Degs Killer Hospital Records/Track of the Day: Metrik Hackers
Degs - Killer
He’s captured the hearts of our drum & bass family with his spectacular debut single ‘Poveglia’ and his lyrical magic on the ‘Mixtape Sprayout’. Now MC and singer/songwriter Degs takes his D+B domination one step further with his 2019 rework of Adamski and Seal’s 90's dance anthem, ‘Killer’. Bridging the gap between generations, his ‘Killer’ cover is packed with all of the original punch, filled with nostalgic rave piano and synth sensations. It’s rewired with fresh drumwork and Degs’ unmistakable and powerful vocal performance of this iconic chart-topper. Degs has previously collaborated with huge names in drum & bass such as Logistics, BCee, Mitekiss, Whiney and Hospital’s head honcho London Elektricity. Degs will be taking his MCing to the next level in 2019, performing an arrangement of his own releases live alongside the support of DJ Lens. You can catch his live performances on the mainstage at Hospitality Bristol, London and Southampton. As well as hosting in front of thousands at NASS Festival and Hospitality In The Park this summer.
Released April 12, 2019 on Hospital Records
Summer is almost here, and Metrik is paving the way to festival season with this heavyweight single dropping on the Hospital Records family. Able to flex on the liquid tip as much as he can sizzle on the rinse-out chest-thumpers, Metrik digs deep into tech territory for his latest salvo and goes all in with inimitable results.
Aptly titled “Hackers,” Metrik’s untethered stepper is sure to be bubbling on sound systems all summer long, as support is already raining in from the likes of Andy C, Wilkinson, Sub Focus, and Dimension. Channeling the heat-seeking finesse of previous hits like “We Got It,” “Want My Love,” “Fatso” and “Tension,” Metrik opens with an eerie atmosphere that channels the cinematic fervor of those previous bits before sweeping into an insistent groove at the core that unlocks the full power of the tune.
It’s deceptively subtle in its flow, with expertly crafted layers that accumulate throughout, making for a tune that can ring in the sunrise just as much as it can kick in the afterburners at the midnight hour. With even more heaters in the pipeline from both Metrik and Hospital set to drop soon, use this one to gear up for the long, hot summer ahead.
Available April 5 via Hospital Records.