When you're as iconic a figure as Josh Wink, it's not so easy to sum up a career in a few words—but there are a couple of terms that might serve to get a handle on the seminal electronic-music producer's lifework. One of the most apt, certainly, would be longevity. A brief scan of Wink's mammoth résumé reveals the following: Early-'80 days as an underage mobile DJ; a major role in fostering his native Philadelphia's burgeoning warehouse scene during the house-music explosion later that decade; name-making club hits like "Higher State of Consciousness"; a label, Ovum Recordings, that's undisputedly one of the most essential dance-music imprints; and his current position, after all these years, as one of the scene's most vibrant and creative DJs and producers.
Zouk admission on 1 June for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $28/35
Founded in 2003, Friday nights at Phuture are still THE place to be for a Flava-some night of fun with tunes spanning the wide Urban specturm. Helmed by Eclipse & Ghetto, purveyors of the finest urban beats, experience the real Hip Hop state of mind with their inimitable style of Funk, Hip-Hop and R&B. Feel the energy, taste the Flava!
Phuture admission on 1 June for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $28/35
Always having had a soft spot for old school hip-hop artists, Fritz was first infected by the techno virus in 1997 when his famous brother, Paul Kalkbrenner, and counterpart Sascha Funke decided to smuggle Fritz into legendary Berlin club, Suicide Circus, for his first ever gig. Feeling inspired, it wasn't too long after that Fritz started his own electronic music productions with left-over equipment from his brother. In 2010, his successful debut offering, Here Today Gone Tomorrow, was released to great acclaim and a follow up to that in the form of a new album on the Suol label is due out in 2012.
Velvet Underground - Dance admission on 1 June for non-members (incl 2 drinks): $28/35