CODE editor Kerri Mason up with Alex Metric at Ultra to talk about his new single.
Alex Metric is known for concocting the kinds of hooks that guilty pleasures are made of. There is plenty of pleasure on “Ilium,” his new track with Mark Yardley and latest release on Skrillex’s OWSLA label, but this might be the hardest we’ve ever heard Metric hit the bass before. With its fleeting, subtle melody and nuanced build-ups, “Ilium” is almost otherworldly. The drop is practically reinvented here – twice – and with a pulse that pumps past 120bpm and an array of pop tricks throughout, Metric and Yardley have designed a tune for maximum peak hour addiction. Listen to it below: