Alex Metric (born Alex Drury) is a Britsh musician, DJ and producer.
He started his musical career in 2005 creating breakbeat tacks “Hell Yeah“, “Leave It” and “Stale” for great labels Lot49. Then he released some tracks on Burrito Records (“This Is Hip Hop” in 2005, “Forget It All” n 2006), Four:Twenty Recordings (“Holding” in 2006), Spin Out Records (“Spilt Milk” and “U Ready” in 2006) and Beats Records (“Space Hopper” in 2007).
In 2007 Alex Metric found himself signed to Adam Freeland‘s Marine Parade label, where he promptly offered one great EP afther another – “What She Wants“, “Deadly On A Mission“, “In Your Machine” and “Head Straight“.
Alex Metric came to prominence in 2008 after being voted ‘Best Remixer of the Year’ by London radio station XFM. He earned it by remixing works for Splittr, La Roux, Fenech-Soler, Ladyhawke, Reverend And The Makers, Alphabeat, Infadels, Freeland, U2, Phoenix, Kenneth Bager, Bloc Party, Gorillaz, Ellie Goulding, Beastie Boys. He also worked as a producer for acts such as The Infadels, Charli Xcx and Adam Freeland.
In 2009, Metric joined Radio 1’s ‘In New DJs We Trust’ with his first show on June 12, 2009. In January 2010 Clash Music magazine ranked him at number two in their list of the best DJs of 2010, second only to Brodinski.
In 2010 he also released his one of the biggest hits “It Starts“. “It Starts” sees Alex taking up vocal duties once more, backed with quick-stepping drums, crackling synths and guitar from no less than Bloc Party’s Russell Lissack, this is a real statement of intent from Metric, showcasing his ever-expanding pop sensibilities and all-encompassing love of both indie and electronic music.
Currently he keeps himself busy by mastering his debut album due to release in 2011, touring with his live show and producing next album for Infadels. He also decided to leave Radio 1 show ‘In New DJs We Trust’ to focus more on his production and touring.
Alex Metric – Deadly On A Mission
Alex Metric – What She Wants
Alex Metric – Head Straight
Alex Metric – It Starts