TINK! stands for Tomorrow Is Now, Kid!
It all once started at the Portland Sound Studios in Amsterdam when in 1989 Joseph Salvador created TINK! Records (Tomorrow Is Now, Kid!), one of the first Dutch House labels to record and release “U.S. Garage” and Jersey sound tracks in the Netherlands.
While the Netherlands was absorbing the hardcore music scene, TINK! focused more on the Garage and soulful, disco-influenced house tracks.
The first single released on TINK! was Black Tulip featuring Wendell Morrison “Jam It On”. The track received high praise from DJs across the world from the U.K. to the U.S.A. TINK! was also responsible for releasing the rave anthems by Eddy de Clercq “No Pills (The Roxy Mix)” and R.J.'s Rule “Rave This Nation”.
The early releases from MDA feat. Lilian Vieira, Black Tulip, Electronic Voodoo, RJ's Rule, EDC (Eddy de Clercq), Formosa, Thyone Girls and MTC (Ted Langenbach) helped TINK! Records to be recognized as one of the Dutch pioneer and essential labels within the House community.