Josh Wink

17 février 2019 - 461 vues
Genre techno, House, electronic, minimal, tech house

Josh Wink (born Joshua Winkelman in 1970) is an electronic music DJ, label owner, producer, remixer, and artist. He is a native of Philadelphia, United States. A pioneering DJ in the American rave scene during the early 1990s, Wink was the most prominent exponent of the tribal forms of techno and house in the U.S. In 1995, he released several hits, including "Don't Laugh," "I'm Ready" (which hit number one on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart) and "Higher State of Consciousness," which topped the dance charts in Europe. He has had many recent club hits such as "How's Your Evening So Far?" (sample's Lil Louis's 'French Kiss') and "Superfreak (Freak)" and has also gained a lot of attention for his remixes of FC Kahuna, Paul Oakenfold, Moby, Towa Tei, Ladytron and Depeche Mode, among others.


Wink's current style is a mixture of techno, acid, house, drum and bass, and experimental music. In interviews, he has stated that his music is "built around tension", and that his work is often influenced by "mistake theory, which is: I use a lot of things that you and I might consider mistakes….by (experimenting) with effects, with filters, with percentages in my sampler, and just doing stuff that you wouldn't ordinarily do."

In 1996, Rolling Stone writer Frank Broughton observed that "a Josh Wink record takes a series of sampled noises, then twists and warps them through a barrage of sound processors, resulting in a spiraling blend of acidic bass lines and trippy break beats."Another reviewer referred to Wink's Profound Sounds album series as "sensual techno, rendered as a whole composition rather than a collection of individual, flavor-of-the-month tracks."

Wink has acknowledged the music of Kraftwerk, 1980s synthpop and late 1980s Chicago house music as major influences on his style. He is a strong supporter of new DJing technology, most specifically utilising, demonstrating and advocating the Final Scratch application.


In 1990, Wink founded his own successful record label called Ovum Recordings with King Britt. He also has worked with Ursula Rucker and Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. All of the above albums were released on his Ovum imprint with the exception of the first two. Josh Wink has also recorded some releases as Wink, Winc, Winks, Winx, The Crusher, E-Culture, and Size 9. His song "Higher State of Consciousness" is featured on the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.

In 1996 Wink released two albums: A Higher State Of Wink's Work, which is a compilation of Wink's early 12 inch singles, and Left Above the Clouds, under the name Winx. In 1998, he released the Herehear album and the 20 To 20 EP appeared in 2003. In addition to his artist albums, Wink has released many DJ mix albums, three of his most well-known being Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the Profound Sounds series.

Profound Sounds Volume 3 is notable in that it contains Wink's popular remix of the Radiohead song Everything in Its Right Place," which despite becoming a favorite of DJs as a bootlegged mp3, Wink was able to license exclusively for his album through negotiations with Radiohead themselves, their publisher and management team."

Josh Wink's fourth studio album entitled When A Banana Was Just A Banana was released in February 2009 on Ovum Recordings, according to Wink himself, the album covers a spectrum of electronic music that cannot be assigned to one single genre.


Top Titres

Higher State of Consciousness 1

Higher State of Consciousness

Don't Laugh 2

Don't Laugh

愛が止まらない ~turn it into love~ 3

愛が止まらない ~turn it into love~

淋しい熱帯魚[Bonus Track] (Remastered 2013) 4

淋しい熱帯魚[Bonus Track] (Remastered 2013)

Sugar Baby Love 5

Sugar Baby Love

Higher State of Consciousness (Original Tweekin Acid Funk Mix) 6

Higher State of Consciousness (Original Tweekin Acid Funk Mix)

Higher State of Consciousness (Tweekin Acid Funk) 7

Higher State of Consciousness (Tweekin Acid Funk)

淋しい熱帯魚 8


Higher State Of Consciousness (Tweakin Acid Funk) 9

Higher State Of Consciousness (Tweakin Acid Funk)

Sexy Music [Bonus Track] (Remastered 2013) 10

Sexy Music [Bonus Track] (Remastered 2013)

Top Albums

Twin Memories (Remastered 2013)
Twin Memories (Remastered 2013)
Wink MEMORIES 1988-1996
Wink MEMORIES 1988-1996