Alex Metric’s latest edition of his ‘Ammunition’ series sees the UK producer don a couple of different electronic hats for his latest release on Skrillex’s OWSLA label.
‘Prophecies’, which is easily our favourite from the bunch, is a difficult track to pin-down. At the beginning it kinda sounds like a caustic Chemical Brothers’ track, but as it begins to gather pace it picks up layers of tribal percussion & pulsating acid stabs until you hit the impending crescendo. It’s easily the stand-out track of the whole EP.
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Elsewhere there’s an over-the-top big-room house collaboration with LA Duo Oliver, called ‘Motion Study’. We’ve always said that Oliver’s style would lends itself really well to a big-room scenario. And it does. If we were being really critical we’d say it was a bit too obvious, but that not much of criticism when it’s this well made. If Eric Prydz is not playing this track we’d be very surprised.
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There are, of course, some dubstep remixes of ‘Rave Weapon’, but we’d rather just ignore them and pretend like they don’t really exist, although if we had to choose one it would be the Mark Starr, but only because the UZ remix is a far “out there” for simple tastes.
But feel free to check them out here anyway.