THUGLI is Tom Wrecks and Pat Drastik, a production/dj duo based out of Toronto Canada. Pat Drastik, a former national Redbull Thre3style and DMC champion and Tom Wrecks, known for his popular remixes and Juno nominated production, teamed up in the summer of 2012. The duo’s sound is inspired by a long lasting love of dirty south rap combined with a strong passion for electronic music. The outcome in their production is a perfect hybrid of these worlds and it shows from the support they are receiving from both ends of the spectrum. From having hip hop producers like Just Blaze & AraabMuzik playing/remixing their work and receiving radio play from New York’s Hot 97 & L.A’s Power 106, Sway In The Morning to support from Dubstep legends like Zeds Dead & Benga and having regular play on BBC Radio 1, their sound is able to reach a broad audience thus further helping blur the lines between the world of Rap and EDM.
The two got their start as THUGLI by releasing several bootlegs & remixes via Soundcloud that quickly caught the attention of Industry heavyweights including Diplo, A-Trak and Flosstradamus. Since then, they have been on a consistent tear of official remixes for indy and major labels such as Mad Decent, Fool’s Gold, Dim Mak, Universal, Atlantic, a string of very successful and popular bootlegs and releasing original work such as their debut E.P ‘Onslaught’. From the E.P came the track, ‘Run This’ which was accompanied by a stellar short film/music video directed by Amos Leblanc and Ohji Inoue. The song/video became a Vimeo Staff Pick and charted in the top 20 for six weeks on the Much Music Countdown. It was also nominated for 3 Much Music Video awards where it eventually took home an MMVA for Best Director. They followed up with another video for their single, ‘Sic Em’, which also received an MMVA nomination for Best Electronic Music Video.
As performers and DJ’s, THUGLI’s prowess is second to none. Both come from a technical DJ background with over 30 years combined experience and have a resume of accolades in the competitive DJ world a mile long. They have rocked clubs & festivals from London to Hong Kong and bring a unique experience with every set and every crowd. Their dynamic live show is a hybrid of turntablist skill, clever, intricate blends and exquisite musical selection all put together on 4 Technics 1200’s. A rare but very welcomed sight nowadays.
2016 saw them release one of their biggest bootlegs to date, a remix of rapper Desiigner’s hit ‘Panda’ which is now creeping on close to 7 million combined plays on Youtube. 2017 is about to kick off strong with the release of a new single, ‘Cold Winter’ featuring Australia’s Bea Moon on vocals with a full EP to follow. It is looking to be a big year for the duo and it has only just begun!