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Alex Metric has lifted the lid on the next edition of his hugely successful ‘Ammunition’ series.

The fourth edition sees Metric join forces with a raft of interesting collaborators including The Knocks, AMTRAC and The New Sins, which is Lou Hayter of New Young Pony Club fame.

The first track to be unveiled, ‘Drum Machine’, featuring The New Sins is a hyper percussive house track where Metric challenged himself to only use just a TR8 drum machine, and no synths – something that’s sure to raise a few eyebrows considering his famed use of a variety of hardware synths.

“‘Drum Machine was an experiment in limitations,” explains the London-based artist to Noisey. “I wanted to make a track using only 1 drum machine (a TR8 for those that are interested), no synths, nothing musical, and see what that would force me to do.

And that’s where Lou Hatyer’s contribution come into sharp focus, she provides the track’s flushes of melody as Metric dissects her vocals with a host dizzying effects. Essentially, the Londoner has done the impossible – creating a rich tapestry out of a single drum machine and a killer vocal.

Catch Alex Metric on tour with Zedd on the following dates.


09/10 – Broomfield, CO – 1STBANK Center (w/ Madeon)
09/12 – Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre (w/ Madeon)
09/15 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
09/16 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (w/ Alvin Risk)
09/17 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (w/ Alvin Risk)
09/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center (w/ AlunaGeorge)
09/22 – El Paso, TX – Judson F. Williams Conv Center (w/ Madeon)
09/24 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheatre (w/ Madeon)
09/25 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center (w/ Madeon)
09/26 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom Outdoors (w/ Madeon)
09/28 – New Orleans, LA – Bold Sphere Music @ Champion Square (w/ Madeon)
09/30 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica (w/ Madeon)
10/02 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (w/ AlunaGeorge, Madeon)
10/03 – Washington, DC – DC Armory (w/ What So Not)
10/05 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/06 – Kingston, RI – Thomas M. Ryan Center (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/07 – Amherst, MA – Mullins Center (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/09 – State College, PA – Bryce Jordan Center (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Liacouras Center (w/ What So Not)
10/12 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/13 – Charlotte, NC – Uptown Amphitheatre (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/15 – Orlando, FL – CFE Arena (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/16 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheatre (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/17 – Tampa, FL – USF Sun Dome (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/20 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/22 – Grand Rapids, MI – The DeltaPlex Arena (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/23 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/24 – Toronto, ON – Ricoh Coliseum (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/27 – Indianapolis, IN – Indiana Farmers Coliseum (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/29 – Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/30 – Madison, WI – Aliant Energy Center (w/ Dillon Francis)
10/31 – St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium (w/ A-Trak)

Andrew Rafter

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