Odile A. O. Strik / Evening of Light
[v∞] Waking up to the cooold, intricate, lovely beats of THUGWIDOW on ULTRASPIRIT. This one channels some of the best of rave and jungle into our present age. Build on the past—look to the future.
Favorite track: THE SUM TOTAL.
Dark vibe of this album reminds me of my first full-on Jungle rave in 1993, in a sketched out abandoned Chicago warehouse. Totally dark, other than the lights of the Numark and the 1200 tach strobes. Packed to the gills and marinated with the smell of sweat and smoke machine juice. pure dark stark grime, this album recreates it well, 26 years later.
Favorite track: A MORNING PRAYER.
We are excited to welcome London-based producer and DJ, THUGWIDOW to aurawire with his debut on the label, ULTRASPIRIT.
Releasing his debut album on Kudatah in 2017 and having released on a multitude of different labels in the past coulple of years (TAR, BLCR, Pure Life), ULTRASPIRIT brings Thugwidow's signature jungle style and merges it beautifully with darker, more entranceful surroundings that overall show a new, focused vision with his music.
Inspired by 90s rave and underground drum n' bass culture, Thugwidow captures the chaos of the era with 11 deep and submersive longform jungle tracks that dives into the depths of the genre and fuses them with elements of garage and ambient to sound like something that was produced in the future.
ULTRASPIRIT is out now on CD and streaming services.