THUGLI (Pronounced ‘ThugLee‘) 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 both 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, 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 labels such as Mad Decent, Fool’s Gold, Dim Mak, Universal, 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 got attention on MTV, M3, RevoltTV, Vice, received Top Video Pick on Vimeo, and charted in the top 20 for six
weeks on the Much Music Countdown. The video was nominated for a total of 3 Much Music Video Awards and went on to win a MMVA for Best Director.
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 scratch skills, clever and intricate blends along with an exquisite musical selection. THUGLI execute their live performances on 4 turntables, a rare but very welcomed sight nowadays.
2014 is already off to a great start for the two with several big remixes that include official remixes for Diplo and Dim Mak Records. They currently have tours and festivals lined up as they are preparing to release their new E.P. THUGLI are on a rise and there are only more good things to come from these two.