FRIDAY 27 APRIL - STRAIGHT UP PRESENTS METRIK (VIPER RECORDINGS - UK)
///STRAIGHT UP PRESENTS///
METRIK (VIPER RECORDINGS - UK)
Early Bird Tickets available at:
Friday 27th April @ Royal Melbourne Hotel.
After a bangin’ party last month the Straight UP crew are back at Royal Melbourne to bring you another night of bass-heavy vibes alongside METRIK (Viper Recordings - UK).
With extra sound, lighting and decor, it’s safe to say we will be raving until sunrise once again. See you on the dancefloor crew!
Local Support from:
Defy Tommy Dub Rick Dirk Altruism Freeform Rubix Deall Hosted by MC's Altezz & JP
Metrik (aka Tom Mundell) is fast becoming one of the most talked about names in drum and bass. For someone relatively new to the scene, his unique style and production have quickly marked him out as a name to watch in 2011 andbeyond. When Mixmag exclaim “if there was one artist putting his hand up to be the next Sub Focus, Metrik could well be that man”, it's time to sit up and take notice.
Back in 2007 Metrik released the anthemic soulful refrain of 'Your World' on Intrinsic Recordings, it was this which captured the attention of some of the scenes biggest names from Bad Company and Pendulum to Fresh and London Elektricity. It was to become arguably one of the biggest tracks of the year and lead to Tom being contacted by Futurebound and being signed to Viper where he is now a key player on the label.
The following year, Metrik released his first single on Viper – the epic ‘Moving On’ / ‘Stranger’ which was to become his second single to reach number one in the download charts. The end of that year saw Metrik unleash the huge ‘Technicolour’ which received major radio support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Hugh Stephens, Annie Mac and Colin Murray as well as all of the heavyweight drum & bass DJs. This culminated in Radio 1's poignant use of the track as a sound bed on their coverage of Barrack Obama's victory speech on Colin Murray's show to breathtaking effect.
The pace quickened somewhat in 2009 with a run of devastating releases, including ‘True Believer’ (a collaboration with Australian stars, Shock One and Phetsta), ‘Your World’ (once again a Beatport chart No.1) and Metrik’s take on the timeless rave bomb ‘Anthem’ (championed by High Contrast, The Utah Saints and Brookes Brothers to name but three). The year then ended with an almighty bang as 'Forward Approach' and 'Sunset' appeared on the acclaimed Viper Recordings 'Acts Of Mad Men' artist album (Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 Album of The Week).
This however, was just the beginning. With ‘Lightspeed’, the lead single from Viper's huge ‘Drum & Bass Summer Slammers 2010’ and Metrik's debut extended play ‘The Departure EP’ (including club anthem ‘T-1000’) being hammered by everyone from Andy C, to Friction, to Pendulum.
2011 has proved to be Metrik's true breakout year, taking him to new heights in the world of drum & bass. Starting with the smash #1 hit collaboration with Futurebound, 'Brave New World' and 'Sabotage' (both hitting #1 on Beatport's D&B chart!), followed by 'Sunset 2011' on Matrix & Futurebound's 'Worldwide: 001" LP, and 'More Than Words' on Viper's second annual 'Drum & Bass Summer Slammers 2011' album. Now to cap off the year, Metrik releases his most complete work to date, the epic 'Between Worlds EP' featuring 'T-2000', 'Genesis', 'I See You (ft. Kathy Brown)', 'Between Worlds', and 'Nightdrive'
As a DJ, Metrik has worked passionately to craft a name for himself behind the decks with his energetic, uplifting and euphoric sets incorporating styles from across the spectrum of dancefloor drum & bass.
With his name on the lips of the worlds biggest DJ’s, Metrik is much in demand as remixer, being the first port of call for artists such as Eric Prydz, Sasha, Stanton Warriors, Camo & Krooked, Funkstar Deluxe & Skepta who have called upon him looking for a fresh and innovative take on their biggest tracks.