Fred V

Fred V

Hailing from the south-west of the UK, drum & bass producer Fred V has elevated his trademark euphoria and melodic movements to new heights. Now exclusively signed to Hospital Records as a solo artist, he aspires to push the boundaries of the D+B landscape into new realms with his unique songwriting, vocal skills and as a supremely talented multi-instrumentalist.

With his shimmering big room steppers to heart-melting arpeggio melodies, Fred V draws inspiration from the likes of future-bass, electronica powerhouse Flume and the neo-soul stylings of Tom Misch. His accomplished songwriting abilities allow him to tread the delicate boundaries of D+B and the boundless realms of electronica.

Having spent the last seven years touring the world and receiving huge support across dancefloors and airwaves from the likes of Annie Mac, Friction, MistaJam and Rene LaVice, the decision to step away from his decade long collaborative project Fred V & Grafix marks a new and exciting chapter in Fred V’s career. With new music already incoming in 2019, the world is at his feet and Fred V’s new adventure has only just begun.

Gorgon City

Gorgon City

Having established themselves as one of the most in-demand acts in the industry, Gorgon City have enjoyed stellar success over the past 5-years thanks to their unique blend of bass-driven house music and addictive vocals. The UK duo, consisting of Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott, have developed a huge international presence, garnering over 676 million combined streams to date, and playing to enormous crowds of dedicated fans around the world.

Following their debut single releases on Black Butter Records in 2012, things went into overdrive in 2014 with the release of their debut album ‘Sirens’ (70,000 UK copies sold) which also birthed their huge single ‘Ready For Your Love,’ ft. MNEK (64 million Spotify streams), peaking at #4 on the UK chart. The album marked a pivotal moment in the duo’s career and spawned 5 more UK hit singles through tracks like ‘Here For You’, ‘Unmissable’ and ‘Go All Night’ (feat Jennifer Hudson), which all achieved Top #20 positions in the UK Singles Chart.

The pair have continued to thrive in recent times with their recent Duke Dumont & NAATIONS collaboration ‘Real Life’, providing the soundtrack of summer 2017 from the UK to Ibiza and beyond. Recently delivering their brand-new ‘Escape’ album – featuring singles such as ‘One Last Song’ with Yungen & JP Cooper, ‘Go Deep’ with Kamille and Ghosted, and D Double E collaboration, ‘Hear That’. Performing at various iconic venues globally, the pair have sold out headline shows at the likes of Brixton Academy, Amnesia, Ushuaia, Sziget Festival, Splash House in Palm Springs, and CRSSD Festival.

In addition to full-length albums, Gorgon City has released their music in Crosstown Rebels, a label managed by Damian Lazarus, This year, we will hear their DJ set and it will certainly be one of the most electrifying appearances of Audioriver 2020.

I Hate Models

I Hate Models

The mysterious French producer I Hate Models first broke onto the underground techno scene with the release of his 2015 debut Persephone, an onslaught of crunchy, industrial-tinged techno. But it would be his penchant for ripping up the genre rule book that made him stand out from the crowd, embracing acid, EBM, Trance, rave culture, and psychedelics in his future productions.

Growing up in South Of France, the producer took the usual teen route of music exploration, embracing hip-hop, metal, and punk before chancing across a remix EP that changed his perspective. Embracing dance music, and techno in particular, I Hate Models started to produce his own brand of hard-edged, industrial techno, delivering his first single in 2015 for Dutch label Obscuur Records. The following year however, he made his mark on the scene, with the release of Warehouse Memories via Italian label ARTS. The mixture of murky techno, acid, thundering kick drums, lush pads, and even vocals, proved a marked difference from the straight-ahead techno that flooded the scene. Two more EPs — The Lost Tapes and 500 Lesbians in Irak — followed, once again breaking down the genre’s barriers. 2017 saw him return with a slew of releases for the likes of Monnom Black, Voitax, and Khemia; remixing ABSL and Depeche Mode, while also becoming a go-to DJ, regularly playing sets across Europe. The following year saw the release of two more EPs — Midnight Cults on Khemia and his debut for London’s Perc Trax, Spreading Plague — while also delivering a nearly-ten-minute techno workout for a split single with Umwelt on his label Rave or Die. In 2019, he released his first LP « L’Âge Des Métamorphoses » still on Perc Trax. Later in the year, « Intergalactic Emotional Breakdown » was released on ARTS. A release that comes back to the early sound of IHM productions, less industrial but still soulfull and melancholic .

As a DJ, IHM plays now all over the world and is known for delivering high energy sets involving fast BPM’s and eclectic selections.