Alex Metric just released his new EP titled Hope, joining forces with nu disco kings Oliver on two out of the three tracks for an expertly crafted funky journey taking inspiration from both old and new disco sounds.
The EP kicks off with the title track, an energetic disco collaboration between Alex Metric and Oliver that starts with almost robot-like vocals which are then accompanied by an extremely funky bassline. Metric notes that it was originally a bootleg of an old tune that he would use in DJ sets and received such positive reactions from crowds during and after shows that it “seemed too good to not properly unleash on the world.”
Spiritism is full of more analog sounds, and was, according to Metric, “an experiment in minimalism and trying to do something sonically different.” Metric and Oliver’s renowned production chops shine through on the track with its flowing synths and uncluttered rhythm.
The final track of the EP, Galaxy, seems to be the most heavily influenced by retro disco. Metric notes that the track was inspired by “the Saturday night disco night on Holy Ship!!! Oliver, Chromeo and Skream all played and I had the best night of the entire cruise, the music was amazing.” He goes on to talk about how the excitement from playing that night helped to feed into a good starting point for a track, eventually naming it after the cruise ship’s Galaxy Club. It’s a funky, spacey track that helps to round out the entire EP.