Josh Wink

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Joshua Winkelman
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After forming Ovum Recordings as an independent label in October 1994 with former partner King Britt, Josh recorded the cult classic "Liquid Summer."
He went on to release singles for a wide variety of revered European labels ranging from Belgium's R & S Records to England's XL Recordings. In 1995, Wink became one of the first DJ-producers to translate his hard work into mainstream success when he unleashed a string of classics including "Don't Laugh," "I'm Ready," and "Higher State of Consciousness," that topped charts worldwide. More recently he has had massive club hits such as "How's Your Evening So Far," and "Superfreak," but he has also gained a lot of attention through his remixes for FC Kahuna, Paul Oakenfold, Ladytron, Clint Mansell, Sting and Depeche Mode, among others. Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1970.
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AVTCD-95056 Left Above The Clouds — Josh Wink Winx* Left Above The Clouds (Album) Nervous Records AVTCD-95056 Hong Kong 1996 Sell This Version
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C 69429 Herehear — Josh Wink Wink* Herehear (Album) Ovum Recordings C 69429 US 1998 Sell This Version
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OVM 9004-2 20 To 20 — Josh Wink Josh Wink 20 To 20 (Album) Ovum Recordings OVM 9004-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
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NE 20852 When A Banana Was Just A Banana — Josh Wink Josh Wink When A Banana Was Just A Banana (Album) Ovum Recordings NE 20852 US 2009 Sell This Version
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OVM90082 When A Banana Was Just A Banana Remixed & Peeled — Josh Wink Josh Wink When A Banana Was Just A Banana Remixed & Peeled (Album) Ovum Recordings OVM90082 US 2010 Sell This Version
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RA.EX164 RA.EX164 Josh Wink — Josh Wink Josh Wink RA.EX164 Josh Wink(File, MP3, 320) Resident Advisor RA.EX164 UK 2013
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Singles & EPs

WINK-1 Untitled — Josh Wink Wink* Untitled(12") Not On Label WINK-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
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NER 20061 Nervous Build-Up — Josh Wink Winx* Nervous Build-Up Sorted Records NER 20061 US 1993 Sell This Version
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RS 94059 Meditation Will Manifest — Josh Wink Winks* Meditation Will Manifest R & S Records RS 94059 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
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LIMB 33T Thoughts Of A Tranced Love — Josh Wink Winc* Thoughts Of A Tranced Love (Maxi, Single) Limbo Records LIMB 33T UK 1994 Sell This Version
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SO 20091 How's The Music — Josh Wink Winx* How's The Music (Maxi) Sorted Records SO 20091 US 1994 Sell This Version
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OVR-105 Liquid Summer — Josh Wink Wink* Liquid Summer(12") Ovum Recordings OVR-105 US 1994 Sell This Version
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ZYX 7689-8 Don't Laugh But Lick It — Josh Wink Winx* & 20 Fingers Feat. Roula Winx* & 20 Fingers Feat. Roula - Don't Laugh But Lick It (Maxi) ZYX Music ZYX 7689-8 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
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VCRD 2, 7243 8 93186 2 3 I'm Ready — Josh Wink Josh Wink 's Size9* Josh Wink 's Size9* - I'm Ready (Single) VC Recordings, Virgin, Ovum Recordings VCRD 2, 7243 8 93186 2 3 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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SO-20149 Don't Laugh — Josh Wink Winx* Don't Laugh (Single, Maxi) Sorted Records SO-20149 US 1995 Sell This Version
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SR 12321 Higher State Of Consciousness — Josh Wink Wink* Higher State Of Consciousness (Single, Maxi, EP) Strictly Rhythm SR 12321 US 1995 Sell This Version
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H 004 Stairway To Headphones — Josh Wink Wink* & ESP* Wink* & ESP* - Stairway To Headphones(12") Head In The Clouds H 004 US 1995 Sell This Version
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C 026, H 015 Basketball Heroes vs. Stairway To Headphones (Remixes) — Josh Wink DJ ESP & Josh Wink DJ ESP & Josh Wink - Basketball Heroes vs. Stairway To Headphones (Remixes) Communique Records, Head In The Clouds C 026, H 015 US 1996 Sell This Version
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SO 20190 Hypnotizin' — Josh Wink Winx* Hypnotizin' (Maxi, Single) Sorted Records SO 20190 US 1995 Sell This Version
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DNET072-EPD You Are The One — Josh Wink Winx* You Are The One (Single, Maxi) Sorted Records DNET072-EPD Australia & New Zealand 1996 Sell This Version
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CAS 8663 Are You There... — Josh Wink Wink* Are You There... (Maxi, Single) Ovum Recordings, Ovum Recordings CAS 8663 US 1996 Sell This Version
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S3 665593 6 Sixth Sense — Josh Wink Wink* Sixth Sense (Single, Maxi) S3, Ovum Recordings, Columbia S3 665593 6 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
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MDJ 75 Verano Azul — Josh Wink Winx* Verano Azul(12", S/Edition) Made In DJ MDJ 75 Spain 1997 Sell This Version
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OVM116 Track 9 — Josh Wink Wink* Track 9 Ovum Recordings OVM116 US 1998 Sell This Version
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none Simple Man — Josh Wink Wink* Simple Man (Maxi, Single) Columbia, Ovum Recordings, Ruffhouse Records none US 1998 Sell This Version

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l555l

l555l

September 19, 2021
edited 11 months ago
I really hate when people ask me about "idols" and "your most favorite artist", because I'm not a fanboy of anybody, just loving impactful and unique music. But if someone would hold a pistol to my head for finally telling one name: that's Josh Wink.
HE is the first electronic one I have ever heard in my kindergarden time; my father brougth home a poor quality, copied cassette tape which he got from one of his collegues: that was the "United DJs Of America Vol. 3 Mix". I instantly fell in love with the acid lines, the funkiness of analog house and the rawness of dark, minimal techno. It was the paradigm shift after everything I heard before and the time I decided that I want to be a producer when I grow up.
Since then, his "Profound Sounds" mix series (especially Volume 1 and Volume 3's first CD - which I was constantly listening to when I was in hospital with my Gilbert-syndrome, it gave me so much power), his "20 To 20" album (with enormous hits like "Fill Me With Acid", "516 Acid", "The Bass"); his goosebump interpretations for Depeche Mode's "Freelove", Radiohead's "Everything In It's Right Place", Tom Magan's "Chutney"; the ultimate anthem "How's Your Evening So Far?" born from Lil Louis' "French Kiss", and his psychedelic combo "It's The Machines" with Carl Cox; did heavy stamps on my taste as a listener and a producer too.
His mental, sudden tweaks, spiritual atmos, the sense for catchy grooves and his humbleness and modesty as a human are all beyond many ones out in the scene for me. All I can feel about him is gratitude for making me a stalwart underground kid and a passionate of house and techno music.
Hats off!
ELITE_MUSIC

ELITE_MUSIC

November 10, 2018
Check out this one-sided white-label bootleg by THE BLUE EYED DEVIL, aka JOSH WINK!

https://www.discogs.com/Josh-Wink-vs-Prince-The-Blue-Eyed-Devil-Doves/release/7138212

Totally OTT (over-the-top!) acid house/acid trance extended (really long at 33.3 rpm) remix!

YES, it is the totally acid-fried 303 sequence from "Higher State of Consciousness" that makes this amazing mashup an utterly essential ("must-hear") for PRINCE fanatics!

Kills them everytime played out on the club decks!
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