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Background information
Birth nameTom Mundell
OriginLondon, England, UK
Years active2007–present

Tom Mundell, better known as Metrik, is an English electronic music producer from London. He has been releasing records since 2007 and currently is one of the top drum and bass producers in the world, with 888,000 monthly listeners on Spotify as of spring 2023.[1]


2010–2012: Early career[edit]

In 2010, Metrik released his debut EP, The Departure EP, on Viper Recordings, which included "T-1000" as well as collaborations with Jan Burton ("The Arrival" / "Learn To Fly") and techno producers Christian Smith & John Selway ("The Departure").[2] In 2011 he released Between Worlds EP on Viper Recordings which included "T-2000" and "I See You" which featured vocals from house singer Kathy Brown. In 2012 he released Flightwave EP as a free download. Later that year he released one of his one of his most iconic tracks, "Freefall", featuring the vocals of Australian singer Reija Lee.

2012–2016: Universal Language[edit]

In November 2012, he signed exclusively to Hospital Records. Soon after he was invited to do the prestigious BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and appeared on the front cover of Computer Music Magazine with a Producer Masterclass. His 2014 single "Want My Love" (featuring Elisabeth Troy) became his first charting single peaking at number 61 in the UK Singles Chart[3] and no. 31 in the UK Dance Chart.[4] His debut album, Universal Language was released on 29 September 2014, following the album's second single "Human Again" (featuring Jan Burton), peaking at no. 13 in the UK Dance Chart. "Believe" was featured on Microsoft's Forza Horizon 2 and "Make the Floor Burn VIP" was featured in Season 4 Episode 1 of Luther. His collaboration with Friction "Legacy" was used as the lead track for Hospital Records's milestone "We Are 18" album. In 2015 Metrik collaborated with Belgian drum & bass artist Netsky on "Can’t Speak" (featuring Stealth) and remixed Enter Shikari’s "The Appeal & The Mindsweep I".

2016–2018: Life/Thrills[edit]

On 7 October 2016, Metrik released his second album Life/Thrills with critical acclaim[2] and hit number 4 in the UK Dance Chart. The album amassed over 6 million streams on Spotify in its first year of release and spawned three singles. "Chasing Sunrise" (featuring Elisabeth Troy) became BBC Radio 1's "Track Of The Day[3]", reached number 2 in Radio 1's Specialist Chart and playlisted for 6 weeks on Apple Music Beats 1. "Life/Thrills" (feat. Namgawd) featured on the Sony Xperia TrackID Online advert and was licensed officially for the 2017 release of Gran Turismo Sport. "We Got It" (featuring Rothwell), the third and final single from Life/Thrills was released in February 2017. The track reached over 2 million streams on Spotify and was awarded "Best Remix" at the Drum&BassArena Awards 2017.[4] Other notable tracks "Cadence" and "Hi!" featured on Microsoft's Forza Horizon 3 and "Bring It Like That" featured on Wipeout Omega Collection. In December Metrik remixed "X-Ray" by Sub Focus, which hit number 1 on the Beatport drum & bass chart. Metrik was interviewed by DJ Mag, UKF and The Sun.

In January 2017, Metrik joined BBC Radio 1 as a resident DJ and embarked on an extensive tour across Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand with notable festival performances at Reading & Leeds, Glastonbury, Bestival, EDC Las Vegas, Hospitality in the Park and others. His performance at Bestival alongside Dynamite MC was broadcast live on BBC Radio 1.[5] In May he performed at the Sony PlayStation Headquarters showcasing the official launch of WipeOut Omega. The livestream was viewed over 15 million times on streaming platform Twitch.[6] The year birthed a new working relationship with Dolby as an ambassador for Dolby Atmos[7] for Music, an initiative bringing immersive audio to live music venues. Metrik premiered the first-ever drum and bass show in Dolby Atmos to a sold-out crowd at Sound-Bar in Chicago as part of his Autumn 2017 USA tour. Later in the year, Metrik was a featured artist at the Ableton Loop summit for music makers at Funkhaus in Berlin, and led a masterclass[8] on production techniques for Dolby Atmos content creation and mastering tools.

Metrik has remixed selected works of Eric Prydz, Swedish House Mafia, DJ Fresh & Ellie Goulding, Sub Focus, Martin Garrix & Sander van Doorn, Skepta, Enter Shikari, Gorgon City, Dirtyphonics, Ayah Marar, Camo & Krooked and John B on labels such as EMI, Parlophone, 3Beat, Ministry of Sound, Hospital Records, Dim Mak Records, Spinnin' and Destined Records.

2019–2022: Ex Machina[edit]

In April 2019, the song "Hackers" was released, revealing a less mainstream approach, and in September Metrik released "Gravity".

Amongst other Hospital Records artists, he performed at "Hospitality Berlin" on 13 April 2019, "Hospitality Summer BBQ" on 4 May 2019, at "Hospitality Bristol BBQ" on 8 June 2019 and "Hospitality In The Park" on 21 September 2019. Festival appearances included "A Weird & Wonderful Day Out" and Beat-Herder, he also performed at Fabric on 24 May 2019.

In February 2020, Metrik released "We Are the Energy" via Hospital Records. In June 2020, his third studio album, Ex Machina was released along the single "Parallel" which features Grafix. In July, Metrik released a new song featuring ShockOne, titled "Dying Light".[9]

Metrik was voted best producer of 2020 in the Drum&BassArena Awards.[10]

April 2022 saw Metrik release "Skyline", a collaboration with Grafix which also featured on Grafix's album Half Life.

2023: New music[edit]

In January 2023 Metrik released the single "Immortal", followed by "Fall to the Dust" in June and "Abyss" in November. All three tracks feature Metrik's lead vocal and include metal influences.


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK Dance
Universal Language
  • Released: 29 September 2014
  • Label: Hospital
  • Formats: Digital download, CD, vinyl
  • Released: 7 October 2016
  • Label: Hospital
  • Formats: Digital download, CD, vinyl[12]
Ex Machina
  • Released: 26 June 2020
  • Label: Hospital
  • Formats: Digital download, CD, vinyl

Extended plays and singles[edit]

Year Release Label
2023 Abyss Hospital Records
2023 Awake with Blanke/AEON:MODE
2023 Fall to the Dust
2023 Immortal
2021 Utopia
2021 Overdrive with Grafix
2020 Parallel with Grafix
2020 Automata
2020 We Are the Energy
2019 Gravity
2019 Hackers
2018 Dawnbreaker
2017 Fatso VIP
2017 Tension with Fred V & Grafix
2017 We Got It featuring Rothwell
2016 Chasing Sunrise featuring Elisabeth Troy
2016 LIFE/THRILLS featuring Namgawd
2014 Human Again featuring Jan Burton
2014 Want My Love featuring Elisabeth Troy
2014 Legacy with Friction (on We Are 18)
2013 Aurora with Camo & Krooked (on Zeitgeist)
2013 Metrik EP
2012 Freefall / Drift Viper Recordings
2012 Engine Room
2012 Flightwave EP ---
2011 Between Worlds EP Viper Recordings
2011 Brave New World
2011 More Than Words
2011 Sunset 2011
2010 The Departure EP
2010 Lightspeed
2009 Time to Change
2009 Sunset / Forward Approach
2008 Technicolour / Zero Gravity
2008 Moving On / Stranger
2007 Your World Intrinsic


Year Song Artist
2021 "Parallel" (VIP) Metrik, Grafix
"Sky Full of Diamonds" Hybrid
"Cadence" (VIP) Metrik featuring Reija Lee
2019 "Dusty Fingers" S. P. Y featuring Diane Charlemagne
2018 "All Night" Polar Youth featuring Georgia Allen
"I Need" (with Wilkinson) Wilkinson featuring Hayla
2017 "X-Ray" Sub Focus
"Catalyze" Bobby Tank featuring Luca Franco
2015 "The Appeal & the Mindsweep I" Enter Shikari
"Make the Floor Burn" (VIP) Metrik
2014 "Gold Skies" Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix & DVBBS feat. Aleesia
"Human Again" (VIP) Metrik featuring Jan Burton
"Flashlight" DJ Fresh and Ellie Goulding
"Unmissable" Gorgon City featuring Zak Abel
2013 "Break of Dawn" (VIP) Metrik
"Turn Back Time" Sub Focus
"Freefall" (VIP) Metrik featuring Reija Lee
"Going Places" Maidatrak
"The Journey" John B featuring Code 64
2012 "DIRTY" Dirtyphonics
"The Feeling" DJ Fresh featuring RaVaughn
"Childhood Memories" Rockwell featuring Kito & Sam Frank
"Unstoppable" Ayah Marar
"Broken Mirror" Fleur & Cutline
"Looking Glass" BCee featuring Shaz Sparks
2011 "Niton (The Reason)" Eric Prydz
"Save the World" Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
"Cross the Line" Camo & Krooked featuring Ayah Marar
"Diabla" Funk D'Void
"Diagnosis Murder" BCee featuring S.P.Y
2010 "So Alive" Skepta vs. N-Dubz
"Do You Feel" Funkstar Deluxe


  1. ^ "Metrik (2) Discography at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 14 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Everything You Need To Know About: Metrik – LIFE/THRILLS". UKF. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b "BBC Radio 1 Track Of The Day". Metrik – Official Website. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Drum&BassArena Awards 2017: The Results". Drum&BassArena. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  5. ^ BBC Radio 1 Residency Live from Bestival, retrieved 4 April 2018
  6. ^ WipEout Omega Collection - #wipEoutLive | PS4 - playstation on Twitch, 24 May 2017, retrieved 19 November 2023
  7. ^ "Dolby Atmos for Music". Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Producing in Dolby Atmos at Ableton Loop". Metrik – Official Website. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Metrik Releases His Newest & Most Authentic Album Yet, "Ex Machina"". 27 June 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Drum&BassArena Awards 2020". Retrieved 3 November 2021.
  11. ^ "UK Dance Albums Chart Archive". Official Charts Company. 11 October 2014.
  12. ^ "Metrik – LIFE/THRILLS – Shop – Hospital Records". Retrieved 16 April 2018.

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