i-DJ: josh wink

Press play on Josh Wink’s summer feels mix.

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Jul 11 2016, 5:05pm

Over the past two decades Josh Wink has become aligned with some of the biggest producers and DJs in the game. With classics such as Higher State of Consciousness and Don't Laugh, his productions have seen him turn the art of taking a single idea and crafting it into a weighty rich and resonant masterpiece. The Philly native recently celebrated 21 years of his label Ovum Recordings, an imprint that has been a driving force in the industry since its inception, putting out tunes from the likes of Scuba, King Britt, DJ Pierre, Levon Vincent and Loco Dice to name a small few. His DJ sets are a mesmerising journey through a delectable blend of house and techno laced with funk and acidity and we're treated to some of exactly that today. Welcoming the legend that is Josh Wink into the mix with his debut i-DJ:

What are the top three tracks getting heavy rotation in your sets?
Josh Wink, Buoyantly Grounded. Mr. G, Precious cargo (G's out dub) Josh Wink, Ensnare.

What's the most hedonistic party you've ever been to?
Still looking for it.

What's the most phenomenal clubbing venue in the world and why?
Lots of good ones but, I enjoy P-bar in Berlin. Get lost, no inhibitions. Just be, all night and all day.

If you could go back to back with any DJ, at any venue, who would it be and why?
Probably Ron Hardy in Chicago at the Music Box mid 80s.

What's the most debauched thing you've ever seen on the dance floor?
Texting.

What would your dream rider consist of?
The one I had when I went on tour with MeatBeatManifesto in 1999. A vegan chef.

What does your actual rider consist of?
Bottles of beers, water, liquor and champagne for my friends. For me, cold pressed organic juices, vegan snack bars.

What's your favourite party anthem of all time?
Survivor, Eye of the Tiger

Where do you go when the record ends and the lights come on?
I stay in the booth, and put another record on.

What track would you end the night on when everyone's still awake and its time to go to sleep?
Survivor, Eye of the Tiger.

Finish the sentence, the music sounds better with…
A great sound system.

Josh Wink Shoelaces EP will be out August 12 on Boysnoize Records and Carl Cox and Jon Rundell remixes of Josh Wink's Talking To You will be out on August 5 on Intec.