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BALLS EP

  • Artists Josh Wink
  • Release Date 2013-04-22
  • Label Ovum Recordings
  • Catalog OVM229
  • Four years since his last EP release and Josh Wink is back with Balls on Ovum. Since his acclaimed album release in 2009 with When A Banana Was Just A Banana, Josh Wink has been heavily touring and working on building a new studio. Last year he produced his greatest creation to date, a beautiful baby son. After taking some time out to enjoy his newly found fatherhood, he finally got into his brand new studio towards the end of 2012. The outcome was Balls a ten-minute drive of pulsing intensity bating towards a huge breakdown, unlike any of Winks work to date I am always surprised with what happens when I go into the studio after not being in there for a while. I feel heavily inspired to make music by all the great things I hear and from personal experiences that have occurred over the past year. I didn't expect to make a techno track. However, the grooves came quickly and naturally along with the hypnotic analog pulses. Originally I came up with the foundation of my grooves using a beta version of Ableton's Live 9. And after I constructed the fundamentals of the track- I hit record, tweaked and grooved the components live for 20 minutes, and then tightened up and edited the best parts into a sequence. Then I played out, got some new ideas from crowd interaction, and re-tweaked and made improvement.When describing the track to Matt (Ovum label manager) I was saying that I think that you really have to have balls to play this track, as it's a little different from most of the music out there right now. The track's time couldn't be edited down any further as the story and journey wouldn't be conveyed. So, the ten minutes is DJ friendly and I'm happy that I can express my tale. The track, usual of my work, is based on aural textures and tension. The breakdowns have changed through several attempts, and are now adjusted to drive the crowds, whether in clubs or festivals. Josh WinkWhen youre as iconic a figure as Josh Wink, its not so easy to sum up a career in a few wordsbut there are a couple of terms that might serve to get a handle on the seminal electronic-music producers lifework. One of the most apt, certainly, would be longevity. A brief scan of Winks mammoth résumé reveals the following: Early-80 days as an underage mobile DJ; a major role in fostering his native Philadelphias burgeoning warehouse scene during the house-music explosion later that decade; name-making 90s club hits like Dont Laugh, Higher State of Consciousness and Im Ready; a label, Ovum Recordings, thats undisputedly one of the most essential dance-music imprints; and his current position, after all these years, as one of the scenes most vibrant and creative DJs and producers (witness the critical success of his 2009 long-player When A Banana Was Just A Banana). Huge Support from: Josh Wink, Sven Vath, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, John Digweed, Adam Beyer, A-trak, Boyz Noise, Tiga, Laurent Garnier, Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli, Scuba, Stephan Bodzin, Joel Mull, KiNK, James Zabiela, Funk D'Void, Gary Beck, Nick Warren, Ben Sims, Layo, and many more!!!!!!!!!!

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