Before we start, the Vex'd lads would like you to know it's pronounced 'vecksed' and not 'vecks-dee'.
Fortunate enough to feature on the original Dubstep Warz show with Mary Anne Hobbs, the sound of the duo's uber dark, broken beat hybrid album Degenerate (2005) has influenced a legion of producers.
Their success goes hand in hand with that of their label, Planet Mu. Starting life as in a Virgin Records imprint way back in 1995, the label had initial success with noisy Rephlex-y releases from the likes of Venetian Snares, Luke Vibert and label boss Mike Paradinas's own band, muZiq.
However since going independent in 1998, they've gone from strength to strength. In 2005, they started signing dubstep artists in the form of Vex'd and Mark One from Manchester's Virus Syndicate with recent releases coming from Distance, Pinch and Boxcutter.
V is also for:
Veri.Lo Records: Home of Finn 501, and hence the monster Get Back.