Artist: Josh Wink & Truncate
Title: Let Go
Label: Ovum Recordings
Cat. #: OVM322
Format: Digital, vinyl
Release Date: 26th August 2022
1. Let Go
2. Let Go (Josh Wink remix)
Titans of the techno world Josh Wink and Truncate come together again for a mighty follow up collaboration on wink’s ovum recordings.
This hugely accomplished pair needs little introduction. Wink has been a mainstay of the underground for decades, pioneering a techno sound as a DJ, label head and producer that takes in acid, deepness and plenty of drive. Truncate, meanwhile, is one of the new school leaders with a signature sound built on heavy but funky drums and hypnotic grooves. They have worked together before on tracks like last year’s ‘Be Aware’ and strike gold once more here.
‘Let Go’ is a mighty track that combines both artists’ best qualities. The chunky drum funk will rock clubs of any size, while the searing synth work and ravey stabs bring real futurism. As the track unfolds, the tension rises and falls to keep drama levels high but the robust groove never lets up.
Wink then steps up to remix and does so with a more direct approach – the hefty drums are paired with slamming hits. Squirrelling synths layer in further intensity and the texture of the track makes it even more arresting for the peak moments in any set.
These are two visceral tracks from two vital artists