Josh Wink

Josh Wink

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@TMobileHelp No. You’re not there to meet all my international needs! Ask your international excessive roaming depa… https://t.co/6McckRokJy
@joshwink1 • 19 Aug 2018 • 10:52
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Any USA musicians that travel outside the country (beside mexico&canada)have thoughts/insight on good & reasonable… https://t.co/5z32qmC6hL
@joshwink1 • 17 Aug 2018 • 22:03
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@StayFly420365 Yes. Unless I agree to have the contract without roaming. But now a days it’s useless to have a phon… https://t.co/WRqksumkC1
@joshwink1 • 17 Aug 2018 • 21:42
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@jenniferfenty_ Yes ma’am. Tonight and in route...
@joshwink1 • 17 Aug 2018 • 21:40
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Nice summertime deep mix you y’all.. enjoy https://t.co/tFw19XVoW5
@joshwink1 • 17 Aug 2018 • 21:38
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Thanks sailor! Can’t wait for people to hear it https://t.co/fqCE0xRBpQ
@joshwink1 • 17 Aug 2018 • 21:33
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A special summer sunshine mix just for you 🌞🌞🌞 https://t.co/dpaMgOpVWe
@joshwink1 • 17 Aug 2018 • 15:49
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I feel #shamed & #violated by @TMobile #tmobile #badbusiness #corporateworld do you want that from a company you pay for! #beware
@joshwink1 • 15 Aug 2018 • 22:20
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@MikeNeoTime @TMobile That roaming and unlimited data are two different things and that now my phone contract w… https://t.co/Q3CFVplKov
@joshwink1 • 15 Aug 2018 • 22:16
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I pay for an international unlimited data phone plan w @TMobile can you believe they sent me 1 text saying I use th… https://t.co/P3nJtINHv0
@joshwink1 • 15 Aug 2018 • 21:08
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In 5mins live set from @neopopfestival on @BE_AT_TV
@joshwink1 • 12 Aug 2018 • 06:29
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Happy to be back tonight at this great festival w an amazing line up & my Portuguese fam! #Repost… https://t.co/tLixN679cd
@joshwink1 • 11 Aug 2018 • 13:34
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Tomorrow @northbowlphilly it’s on! 1st time playin in 10years! @2ndStreetFest 12pm-10pm https://t.co/ckDXDjLv67
@joshwink1 • 04 Aug 2018 • 15:31
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#20to20 Finally out digitally on @ovumrecordings! One of my fav albums including "Oakish", "SuperFreak", "516 Acid"… https://t.co/0r6OJc7KbG
@joshwink1 • 03 Aug 2018 • 15:26
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#tbt 2 weeks ago for my @brunch_bcn gig when @carlcraignet & #lillouis show up! #inspiration #inovators https://t.co/B83Kuv0RVA
@joshwink1 • 02 Aug 2018 • 14:27
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Happy to be included in #belgium chef @DumontSofie new cooking series w a #vegan meal check out episode:… https://t.co/CHpzDlI246
@joshwink1 • 01 Aug 2018 • 16:44
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In know it’s still summer & this gig is 5months away. But still super excited to rock the boat with these really ta… https://t.co/VoET3NqcHl
@joshwink1 • 25 Jul 2018 • 12:32
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Tomorrow it’s on! #soldout #barcelona #live #residentadvisor #brunchelectronik #Repost @brunch_bcn with get_r… https://t.co/JSoMSIxlsb
@joshwink1 • 22 Jul 2018 • 00:10
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Out today the debut @ovumrecordings release from the incredibly talented #SeboK This one has been a staple in my se… https://t.co/wMSeSaYPKf
@joshwink1 • 21 Jul 2018 • 17:08

Bio

When you’re as iconic a figure as Josh Wink, it’s not so easy to sum up a career in a few words—but there are a couple of terms that might serve to get a handle on the seminal electronic-music producer’s lifework. One of the most apt, certainly, would be longevity. A brief scan of Wink’s mammoth résumé reveals the following: Early-’80 days as an underage mobile DJ; a major role in fostering his native Philadelphia’s burgeoning warehouse scene during the house-music explosion later that decade; name-making ’90s club hits like “Don’t Laugh,” “Higher State of Consciousness” and “I’m Ready”; a label, Ovum Recordings, that’s undisputedly one of the most essential dance-music imprints; and his current position, after all these years, as one of the scene’s most vibrant and creative DJs and producers (witness the critical success of his 2009 long-player When A Banana Was Just A Banana).


Another word one could use to encapsulate Wink’s oeuvre is versatility. From the twisting, acidic breakbeat of the aforementioned “Higher States” to the organ-groove deepness of 2008’s “Stay Out All Night,” and from the pulsating ambience of 1996’s “Horizontal Dancing” to the streamline liquid techno of his recent remix of Agaric's “Who Made Up the Rules”—with side trips along the way for drum ’n’ bass beats and hip-hop rhythms (Wink was a regular at West Philly DJ battles as a kid)—his sound ranges as far and wide as anyone’s. The same could be said for Ovum as well, which over the 16 years has released music from such varied artists as dream-vibe drum ’n’ bass specialist Jamie Myerson, Wild Pitch originator DJ Pierre and jack-track master DJ Sneak, to mention but a few. As with Wink’s own material, it’s timeless music—you could play a cut like David Alvarado’s swirling, percussion-drenched “Klugh” at a techno hoedown today, and it would sound as fresh as it did upon its late-’90s release; as with most of Ovum's catalog, it's music that's not defined by time or trends.


Which brings us to our final term: integrity. It’s a trait that Wink possesses by the crateful, one that’s carried him through the vagaries of dance music’s endless cycles. Some who hit big when Wink did are content to live off past successes; others chase trends in an effort to stay relevant. But Wink has always been happy—determined, really, to do his own thing and follow his own path—if the music sells and the gigs keep coming, that’s great, but that’s not why he’s still in the game. “I got into this because it was something that I lived and ate and breathed,” Wink says. “There was so much passion for the music, there was nothing else for me. Whatever notoriety and success had come from this, it’s kind of a mistake, a byproduct, and I never planned for that. I never knew I could make a living from doing what I loved when I was a teenager; my parents thought it was a fad, actually.” And what do his folks think now over 25 years later? “Oh,” he says with a chuckle,” they love it.” 

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