- Release Date 2015-04-20
- Label Ovum Recordings
- Catalog OVM254
Denial has a hypnotic effect on the mind. Gutsy 909 claps work with percussion and futurist vocal snippets that warp and chop, whilst haunting chords wrap themselves and sublimate over the body. Denial wants you to live in the future, denying the present moment. Yet the music speaks in the present. To close your eyes, find yourself; lose yourself in the moment and groove. Denial is an invitation to live in the present.
In the Prise d'acid version, things are ramped up a gear with more forceful kick drums and densely layered percussion. Whilst it still retains the hypnotic, evocative factor of the original, Winks trademark 303 bubbles its way in, providing more peak-time oomph.
The Tweak Dub is a raw interpretation of the original, heavily focusing on the swing and drive of the magnetic groove with trippy tweaks of analog synth sequences drawing inspiration from his Chicago luminaries.
Josh Wink is a quiet expert of metaphors within music. Of music that invites you to forget your thoughts and let the music do its work. 20 years ago he released Higher States of Consciousness, a record that portrayed and shaped dance culture at that time. Since, he has released music including I Am Ready, Dont Laugh, Oakish, When A Banana Was Just A Banana, Balls and last year he released the intense game-changer techno anthem, Talking To You, a record that hasnt left DJs boxes and has forthcoming a remix package from Adam Beyer and Matthew Dear. Wink is a producer who works ahead of trends and always stays true to his passion of the music itself, with integrity at the forefront.
I enjoy my role as a kind of musical therapist, helping people get in to the now and be present; leaving their concerns of whatever behind and surrendering to the moment to be one with the music Denial is my musical interpretation of where my head is as a DJ; it's cerebral, eyes closed, getting lost in the music, techno with a heavy nod to the journey of getting lost. The message is to live in the present, remember the past and trust the future.
Huge Support from: Adam Beyer, Loco Dice, Seth troxler, Ben Klock, Mafcel Dettmann, Heidi, Pete Tong, and many more!!!!