UK’s Alex Metric on Beats 1 One Mix [INTERVIEW]

Anticipate a mix of electro-funk, breaks, and house on Alex Metric’s introduction one mix.

This week, Beats 1’s weekly radio show One Mix hosts Alex Metric. Dubbed “Alex Metric, Past, Present & Future,” The U.K. producer’s blend will encompass an hour of originals, remixes, collaborations spanning his entire career. Anticipate a mix of electro-funk, breaks, and house on Alex Metric’s introduction one mix.

Tune in here, exclusively on Apple Music.Air Date: Friday 22nd February, 2019 – 21:00 LA / 00:00 NY / 05:00 UK

Alex Metric (real name Alex Drury) was fond of music from a young age. Playing piano and singing in bands growing up, listening to Oasis, The Verve, Primal Scream and Spiritualised, Drury embodied an indie enthusiast more than a dance music enthusiast.

He attended his first ever festival, T in the Park in Scotland. Going backstage and getting a taste of the music scene, he realized music was his calling. To please his parents Drury took the conventional route, doing his A-levels and attending college – that is, until he got kicked out of school.

He bid time playing in bands and working part-time in pubs for three years, striving to somehow make a life out of music.

Dance music only came into the picture by a chance encounter when he missed his bus home one day. Drury took the opportunity to explore a nearby record shop, where Fatboy Slim’s Better Living Through Chemistry blasted through the speakers. Before interview, he recounted, “I was dismissed. There were guitars, these enormous broken beats and this mad energy. I bought it then and there. It was a turning point. ”

Daft Punk, Digital, and Stuart Price captured his ears next. Soon, Drury was mixing his inherent indie design with French electro and nu-disco sounds.

Acclaim started to amass in 2006, when signed to Adam Freeland’s Marine Parade label. Drury went on to create club-focused music, garnering support from BBC Radio 1’s influential tastemakers, Annie Mac and Pete Tong. In 2013, he released an EP on Skrillex’s renowned OWSLA label, and not much later, went from underground productions with releases like “Heart Weights a Ton. ”

Drury has formally remixed artists like Phoenix, Gorillaz and Depeche Mode, played popular US festivals like EDC Vegas, and toured with family stars like Zedd. In addition he won a Grammy for writing credits on Silk City’ldquo & s;Electricity,”

To get a bit more insight into Drury’s tastes, we caught up with him One Mix. From his throwback track to his dream B2B spouse, Drury had lots to share. Read on to see what he needed to say. First show experience?

Alex Metric: T in The Park festival in Glasgow, around 1995 or so.

First time you brought your mom?

She has never been to one!

The artist that inspired you to become a musician?

Tie between Noel Gallagher, Daft Punk and Stuart Price.

Go-to places for new music?

Loving Bandcamp for finding kinda stuff.

Desert-island dance record?

“Blue Monday” by New Order.

Dream B2B partner?

Thomas Bangalter.

Favorite BPM?

124 BPM.

Piece of equipment you need on the street?

My laptop.

All-time favorite festival?


Do you have fun and get out, and where do you go?

Usually to a pub with mates or off for a weekend from London somewhere.

Industry prediction for the next year?


Very best piece of advice?

Stuff, don’t have a bunch of ideas lying about. Finish those tracks and move on.

Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaborator?

Noel Gallagher.

What is your favorite throwback track?

“Move Your Body” by Xpansion.

What is one track that fans lose their thoughts to?

“Otic” by myself and Ten Ven.

What was the first album you ever purchased?

The Simpsons Sing The Blues by The Simpsons.

Name 1 remix that you think is better than the first

Jacques Lu Cont’s remix of “Mr Brightside” from The Killers.

What song would you need (god forbid) played at your funeral?

I don&rsquo.

What is the sunset track?

“Love Like A Sunset” by Phoenix.

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