Josh Wink – When A Banana Was Just A Banana Remixed & Peeled review

Artist: Josh Wink
Title: When a Banana Was a Banana Remixed and Peeled
Label:
Ovum US
Genre:
Minimal House/Tech House
Format:
CD, Digital
Buy From: Juno Records, Juno Download

Josh Wink’s fourth artist album, “When A Banana Was Just A Banana” was one of dance music’s most acclaimed albums of last year. This year, the same label, Wink’s own Ovum imprint, are releasing a remix album that includes work from a selection of the most highly respected producers around today.

Such was the popularity of the album that the Philadelphia acid don started being asked about the potential for remixing certain tracks. By the time several of his high profile producer friends had picked out the individual tracks they wanted to rework, Wink realised that this could make its own release. He then enlisted the remix services of other DJ /producers that he respected himself to take on other tracks from his album.

The resulting selection of tracks, which includes edits from Radioslave, Slam, Nic Fanciulli, Jimpster, Chateau Flight, Matthias Tanzmann and Martin Buttrich showcases a variation of styles but makes  a complete album when put together. Each of the top notch producers on this album has given their chosen track their own interpretation, making this collection as enthralling as it is impressive.

With impressive artwork designed by Parker Jacobs, this is the complete package. The limited edition vinyl even connect together to mark the fifteen years that Ovum has been around for. The release will also tie in with tour that celebrates the same milestone. More than just that though, this collection of remixes is so rounded and comprehensive that it is able to stand and shine as an album in itself, just like Wink’s original album.

Review: Tom Jones