I might be showing my age, but do you remember when the videos in dance clubs were cut and pasted by the DJ? Do you remember how shitty and primitive those were? I do and I have no idea how that relates to anything other than Aelwya’s “Spirit X” belonging in the previous mentioned genre of music. Be thankful that the video for “Spirit X” is not one of those videos and watch below.
Alewya says on “Spirit_X”: “I know that the rave can be utilized as ritual and ceremony to transform, uplift and energize a person. I love giving visceral experiences. I love drum and bass for that specific reason. ‘Spirit_X’ encompasses all of the above in my way.”
The release follows Alewya’s most recent single “Jagna,” a burst of powerful high BPM energy which has been supported by BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac. Alongside this, Alewya has been included in this year’s edition of the Dazed 100. The track is released via Because London Records – a new era of legendary label London Records now part of the Because Music Group.
In a time period that has taken away our connection from others, Alewya’s music serves as a powerful reminder of what we have lost and what we are soon to regain. “Spirit_X” continues this tradition and is a powerful display of a performer coming into their own.
Aleywa UK & EU Tour dates
Nov 16 – Pitchfork Festival, Paris
Nov 25 – O2 Institute, Birmingham**
Nov 27 – 02 Academy, Newcastle**
Nov 28 – 02 Academy, Glasgow**
Nov 30 – Academy, Dublin**
Dec 02 – 02 Academy 2 Bristol**
Dec 10 – Brighton Dome, Brighton supporting Little Simz**
Dec 12 – The Great Hall, Cardiff**
Dec 13 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge supporting Little Simz**
Dec 14 – 02 Academy 2, Liverpool**
Dec 16 – 02 Academy Brixton, London**
**notes dates supporting Little Simz