Overdrive / Parallel (VIP)

Metrik & Grafix

NHS435: 23 July 2021


Two Hospital Records titans collide! Metrik & Grafix join forces for a highly anticipated collaboration after the success of their hugely popular track ‘Parallel’, released on Metrik’s third studio album ‘Ex Machina’. The pair got to work in Devon Analogue Studios combining their production precision and unmatchable energy to deliver an exhilarating drum & bass powerhouse anthem. With over 23 years combined of supplying huge dancefloor classics like ‘Tension’, ‘Fatso’, ‘Radiance’ and more, you can be sure that the alliance of Metrik & Grafix elevate their sound into unchartered sonic territory.

Otherworldly synth riffs carve out a pathway for Metrik’s own vocals to trailblaze through, whilst crisp snare hits and electrifying atmospheres crescendo into an invigorating state of Overdrive. Resonant bass wobbles and thunderous drum hits are the clear product of Metrik & Grafix’s creative collaboration. The duo’s rock and hip-hop influences become ever more apparent in the breakdown as halftime breaks and nostalgia-fuelled guitars, played in by Grafix, step into the forefront. Drum & bass doesn’t get more weighty than this.

The widely-acclaimed debut collaboration from Metrik & Grafix, ‘Parallel’ gets the VIP treatment on the B-side as the drum & bass behemoths revisit the future classic. The pair have crafted an ever-more immersive introduction teasing the original melodies, before exploding into pure 174BPM energy.

The coming together of Metrik & Grafix is a prospect that has sent shockwaves throughout the drum & bass community. The pair hosted their solo livestream series throughout lockdown, with Metrik’s nominated for the 2021 AIM Awards ‘Best Live [Streamed] Act’. Plus Metrik & Grafix are no stranger to having their selections blasted out on the airwaves with combined support from radio tastemakers like Annie Mac, Danny Howard, MistaJam, Rene LaVice and Charlie Tee and dance music icons such as Andy C, Sub Focus, DJ Marky and Wilkinson, this exciting new duo project has stepped the game up in the world of dancefloor drum & bass. ‘Overdrive’ & ‘Parallel (VIP)’ will be available on an extremely limited vinyl run which will be available exclusively on The Hospital Shop.

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Side A
1 Overdrive (Original) Metrik & Grafix 4:41
Side B
1 Parallel (VIP) Metrik & Grafix 5:59
1 Overdrive (Original) Metrik & Grafix 4:41 Album Only
2 Parallel (VIP) Metrik & Grafix 5:59 Album Only
1 Overdrive (Original) Metrik & Grafix 4:41 Album Only
2 Parallel (VIP) Metrik & Grafix 5:59 Album Only

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