Over the past few years, it’s safe to say that U.K.-based Alex Metric and L.A. disco duo Oliver have crossed paths at least a couple of times. Late in 2012, as part of Metric’s Ammunition Pt. 2 EP, the two acts came together on “Motion Study”, a groovy cut of laid-back nu disco. In the months to follow, they were both billed as opening acts on Zedd’s massive Clarity tour, not to mention the most recent edition of Holy Ship.
Shortly after the third voyage of Gary Richards’ nautical creation, the after movie peaked fan curiosity with a new collaboration as the last song in the soundtrack. We’re now given a full preview of the track “Hope”, set to drop April 22nd on Skrillex’s OWSLA label as part of Metric’s EP of the same name. Sampling an old 90’s funk record of the same name, the production is a delightful blend of both acts. It kicks in with bouncy synths that play in minor, hard-hitting keys, balanced out by an irresistibly danceable bassline and a touch of electro synths.