Trance mainstay and melodic genius Ashley Wallbridge is in the hospital fighting meningitis, according to close friend and Garuda Records co-owner Gareth Emery. A post to made to the latter’s Instagram account on August 12 explains that Wallbridge cannot currently move his legs because of the infection and asked fans to show their support for the UK producer.
Meningitis is an inflammation of the brain, generally procured virally or bacterially. Effects to the nervous system can be alarming, but in many cases are temporary. The infection is generally treated with antibiotics and has a survival rate of around 85 percent.
Ashley Wallbridge is a lynchpin of the trance community, having produced official remixes for everybody from Empire of the Sun to Pryda. His latest single, “Diamonds,” is trance music at its finest, and poignantly demonstrates the British producer’s knack for melodic greatness.