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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.