A highpoint of Metrik’s ‘LIFE/THRILLS’ LP is the soaring drum & bass roller ‘We Got It’, featuring the compelling vocals of Bristol-born singer/songwriter Rothwell. Metrik’s uplifting score matches up with Rothwell’s raw and heartfelt lyrics, her rich tones harmonizing with his organic rolling drums and sympathetic strings for a soul-styled drum & bass ballad.
To accompany the original Metrik has pulled in two re-works from admired producers. Hospital label mate S.P.Y has given the track a burst of attitude, turning it into an aggressive dancefloor weapon with pitched down vocals and a tough rolling bassline.
For a funk-ridden flip is Bobby Tank, who’s equal love for synth leads and intricate rhythms caught Metrik’s attention a few years back. The glitchy switch up is just what the doctor ordered, fitting in with Metrik’s love for cool 80’s flavours that runs throughout his sophomore album.
Metrik’s ‘LIFE/THRILLS’ whirlwind continues to spin in 2017 after hitting high positions in the official UK Dance and iTunes charts. He’s received regular support from radio heavyweights Annie Mac and Beats1’s Julie Adenuga, four nominations in the 2016 Drum & Bass Arena Awards and won 3rd place in the Best of Beatport’s Drum & Bass awards.
In 2017 Metrik will continue to represent drum & bass with his new six-month BBC Radio 1 Residency.Released February 24, 2017 on Hospital Records
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Metrik’s highly anticipated second album ‘LIFE/THRILLS’ released on Hospital Records is an exhilarating and flawlessly executed evolution of his signature sound. Under the banner of drum & bass it draws on his love for film soundtracks, synthwave, neo-soul and the Japanese pop sub-genre, Shibuya-kei and includes collaborations with Elisabeth Troy, NAMGAWD, Roméo Testa, Ragga Twins, Rothwell and Reija Lee.
‘Electric Echo’, a collaboration with Fightstar’s Dan Haigh and Alex Westaway’s synthwave side project Gunship, encapsulates the ethos of the album merging the unfamiliar with D&B sensibilities to create a fresh and exciting new sound. We also welcome the return of Elisabeth Troy in 'Chasing Sunrise' and Reija Lee in 'Cadence' making for two powerful vocal highlights on the record. For those of a purist nature, fear not; Metrik’s sophomore album is one hundred percent drum & bass and he hasn’t forgotten about the dancefloor. Bangers like 'Western Jam', 'Fatso' and 'Destination Earth' make up a serious proportion of the album’s generous fifteen tracks and reinforce his status as one of the heaviest producers on the block.
Over the past year Metrik has travelled the world representing drum & bass at major festivals of all denominations; from Glastonbury and Global Gathering to Outlook and EDC Las Vegas. All the while crafting remixes for the likes of DJ Fresh, Ellie Goulding, Gorgon City and Martin Garrix, and collaborating with fellow D&B superstars TC and Netsky. Fans of his UK Dance Chart Top 20 debut 'Universal Language' will find plenty to love here however its Metrik’s devotion to creating a fresh and thrilling strain of drum & bass that stands to bring in a new audience and earmark 'LIFE/THRILLS' for instant classic status.