The first time I saw Josh Wink was backstage at Detroit’s rave party Shazzzam. Out of the corner of my eye, I watched him talk to the people around him and preparing himself for his set on the side. I was at Oscar G just half an hour before and I had run across town to make it – it’s Josh Wink I had to go. Not to mention it was 3am when he came on, and I had to be at Detroit Metro by 5am for a flight back to NYC. I’m always at the risk for somewhat missing my flight and that night it was worth speeding down 94 just to have spent those extra minutes on stage with him. I mean how often do you get to say, yea I was dancing my butt off onstage with Josh Wink just dropping madness? Mhmm, that’s what I thought.
Never fear, this Saturday he’s coming round for Verboten for a more “dark and underground” show as they presented it, as well as an extended set to boot. No airport getaways this time – you’ll find me next to the bass, simply glued. Unfortunately since Good Units is no more (words that still bring tears to my eyes), Verboten has moved a lot of their parties to the Sullivan Room featured in the heart of the Village on 218 Sullivan St. Opening up for him will be Dani Lehman. Doors at 10pm, party till 4am.
Hailing from Philly and always tweeting about his Vegan food adventures, Josh Wink has been making waves in the minimal techno scene for quite some time. And throughout the years, he’s stuck with it making it better each time which is something he is well known for. For two decades he’s been doing what he loves which already commends him respect. With that time period you can imagine how well honed his skill level is on the decks.
I’m including this set of his from Womb, Tokyo – and as a sidenote I find that some of techno artist’s best sets happen in Tokyo. Don’t know why, will have to travel there myself one day and see the light. In the meantime however, I’ll be looking forward to seeing him this Saturday and later in May for Movement Detroit.
To purchase tickets, head on over here: Verboten Presents Josh Wink
I expect to see you there until the last record spins – just another typical night in the life of a techno lover.