Metrik is following up a breakout 2011 year with an even bigger 2012. The Viper artist has been smashing through all things drum & bass with recent remixes of artists like Ayah Marar, Rockwell, and Fleur, & Cutline, to name a few. Having already graced the top spot on Beatport’s d&b chart with his 2011 Futurebound collaboration Brave New World, the London-based producer is chart-bound yet again with his newest EP Freefall featuring Reija Lee. Freefall is a feverish, four-track eruption of bass and breaks featuring a superb remix by dubstep producer xKore, and is possibly Metrik’s most creative work to date.
Aside from the title track, the Freefall EP features a surprising off-kilter, sci-fi banger called Drift. Drift is appropriately named, as its lead synth sounds like it’s constantly drifting in both pitch and time. The tune is awkward and befuddling, but so incredibly addictive it begs for multiple rewinds. For the title track of the EP, Metrik has employed frequent Viper songstress Reija Lee and her capacious vocal talents for what will likely leave dancefloors smoking all over the world. The tune is typical big-room fare, featuring a spirited lead melody and a trampling bassline. The xKore rework of Freefall brings Lee’s lush vocals along, but adds a somber-flavored melody and warped low-end.