge brothers Nu:Tone and Logistics band together for a glorious summer dose of Nu:Logic magic on their remix of Netsky’s ‘Iron Heart’. With prime selections from the likes of Metrik, Sweetpea, Kasra, S.P.Y, Chris Inperspective, Makoto, Bou and more, this mixed CD and digital release is best served loud, with crisp refreshing beverages, a beaming sun and sand between the toes.