Saturday, April 13th • Doors open 9PM, Show starts 10PM
25 Years of Ovum: Josh Wink, Doc Martin, Pete Moss, Chadwick And More at Flash
Tickets on sale Friday, February 15th at 12PM
Josh Wink ( Ovum Recordings | Philly )
Doc Martin ( Sublevel | LA )
Pete Moss ( Ovum Recordings | Philly )
"Some people get pigeonholed as being into just one thing’, Wink remarks, ‘I hate that. When there are rules, it doesn't become art, and it's not fun. I've learned that you can't please everybody, so I'd rather be concerned with making good art, and the people that like this art will stick with you."
Philadelphia born and based Josh Wink is one of the true pioneers of techno, house and allied styles - blurring the definitions.
At 13, a young Josh Wink began his first job as an apprentice at Captain Jack’s mobile DJ Company, three years later, he had started to DJ at local house parties. By 1988 – the year that ‘rave’ exploded into public conscious - Wink was already a main player on the underground music scene.
“Then I began to realize that I had ideas of songs. Instead of DJing other people’s music, I wanted to translate these ideas into my own music that was in my head. House music and new wave electronic music really influenced me when I was a teenager. Plus, going to see Jazzy Jeff and Cash Money DJ in Philly made me want to get more into the 'art' of DJing.”
As a DJ, since his 1988 ‘rave’ beginnings, Josh Wink extensively traveled the globe since 1995 – playing every festival that counts, through to the smallest and underground venues around the globe. “The Best DJ experience is being able to create an audio atmosphere where an audience can absorb from me, while I get absorbed from them.” His only residency in the world is held in his hometown of Philadelphia at Fluid.
Taking trends, making trends and breaking trends, Josh Wink’s music (under its many monikers including Wink, Winc, Winks, Winx, The Crusher, E-Culture, and Size 9, Accent, Dinky Dog, J Dawg and The Crusher) has always experimented and influenced. The sound of Josh Wink today remains one of a man unafraid to walk the border between stylistic boundaries.
Doc Martin (Sublevel)
Doc Martin – Sublevel Doc Martin’s live sets truly bring people together the variation in his style of music is endless. What makes him so different from the rest? A unique ability to spin everything from deep house vocals that have much depth and meaning to us all in some way, his funky tribal Bass lines mixed with threads of acid, his passive collection of classics rare records that are only to be heard at his gigs. Doc Martin has developed the respect as a house DJ that so many of us admire It is this respect that keeps him constantly touring, from New York to London, Japan and everywhere in between. He has frequently played and was a resident at such clubs as, Fabric (London),Panorama Bar (Berlin),Womb (Tokyo), Club Heaven (Seoul) The Faith 10 Year Anniversary (Garden Festival), Ministry (London), Trouw (Amsterdam),Beta (Denver) Secret Sundaze (London),Full Circle, Egg (London), East Village (London), Republik (Waterford , Ireland), Back to Basics (England Leeds), The End (London) Cielo (New York), Yellow (Japan), Ghost Bar (Las Vegas), Club 5 (DC), How Sweet it is (Los Angeles), Nocturnal Wonderland (Los Angeles), JuJu beats (Los Angeles), Club 5 (Washington DC), Daisy carnival(Los Angeles), Temple (San Francisco), Twilo (New York), Sound Bar, The Park Ultra Lounge (Sacramento) (Chicago) Zentra (Chicago), Sublevel (Los Angeles), Caf Del Mar (San Francisco), The Love Parade (San Francisco), Remedy (San Francisco),,Seven (Australia) as well as The Basement Jaxx & Daft Punk tour and countless other shows. Doc Martin and singer Lillia are recognized for their Sublevel Live shows and Underground events in Los Angeles. Together they started the Sublevel record label based out of Los Angeles and have toured Asia, Europe, USA & Canada .
Pete Moss ( Philly | Ovum Recordings )
Philadelphia based Pete Moss knows a thing or two about House music. Having traveled all over the world in search of the ultimate underground dance floors, and releasing over 150 projects on top labels, he's only just begun leaving his mark on the dance music world. His first 20 years of being a DJ / Producer have been nothing short of incredible. Releasing originals, remixes, Albums and Mix comps on cutting edge labels such as, Ovum, Dessous, ALola, Definity, Large, Seamless, I records, MN2's, Acryl and dozens of others, as well as his own underground Recline imprint, he's made his mark in the deep tech world and then some.
Always following new talent as well as his original musical inspirations, Pete has been remixed by some heavy hitters, including Josh Wink, Karizma, The Timewriter, Satoshi Tomiie, Joshua Iz, Omid 16b, just to name a few. As well as doing his own remixes for artist such as Andreas Saag, Mateo&Matos, Kevin Yost, The Timewriter, Onur Ozman, Scope, Fer Ferrari, The Rurals, Greenskeepers, Stan Kolev, Jay J, Daniel Kyo and many others.
Known as one of the finest late night/underground Dj's in the world, Pete has a reputation for giving his all at every gig and leaving people touched and inspired by his signature deep and eclectic sound. Including, crushing it at Fabric London, La Terrazza Barcelona, Roxy Prague, Salon Daome Montreal, Harlot San Francisco, King King L.A. The Arches GLasgow, La Santanera PDC Mexico, Rioma Mexico City, Smartbar Chicago, Living Room Miami, to name a few.
Luckily he has no plans to slow down, It's already been a big 2014 already, including a monster of a new release for Ovum Records with a killer Karizma remix, Pete has a new original album in the works, and it's apparently going to be another huge year playing his heart out.
Chadwick has been a music selector since the early 80’s. He discovered making pause edits on a home stereo tape deck stemming from a desire to make his favorite songs just a bit longer or to extend the break. The boom of hip hop breakdancing and DJ culture led him to the Fresh Fest concert in 1983 that featured RUN-DMC and the Fat Boys, but most notable that night was when he heard Grande Master Flash cutting up Chic-Good Times on the turntables. That’s when he realized the potential of changing the music, live on vinyl, to create a whole new sound.
Chadwick avidly pursued record collecting and in the early ‘90s was introduced to the clubs and sounds of NYC DJs that were delivering powerful, tribal and vocal house sets long into Sunday mornings. A passion for underground house music pushed Chadwick to open and operate a record store, Wax Worx Records, in Raleigh, North Carolina from 1995-2003. During this time he also worked as
a promoter drawing 1000+ person events and as a DJ holding down weekly local residencies and guest spots throughout the East Coast. This time also saw studio productions emerge as well received singles and remixes receiving play from the likes of Roger Sanchez, MR. C, Sasha, John Digweed and Pete Tong. After moving to Washington, DC in 2003, Chadwick took a break from DJing out in public and enjoyed the view from the dance floor. He never stopped playing for the love of music and in the summer of 2013 he was chosen as a resident for Flash Nightclub which features a fully customized Funktion-1 sound system.
He can now be found headlining Resident Nights at Flash or playing alongside some of the biggest touring DJs, bringing his unique and layered 4 deck, tech and house sound to the nation’s capitol and beyond.