Josh Wink

Josh Wink

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Nothing like a good Philly warehouse party 😎 Winkdown is is on tonight at that spot on Watts! Few tickets remian -… https://t.co/3oBVd9P7Pw
@joshwink1 • 19 Apr 2019 • 18:00
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Kicking off the summer in Montreal this June! Going to be a big weekend alongside my friend @Carl_Cox 😎 Tickets ar… https://t.co/CxBCBb8YZ4
@joshwink1 • 18 Apr 2019 • 18:30
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Excited to make my return to @Resistance Ibiza this Summer! Info: https://t.co/UYvFQh43Gm https://t.co/1p3bxxIHgD
@joshwink1 • 17 Apr 2019 • 22:23
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Special birthday set going down at @Analog_Brooklyn this Saturday! GA is almost sold out so don't sleep on this 🙂… https://t.co/6L0O1jkmEM
@joshwink1 • 17 Apr 2019 • 18:01
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It's going down tonight in the District! Celebrating 25 years of @OvumRecordings at @FlashClubDC 💥 Tickets ->… https://t.co/prSvAhKsrP
@joshwink1 • 13 Apr 2019 • 18:01
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My weekly #profoundsounds radio show on @SIRIUSXM @diplo Chanel 52 is live from @ultra @resistance island. Is a goo… https://t.co/NQ6OIX82W4
@joshwink1 • 13 Apr 2019 • 17:31
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Tickets for PURE at The @BrooklynMirage are now on sale. Looking forward to joining my friend @Carl_Cox for the fir… https://t.co/RRNe9rPRrA
@joshwink1 • 10 Apr 2019 • 17:32
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Just announced! 25 Years of @OvumRecordings official @movementdetroit afterparty with @Ambivalent, @MANIK_NYC and y… https://t.co/DBfGkeUms3
@joshwink1 • 08 Apr 2019 • 21:00
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On now-My weekly #profoundsounds radio show on @SIRIUSXM @diplo Chanel 52 live from @EffexNightclub pt. 2 Enjoy! https://t.co/u6QS7EUj4u
@joshwink1 • 06 Apr 2019 • 16:45
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So good to have @ryogoyamamori back on @Ovumrecordings, one of Japan's most vital sounds in techno at the moment. A… https://t.co/36AWAoL4g2
@joshwink1 • 05 Apr 2019 • 18:01
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Things are shaping up for a massive summer! Excited to be a part of @Carl_Cox's first ever PURE party at The… https://t.co/FvEr5mC5sG
@joshwink1 • 04 Apr 2019 • 22:41
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@cerisemtl Thanks! Glad you enjoyed as did I! Set was recorded&Hopefully it will be broadcasted on a #profoundsounds show soon!
@joshwink1 • 03 Apr 2019 • 16:14
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Pleased to share that we will be celebrating 25 years of @OvumRecordings on June 1st with The Deep End in San Diego… https://t.co/HfNBaiaDKL
@joshwink1 • 01 Apr 2019 • 19:35
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Looking forward to joining my friends @MarcelDettmann @anjaschneider and @truncate_la for a special 25 Years of… https://t.co/57K46VX7Fb
@joshwink1 • 30 Mar 2019 • 15:33
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Happy to see Hyperloop's "Alone With The Gods" climbing the charts at @traxsource Grab your copy before… https://t.co/px9UfzoaQI
@joshwink1 • 24 Mar 2019 • 14:54
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On now-My weekly #profoundsounds radio show on @SIRIUSXM @diplo Chanel 52 live from volt 2.0 NYE festival in Agrigento Sicily Italy 🇮🇹Enjoy
@joshwink1 • 23 Mar 2019 • 15:14

Bio

When you’re as iconic a figure as Josh Wink, it’s not so easy to sum up a career in a few words—but there are a couple of terms that might serve to get a handle on the seminal electronic-music producer’s lifework. One of the most apt, certainly, would be longevity. A brief scan of Wink’s mammoth résumé reveals the following: Early-’80 days as an underage mobile DJ; a major role in fostering his native Philadelphia’s burgeoning warehouse scene during the house-music explosion later that decade; name-making ’90s club hits like “Don’t Laugh,” “Higher State of Consciousness” and “I’m Ready”; a label, Ovum Recordings, that’s undisputedly one of the most essential dance-music imprints; and his current position, after all these years, as one of the scene’s most vibrant and creative DJs and producers (witness the critical success of his 2009 long-player When A Banana Was Just A Banana).


Another word one could use to encapsulate Wink’s oeuvre is versatility. From the twisting, acidic breakbeat of the aforementioned “Higher States” to the organ-groove deepness of 2008’s “Stay Out All Night,” and from the pulsating ambience of 1996’s “Horizontal Dancing” to the streamline liquid techno of his recent remix of Agaric's “Who Made Up the Rules”—with side trips along the way for drum ’n’ bass beats and hip-hop rhythms (Wink was a regular at West Philly DJ battles as a kid)—his sound ranges as far and wide as anyone’s. The same could be said for Ovum as well, which over the 16 years has released music from such varied artists as dream-vibe drum ’n’ bass specialist Jamie Myerson, Wild Pitch originator DJ Pierre and jack-track master DJ Sneak, to mention but a few. As with Wink’s own material, it’s timeless music—you could play a cut like David Alvarado’s swirling, percussion-drenched “Klugh” at a techno hoedown today, and it would sound as fresh as it did upon its late-’90s release; as with most of Ovum's catalog, it's music that's not defined by time or trends.


Which brings us to our final term: integrity. It’s a trait that Wink possesses by the crateful, one that’s carried him through the vagaries of dance music’s endless cycles. Some who hit big when Wink did are content to live off past successes; others chase trends in an effort to stay relevant. But Wink has always been happy—determined, really, to do his own thing and follow his own path—if the music sells and the gigs keep coming, that’s great, but that’s not why he’s still in the game. “I got into this because it was something that I lived and ate and breathed,” Wink says. “There was so much passion for the music, there was nothing else for me. Whatever notoriety and success had come from this, it’s kind of a mistake, a byproduct, and I never planned for that. I never knew I could make a living from doing what I loved when I was a teenager; my parents thought it was a fad, actually.” And what do his folks think now over 25 years later? “Oh,” he says with a chuckle,” they love it.” 

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