Josh Wink “Balls”

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Artist: Josh Wink
Title: Balls EP
Label: Ovum Recordings
Cat. #: OVM229
Format: Vinyl, Digital
Release Date: April 15th 2013
Tracklist:
1. Balls (Original Mix)
2. Balls (Groove Mix – Synth)
3. Balls (Groove Mix – No Synth)

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 Wink’s 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 Wink

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