Josh Wink

Real Name:
Joshua Winkelman
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 Josh Wink - Left Above The Clouds album art Winx* Left Above The Clouds (Album) Nervous Records AVTCD-95056 Hong Kong 1996 Sell This Version
C 69429 Josh Wink - Herehear album art Wink* Herehear (Album) Ovum Recordings C 69429 US 1998 Sell This Version
OVM 9004-2 Josh Wink - 20 To 20 album art Josh Wink 20 To 20 (Album) Ovum Recordings OVM 9004-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
NE 20852 Josh Wink - When A Banana Was Just A Banana album art Josh Wink When A Banana Was Just A Banana (Album) Ovum Recordings NE 20852 US 2009 Sell This Version
OVM90082 Josh Wink - When A Banana Was Just A Banana Remixed & Peeled album art Josh Wink When A Banana Was Just A Banana Remixed & Peeled (Album) Ovum Recordings OVM90082 US 2010 Sell This Version
RA.EX164 Josh Wink - RA.EX164 Josh Wink album art Josh Wink RA.EX164 Josh Wink(File, MP3, 320) Resident Advisor RA.EX164 UK 2013

Singles & EPs

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

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September 19, 2021
edited 9 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!


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

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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