Mahala & Green Fetish Records pres. Josh Wink
Friday 2nd December 2016
Royal Melbourne Hotel
Are you ready to ascend to a Higher State of Consciousness? Mahala are joining forces with Green Fetish Records to bring a true pioneer back to grace our shores for the first time since 2010. You might recognise him from many aliases, Dinky Dog, The Crusher or Size 9 but you will definitely know him as Josh Wink, a decorated dancefloor veteran. Earning his stripes in the warehouses of West Philly in the 80s, Wink established a style all of his own, never afraid to push buttons and boundaries in his great electronic experiment.
The big daddy of Ovum Recordings has gifted us with timeless classics, a wizard whose acid tweakery and diverse palette has stood the test of time. Spanning an organic soundscape of innovation, we can never be quite sure what wildflowers will bloom at his fingers but we can guarantee it’s going to shake the foundations of the technosphere this summer. The master is coming to Royal Melbourne Hotel for 3 hours of madness this December – where my Superfreaks at?!
When you’re as iconic a figure as Josh Wink, it’s not so easy to sum up a career in a few words—but there are a couple of terms that might serve to get a handle on the seminal electronic music producer’s lifework. One of the most apt, certainly, would be longevity. A brief scan of Wink’s mammoth résumé reveals the following: Early-’80 days as an underage mobile DJ; a major role in fostering his native Philadelphia’s burgeoning warehouse scene during the house music explosion later that decade; name-making ’90s club hits like “Don’t Laugh,” “Higher State of Consciousness” and “I’m Ready”; a label, Ovum Recordings, that’s undisputedly one of the most essential dance music imprints; and his current position, after all these years, as one of the scene’s most vibrant and creative DJs and producers.