Back on his own Ovum imprint with his first EP in over four years, Josh Wink recalls blowjobs in DJ booths, reveals his foot massage obsession and considers a second calling as a medicine man in our quick-fire Q&A.
Ask music. It chose me.
If you weren’t making music what would you be doing?
Maybe medicine. I’ve always been interested in the body and how it works, let alone the ability to help people.
“What's my greatest regret? 'Higher State Of Consciousness'”
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
If you have something to say, make sure you lie.
What inspires you?
Life experiences. None in particular. Simply things in life. Art, food, travel, books – you get the idea.
Best club experience?
Blowjobs in the DJ booth. And getting great responses from playing my own tracks.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
These are the ones I try to forget and not tell anyone about.
What’s the worst track you’ve ever released?
I’m happy with all the releases I’ve made. However, I’m not happy with the deals that were made with some of those releases! Releases are like tattoos. If you don’t want to be stuck with a bad tattoo then don’t get one. Tattoos can be removed, releases can’t.
Recommend us a film.
I haven’t seen that many over the past two years as it’s difficult to make time for them with a newborn child. However, I was able to see Wreck-It Ralph on the plane the other week and it was entertaining.
Recommend us a book.
Dr William Sears’ The Discipline Book. Understand where my head is?
What’s the next big thing?
What or who is underrated?
What are you addicted to?
What do you lust over?
My lady’s sweets.
What is your greatest regret?
‘Higher State Of Consciousness’.
What one thing would most improve your life?
Being more able to talk my talk and walk my walk.
What’s the worst gig you’ve ever played?
Why would I want to remember those?
“Some of the coolest things to happen in my music have been by accident. Make mistakes!”
Collaboration: rich creative experience or pain in the ass?
Positive experience. Yet I don’t do it often.
What one piece of software/kit could you not do without? Why?
Art or money?
With art comes money.
Strangest place you ever wrote a track?
In the back of a bakery shop.
What’s your single biggest frustration in the music industry?
Lots of effort and loss of money.
What’s the worst thing about making music?
It never seems finished.
What’s your motto?
“Bert the flirt.”
Tweet us a tip. What’s the best production advice you can give in 140 characters or less?
Some of my biggest or coolest things to happen in my music have been by accident. Whether it’s hitting a wrong button or entering the wrong info. Make mistakes! [That's too long but we'll let you off this time! – Ed.]