WINK TAKES THE COVER OF DJ MAG
"WINK is back doing what he does best - giving his Roland 303 a right royal battering. The result is an album full of intense acid monsters" (DJ Magazine)
With the upcoming release of '20 to 20' in UK and the rest of Europe, Wink shows his face on the cover of DJ Magazine. Josh is very excited to be on the front page of DJ's Winter Music Conference issue.
In the article Josh talks about the new album, the return of Acid House, and much more. Look for it on Newstands.
"FILL ME WITH ACID"/"OAKISH"
IN STORES NOW
OF THE DEEP
"Fill Me With Acid"/ "Oakish" is the first single from "20 to 20," Josh Wink's full length statement that acid house is not a revival but a way of life.
Receiving across the board support early on from the coolest floors and from tastemaker fans including Darren Emerson, Erick Morillo, Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Layo and Luke Solomon. Pete Tong, Lottie and Seb Fontaine have given it an outing on Radio 1.
This single entered the Buzz chart at #16 and is perfectly positioned to be in the sets of the biggest and best DJ's in 2004.
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Rulers Of The Deep follow up the massive "Dirty Grooves" with the ever building percussive 'Elu On Mu Ilu." This dreamy deep house track features a sexy female vocal ad lib and is set to continue the buzz that's been building of our boys from Estonia.
With previous support from the likes of Roger Sanchez, Darren Emerson, Danny Rampling, Pete Heller, and recent tracks on Stealth and Defected, Meri and P. Julm will be riding the swirling synths and sleazy bass line of "Elu On Mu Ilu" to even greater heights through late 2003.
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WINK '20 TO 20' - CD
IN STORES NOW
MIRAGE "WHAT'S THE MESSAGE"
IN STORES NOW
'20 to 20' is a collection of music that Josh Wink has been playing out to packed dancefloors around the world. The7 tracks on this EP are his secret weapons; The tracks that he relies on to devastate a crowd.
Wink turns to his trusty Roland 303 and crafts some of the most powerful music in his career. Make no mistake... these tracks are for the club and take you back to the Warehouse. Things have come full circle for Wink as he delves into his Acid House roots.
Get set for a vocal house ride from Ovum Recordings with their new 12" release "What's The Message" by Mirage. Written and Produced by Ovum veteran Pete Moss, with vocals by NYC's Denise De La Cruz, "What's The Message" is an awesome vocal house over deep melodic groove.
Vocal mix is reminiscent of early Angel Moreas, while the 'Message Dub' harkens you back the Sound Factory Bar and MK's classic dub of Nightcrawlers "Push The Feeling On." "Mirage Dub" finds Pete channelling his early house influences such as Blaze, Frankie Knuckles, and Tony Humphries. True house music!
Pete Tong played the next Ovum release on his 9/19/03 BBC Radio 1 show.
TRAINSPOTTING WITH WINK IN DMC UPDATE
I-cube "Oblivion" (Dj dixon Edit)
This version isn't available (yet?!?!), as Dixon blessed me with a CDR in November. It has become one of my favorite songs since he presented it to me. Now the edit makes this original track more DJ friendly. Longer intro, outro and meat of track being that the original LP version is only 4 minutes. The original 'oblivion' can be found on the wonderfully eclectic I-Cube LP entitled '3'. Borrowing from Adonis's acid house classic 'no way back' I-Cube adds deep, lush, sexy, atmospheric blissful strings and synths,
creating a new monster! Sick! Will play for a long time! Thanks Dixon and thanks Nicolas! Now, I hope everybody buys the LP and does their personal edit to play out!
2) Detroit Grand Pubahs "The Clapper" Poker Flat Recording
Imagine Green Velvet and Prince hooking up… Interesting, huh. I usually listen to music initially then listen for vocals-Not this time. A steady 4/4 kick lends its repetitive nature so one can focus on the fun, crazy lighthearted vocals, telling the story of an alien visiting planet earth. Bump, Bump, Bump. Jesper Dahlback on the remix providing a gritty, dark techno house alternative to the quirky, bouncy minimal original. Wish there was a houseier, less tough version available, but this will do until more
remixes surface, if they do. Should be a big record.
3) Wink "Oakish"/ "Fill Me With Acid" Ovum Recordings
Two different tracks that were represented on two separate LP's in the USA only. 'Oakish,' a chunky, stab filled, tech house, driving builder was the only original track of mine featured on my "Profound Sounds Volume 2" mixed CD. This has been getting great support from equal number of techno and house heads, so we decided to release it on vinyl. On the other side; "Fill me with Acid," is the first single to be released on my "20 to 20" CD. This CD is a collection of acid house influenced tracks I've composed over the past years. It’s music that I've made to use as a DJ, to make crowds go
crazy… This track is a good example! A demented hysteria in this build up!!
4) DZ & DZ "We Love Acid" (RZ5)
Can't say who this one is… But what I can say is! Sick! Huge! Rocking! Aceeid! This CDR will hopefully be on vinyl by the time this article is published. The classic 'Jesus Loves the Acid' track redone in a superb fashion! It was a big record when it first came out, and it's a big record now! Old school, meeting the present, in a refreshing manner! Thanks to my friend in Paris for this!
Harry Romero "Feedback" Bambossa CDR
Harry in his tough guise. Very'‘beetle beats.' A bumpin, pumpin, fat, nasty, driving, well-produced techno-house monster! Whoa. Very Plastikman influenced with Harry's overall diverse great production signatures. Will be big. Respect to Harry for staying true to his diverse production skills and desires to make music. Whether it's house, pumping techno or whatever… Keep it comin' Harry!
6) Rune "Beautiful" (Acid Dub) Underwater
Darren gave this to me in Ibiza after he destroyed the dance floor with it at Pasha! I had to have it. Taking elements of the 80's acid movement and adding the present sounding house components creates a driving 303, funkafied tune that's a joy to play. Actually, when the 303 bassline first comes in, the crowd usually yells and screams. That's when you know it's banging!
7) Funk D'Void "All That Matters" Soma
Hearing this, I figured that Lars composed "All That Matters" after his baby was born. A beautiful tech house story told through soundscapes he filters in our ears. Lush, sexy, and deep yet he's not afraid to use a kick with brawn that helps drive this journey all over the place! Lots of people have been digging this one for some time, and I'm glad. I love records like this; Deep & sexy with energy and power to push crowds to shake their stuff! A wonderful record to set a radiant mood.
8) Deetron "Miss Suave" Intec
Another good example of how to make a record beautiful and sexy, yet still be strong and powerful enough to play on the dancefloor. Percussive techno funk! Rolling basslines, echoed pads, analog synths, Detroit influenced string stabs, it's got it all! Making techno sexy! I dig it! I like pitching it down a couple of %'s. Deetron continues to flex his diverse production skills in electronic music.
9) Toob "Union Street" (Kenny Hawkes rmx) Groovetech
Don't know if this track was ever released, but it's something to search for. A way to track this down is to get Rolando's mix CD/LP on NRK as it's featured there. Had this sometime last year as a CDR, and have been playing it as often as I can. Such a hypnotic groove! Just drags me into the sound and engulfs me in waves of pulsating tones. I don't want the groove to stop! From it's start, the track keeps building, hovers, grooves, and constantly expands and contracts rhythmically. Layers of deep sounds and strings swirl in and out. Man… Funky, deep, sexy house! More like this Kenny!
Avus "Real" Border Community
The 4th release on BC and I find that it's pretty consistent with the sounds coming forth from this label. James Holden gave this to me in December, and lately, I've been playing the original out quite a bit. It's not the most stand out-ish record, but it grooves along nicely. Not too quirky, but just enough. Spacey swirls and stabs, haunting strings, minimal percussion and a fat, fat bassline pushes this ditty on and on. Feel torn about the vocal speech sample, as I would rather it not be there, or be something else. All
in all a good lil' tech house tool. It will break up a house or techno set nicely. Also features a clicky Nathan Fake version as well.
BONUS) Steffan Goldmann "Shimmer" Ovum Recordings
Steffan is kicking out the house tracks from his Berlin Studio and we’re fortunate to have picked up a couple of his tracks for Ovum. This is a sexy house track with a deeeep bass line that continues to roll with hypnotic Basic Channel style influences. A great tool in a house or tech-house set that can be useful for transitions into different avenues of house music. I also had to get my remix hands in on this track. I created a more tweaky tech house groove, adding a different feel, yet keeping it true to it’s minimal funky sweet original. When I played it out, I got stand out "I want that track…What is that track" comments from producer / DJ's as diverse as Richie Hawtin to Eric Morillo. Neat! Will be out on Ovum real soon.
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