Wink* ‎– Higher State Of Consciousness

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The very first version of 'Higher State Of Consciousness' was released in 1994 on a compilation called Various - The Deep & Slow (A Collection Of 12 Chill Out Tracks) on the label Strictly Rhythm.
A year later, the track was remixed and released as a single. The now famous 'Tweekin' Acid Funk Mix' is from that release, and sometimes labeled as the 'Original Mix', which is not the case.
A batch of remixes followed in 1996 by Dex & Jonesey / Jules & Skins / Itty Bitty Boozy Woozy / Mr. Spring.
The title was subsequently re-remixed in 2007.

Tracklist

Higher State Of Consciousness (Version 1 - DJ Wink's Hardhouse Mix) 8:37
Higher State Of Consciousness (Version 2 - The 611 Acid Groove Mix) 6:49
Higher State Of Consciousness (Version 3 - Tweekin Acid Funk) 6:15

Versions (57)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SR12321 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(12") Strictly Rhythm SR12321 US 1995 Sell This Version
VENMX 05-R Josh Wink Higher State Of Conciousness (Remix)(12") Vendetta Records VENMX 05-R Spain 1995 Sell This Version
ZYX 7625-12 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(12") ZYX Music ZYX 7625-12 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
SRI 018 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(12") Strictly Rhythm SRI 018 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
74321 33201 1 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness(12") NN'B 74321 33201 1 France 1995 Sell This Version
VENMX-05 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(12") Vendetta Records VENMX-05 Spain 1995 Sell This Version
FESX 3, 852 255-1 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness(12") Manifesto, Mercury FESX 3, 852 255-1 UK & Europe 1995 Sell This Version
FM 2167 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(12", Maxi) FM Records FM 2167 Greece 1995 Sell This Version
WINK 1 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness(12", Promo) Manifesto WINK 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SR 12321 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(12", W/Lbl, TP) Strictly Rhythm SR 12321 US 1995 Sell This Version
74321 32606 2 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Maxi) Jive 74321 32606 2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
ZYX 7625-8 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Maxi) ZYX Music ZYX 7625-8 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
EMI 8681312 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Maxi, S/Edition) FLEX Dance EMI 8681312 Scandinavia 1995 Sell This Version
74321332012 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Single) NN'B 74321332012 France 1995 Sell This Version
FESCD 3, 852 255-2 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Single) Manifesto, Manifesto FESCD 3, 852 255-2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
74321332022 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Single, Car) NN'B 74321332022 France 1995 Sell This Version
none Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(CDr, Single, Promo) Manifesto none UK 1995 Sell This Version
FESMC 3 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness(Cass, Single) Manifesto FESMC 3 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(Cass, Single, Promo) Manifesto none UK & Ireland 1995 Sell This Version
VENMX 05-RR Josh Wink Higher State Of Conciousness(12", EP) Vendetta Records VENMX 05-RR Spain 1996 Sell This Version
ZYX 8456-12 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness '96 (Remixes)(12") ZYX Music ZYX 8456-12 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
578 221-1 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness '96 Remixes(12") Manifesto 578 221-1 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
ZYX 8456-8 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness '96 Remixes(CD, Maxi) ZYX Music ZYX 8456-8 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
578 220-4, FESMC 09 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness '96 Remixes(Cass, Single) Manifesto, Manifesto 578 220-4, FESMC 09 UK 1996 Sell This Version
FESX 9, 578 221 - 1 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness ('96 Remixes)(12") Manifesto, Mercury FESX 9, 578 221 - 1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
VENMX 52 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness ('96 Remixes)(12") Vendetta Records VENMX 52 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
ZYX 8456-12 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness ('96 Remixes)(12", W/Lbl) ZYX Music ZYX 8456-12 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
74321 406302 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness ('96 Remixes)(CD, Maxi) Jive 74321 406302 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
FESCD 9, 578 221-2 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness ('96 Remixes)(CD, Single) Manifesto, Manifesto FESCD 9, 578 221-2 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
CONSDJ 1 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness (Remixes Part 1)(12", W/Lbl) Manifesto CONSDJ 1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
74321441322 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness (Remixes)(CD, Single, Car) BMG France, NN'B 74321441322 France 1996 Sell This Version
CONSDJ 1, CONSDJ 2 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness(2x12", Promo) Manifesto, Manifesto CONSDJ 1, CONSDJ 2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
FESJB 9 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(7", Single, Jukebox) Manifesto FESJB 9 UK 1996 Sell This Version
DNET040-EPD Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Maxi) DanceNet DNET040-EPD Australia & New Zealand 1996 Sell This Version
ZYX 8456-8 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Maxi) ZYX Music ZYX 8456-8 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
AVTCDS-025 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Maxi) Avex Trax AVTCDS-025 Hong Kong 1996 Sell This Version
DNET032-EPD Winx* Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Maxi) DanceNet DNET032-EPD Australia & New Zealand 1996 Sell This Version
AVTCDS-020 Josh Wink Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Maxi) Avex Asia Ltd., Avex Trax AVTCDS-020 Hong Kong 1996 Sell This Version
SR 12498 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness (The European Remixes)(12") Strictly Rhythm SR 12498 US 1997 Sell This Version
SR 12498 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness (The European Remixes)(12", Promo) Strictly Rhythm SR 12498 US 1997 Sell This Version
GDC 2256-8 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness ('96 Remixes)(CD, Maxi) ZYX Music GDC 2256-8 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
GDC 0055-12 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness ('96 Remixes)(12") ZYX Music GDC 0055-12 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
SR 12498D Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness (The European Remixes)(4xFile, MP3, 320) Strictly Rhythm SR 12498D US 2007
DEAL C003 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(12") Deal Records DEAL C003 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
VENMX 835 (N) Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(12") Vendetta Records VENMX 835 (N) Spain 2007 Sell This Version
SR12640 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(12") Strictly Rhythm SR12640 UK 2007 Sell This Version
DVSR 001 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(12") D:vision Records DVSR 001 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
SR12630DJ Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(12", Promo) Strictly Rhythm SR12630DJ UK 2007 Sell This Version
CLDD 2007804 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Maxi, Car) Cloud 9 Dance CLDD 2007804 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
SR12640CDX Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Maxi, Enh) Strictly Rhythm SR12640CDX UK 2007 Sell This Version
SR12630CDP Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Maxi, Promo) Strictly Rhythm SR12630CDP UK 2007 Sell This Version
DVSR 001.07 CDS Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Maxi, Promo, Car) D:Vision Records DVSR 001.07 CDS Italy 2007 Sell This Version
PR016475, PR 016475 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(CD, Single) disco:wax, disco:wax PR016475, PR 016475 Scandinavia 2007 Sell This Version
SR12321 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(12", RE) Strictly Rhythm SR12321 UK 2017 Sell This Version
none Josh Wink Higher State (Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Master Room none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Winx* Higher State Of Consciousness(Acetate, 12") Mercury none UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SR12630 Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness(CDr, Single, Promo) Strictly Rhythm SR12630 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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AB_DIST

AB_DIST

September 13, 2017
referencing Higher State Of Consciousness, 12", SR12321
full official repress of this coming in NOvember on Strictly Rhyhtm. Re mastered at Curve Pusher London.
warptechno

warptechno

April 6, 2017
referencing Higher State Of Consciousness, 12", SR12321
My Strictly Rhythm pressing was terrible quality - end recording sounded really low and muffled.
ian_s

ian_s

December 28, 2016
referencing Higher State Of Consciousness, 12", SR12321
The Strictly Rhythm release sold over 26,000 copies before being licensed out to Manifesto etc
hobnob55

hobnob55

May 9, 2016
referencing Higher State Of Consciousness, 12", SR12321
think mines a label misprint has the same labels on both sides .. , not listed . version 1 on both sides though clearly b side has 2 tracks . same run out etc top classic
h4ndcrafted

h4ndcrafted

September 18, 2013
referencing Higher State Of Consciousness, 12", FESX 3, 852 255-1

Left my original copy in a phone both in Colchester town center in '95, had to go buy it again lol. Acid classic, think he used a Devilfish modded tb303, but some say an mc202 ?
northregent

northregent

December 30, 2010
referencing Higher State Of Consciousness, 12", SR12321
the first record I ever bought!
jtdevious

jtdevious

August 11, 2010
referencing Higher State Of Consciousness ('96 Remixes), CD, Maxi, GDC 2256-8
Dismantling and re-assembling his 303 bassline machine from Roland, Winkelman gives us this break-beat infused acid builder.
GoodNF

GoodNF

May 2, 2010
referencing Higher State Of Consciousness, CD, Maxi, ZYX 7625-8
You will know the Tweekin' Acid Funk version, which became a blueprint for both big beat and UK hard house. You may be familiar with the other versions of the first release (Wink's Hardhouse mix, the 611 Acid Groove), but the true ear-opener is the "album version", only featured on the German release.

So to say: this track started as a downtempo acid-triphop number, with the unfiltered, undistorted, unabridged vocal "love is an opening, an opening to a higher state of consciousness", making the track more suitable for achieving contentment in your yoga session rather than setting dance floors on fire. The track was part of a concept named "The Deep & Slow" and initially not even meant to be released as a single. However, three dancefloor-minded versions were released, of which "Version 3 - Tweekin' Acid Funk" became a landmark dance track.
rich_m

rich_m

January 16, 2010
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Higher State Of Consciousness, 12", SR12321
has anyone any idea what the breakbeat remix of this track is doing the rounds, Im a massive fan of the original and used to cane it back then but this remix is very true to it only with a more breakbeat type theme (no electro or funk). Would love to know whos done it?
restless

restless

February 5, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Higher State Of Consciousness, 12", SR12321

The Tweekin Acid Funk remains a unique track.
Back when it was released, this one came as an absolute UFO and blew almost everyone's head off, pushing acid to some uncharted frequency limits, plus the use of raw breakbeat makes quite a fresh and rockin dancefloor mixture.
So after almost 12 years and despite the fact that this might be one of the most overplayed records of the 90s, I still have tenderness for this warrior acidbreaks anthem, eventhough one could argue that Josh Wink's production might sound a little too simplistic and not crafted enough to make it 100% timeless.