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From basement shows with a head bobbing button masher swaying back and forth behind a rack to teeth gritting synths rocking on stage in clubs Metris is becoming a distinct sound in electronic music.
Metris was formed in 2003 by Ryan McGowan. Since his humble beginnings at open mics performing impromptu dance tracks as red lights from groove boxes flash across his face Metris has continued to evolve his sound. Cerebral bass, lush pads and pulsing, sometimes abrasive, rhythm lay foundation for sporadic vocals to be littered about in a careful fashion.
In 2007 Metris joined the Brick City Media / Milled Pavement label. Energetic live shows followed as audiences were invigorated to see electronic music performed with a rock band approach. Fans voted Metris vs Vik44 "Best Live Act" in the WePushButtons Awards 2009.
Metris was voted “Best Electronic Act” and “Best Techno Producer” in the WePushButtons Awards in 2007 and “Best Electronic Act” again in 2008. He was also nominated in the Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll for "Best Electronic Act" in 2010.