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Josh Wink Collaborates With Truncate On New Release ‘Be Aware’ Out 10th December

Josh Wink is as iconic as it gets in electronic music. The Philly artist crafted several of the genre’s most enduring hits early in his career and has continued to remain at the forefront of the scene ever since. The golden era of dancefloor rave to the classic anthem, ‘Higher State of Consciousness’, still comes to mind in all of Josh’s music. Coined as the 90s utopia of the dance and electronic scene, Josh Wink continues to deliver a bedrock of breakbeat dance anthem built on an influential raver’s nostalgia. For all those who could recall, Wink concocted the classic track ‘Higher State of Consciousness’ more than a decade ago, providing a soundtrack built on a feeling of a rhythmic bass. The six-minute song received resounding success all across Europe and erupted in dance clubs, rave venues and even on the radio. It was an absolutely floor shaking mix that stoked the flames of unquestionable memories till today.

Newly released on 10th December as part of his Ovum label and collaborating with Truncate, ‘Be Aware’ is a superb new tune from the iconic DJ. Truncate is one of the new techno dons, known for his funky signature style of jacking’ tracks, along with crafting vast, all-consuming grooves that dominate dance ï¬‚oors. He has done so mostly on his own label and under the moniker, Audio Injection. In early 2011, he started the project Truncate to focus on the deeper, raw techno sound, getting massive critical acclaim from world class underground talents such as Ben Klock, Luke Slater, Chris Liebing and more. This time, the two electronic duo has cooked up some real magic on the latest track in the musical spectrum.

‘Be Aware’ came about during a multi-day studio session at Truncate’s LA studio and is the first of two EPs that will be released from that same creative collaboration. Josh has been a fan of Truncate for years and also had him remixed his 2016 single ‘Shoelaces’ and 2017 single ‘Resist’, while in return Josh remixed Truncate’s 2017 tune ‘Concentrate’.

The new release is a timeless ghoulish techno track with freaky vocals that keep you looking over your shoulder. A sparse lead synth rises and falls to edgy effect, slick drums roll deep and unique tweaked effects flesh out this most well-crafted of tracks. Truncate offers his own influential interpretation,where the tempo quickens and buildsinto an infectious powerful groove that has immense impact.

This EP is a perfect example of an artist collaboration, where you can equally hear the signature sound of each producer in one distinctive track. This is the first coming together of these two underground icons and the results are unsurprisingly powerful.

As a dominant force in the club music spectrum making pulsating beats and dance music, Josh Wink continues to push the boundaries of electronic music with his unique take on techno, shifting and influential beats that is sure to make you get lost in the moment.

Words by Sheila Lim

Posted On 4 October, 2022