first he had us in denial. then he made us an offer we couldnt resist. now hes fixing our focus on the most crucial player in this whole house caper: the selecta. come again? selecta is yet another crystalline acid body workout from the ovum boss whos been dishing out single sinewy shell-outs in a seriously rich vein of form of late. galvanised by heavily swung drums, loaded and coded with a venom-like funk and characterised by a big soundsystem vocal that tears out of nowhere and disappears just as quickly, its yet another unique piece of 303 witchcraft, the likes of which only wink can conjure. deeply groovy, unabashed darkness and just a nuance of mischief with the vocal, its yet another precision piece from mr wink whos also kindly provided an instrumental for your added creative pleasure. selectors, this ones for you. you know what to do…
ltd decks edition with fullcover artwork only available on decks.de - this debut from longstanding east german maestro mathias kaden is no exception a bucket-list ep for the gera-based artist whose followed and collected from winks label since inception, nova is both a personal showcase and a homage to a label thats inspired his tension-heavy signature. adding to a discography that boasts some of most respected techno labels possible (vakant, mule musiq, watergate, desolat, freude am tanzen), the nova ep flexs kadens darkest and deepest tendencies and includes certain signatures that many of the best ovum releases share: acid, a direct and effective single word sample, versions and a dj tool that will blow your dancefloors heads off.
this debut from longstanding east german maestro mathias kaden is no exception a bucket-list ep for the gera-based artist whose followed and collected from winks label since inception, nova is both a personal showcase and a homage to a label thats inspired his tension-heavy signature. adding to a discography that boasts some of most respected techno labels possible (vakant, mule musiq, watergate, desolat, freude am tanzen), the nova ep flexs kadens darkest and deepest tendencies and includes certain signatures that many of the best ovum releases share: acid, a direct and effective single word sample, versions and a dj tool that will blow your dancefloors heads off.
2017 repress !! bulgarian up and coming producer kink, brings us his debut release on ovum. on the a side, kink brings us >rachel<. give you a deep percussive journey that gives a nod to all the things that you love about early chicago house. this deep raw track takes you on many twists and turns. what starts as a lush beauty builds into a raw energetic monster. as the synth mid bass kick in the tracks takes on entirely new energy. it continues to build as the strings come in and we reach full climax ...
ltd 2017 repress - israeli producer yotam avni is back with a fresh cut of uplifting, inspirational dance-floor music, along the same lines as some of the killer cuts hes produced for the likes of robsoul, be as one and osunlades yoruba records imprint. weaving elements of detroit techno, jacking chicago house and deep atmospheres, yotam avnis productions - either under his own name or pseudonyms - avadon and jersey real estate - are guaranteed to keep the midnight oil burning, no matter the crowd. its with this reputation that ovum recordings welcomes the passionate producer to its ever-swelling ranks
2017 repress -- commencing ovums 20th birthday celebrations, josh wink digs into the vaults for a very special piece of the labels history, presenting three perfect reinterpretations of winks hyperkinetic acid techno classic are you there.
wink returns to the ovum motherland after a year of big hitters on intec, boysnoize and r&s. and he’s packing some serious substance. the clue is in the title, the message is in the hypnotic signature vocal loop, the attitude is in the spiked-out sinewy tendrils of acid, sharped in the way only josh knows how: ‘resist’ is the sound a man who, like all of us, is confounded and frustrated with the current political and media climate. tension, fear and adrenalin ripple throughout as we dynamically ride the tangible, visceral highs and lows in a quintessential classic wink way. remix-wise truncate forges through the blurred truths, manipulation and divisiveness with two clear dancefloor tactics: a thundering, roughly-hewn late night techno roll-out and a deeper, leaner approach for slightly earlier hours with a rising siren that acts as a call to arms for like minds to unify. truncate isn’t alone with the multiple versions: in echoes of some of his most influential tracks ‘superfreak’ and ‘don’t laugh’, josh has also provided two stripped-back acapella-style tracks to ensure the critical message is entwined beyond the track itself. and that message is clear: exist to resist. you know what to do. - josh wink is on a roll following last recent big tracks on boys noize, cocoon, soma, and of course ovum. - dj support from chris liebing, scuba, len faki, slam, jamie jones, john digweed, and more. radio support from eats everything (radio 1), b traits (radio 1), coco cole (capital 1xtra).
introducing amberoom: a brand new name from three old friends. manuel tur, adrian hoffmann and ramin nouyan. operating in a similar mindset to manuels ribn project a few years ago, amberoom is a celebration of the freestyle spirit. three mates and a bunch of machines jamming the day away with no intention but creating beautiful moments, dynamics and tones.
with over 25 years in the game, andré galluzzi can respectfully be awarded the veteran badge of honour. a mark of experience and longevity for an artist who has, as they say, been there and done it all. today howeversees the german take on a new adventure, with his debut release for josh winks ovum recordings. as a dj, andré has held residencies at three of germany and the worlds most influential clubs - tresor, ostgutand berghain. been the driving force behind his own we play vinyl party. managed his own taksi (along side paul brtschitsch) and aras record labels and featured his own music on such highly acclaimed imprints as cocoon, cadenza, ostgut ton and highgrade. back in 2001, having released his seminal mix compilation, ‘im garten’, andré embarked on a new series of events that regularly saw him play intoxicating sets of up to 10-hours. the parties went by the name of submerge and those infamous dj sets have inspired his beautiful brace for ovum today. the metronomic kick drum of the title track introduces us to its immersive groove, whilst bubbling and elasticated fx vie for our attention, adding a sublime swing to submerge. on the flip, bold, by name and nature, ups the swing ante with its fierce acidic melody, shimmering hats and rasping snare. support from: josh wink, pan pot, joris voorn, dj hell, huxley, doc martin, till von sein, anja schneider, &me, catz n dogz and more!
anton pieete is known for his classic, textured take on house & techno. the dutchman has spent recent years exploring the reaches of his analogue set up, releasing a string of hugely popular eps for joris voorns rejected imprint. now he turns over his latest wares to ovum, with another impressive offering in the shape of themenu. while it may be our starter, first dish peven is definitely more of a main course. heady and intoxicating with itspercussive, funky drums and undulating keys, its carries us on its woozy wave of rich analogue bass. our appetite is further satisfied by the deeper sophisticated tones of lite green. its malleable, swinging groove is governed by its pulsating bassline and dense kick-drum as lazer synths sweep and claps fire on thisclassy cosmic jam. bn300s dramatic and ghostly strings are at odds with its frenetic bouncing bass melody and yet together theywork in complete harmony to create our final musical indulgence from the menu.
from his days organising free parties in and around northwest france during the early 2000s, oniris has risen the classical way: years of djing have given him an innate understanding of dancefloor dynamics and a firm crew and label to create with: astropolis. since breaking through in 2011, his tracks have rapidly picked up support from all the right corners: agoria, laurent garnier, john digweed, marc romboy and josh wink have all lent their support. having already released some of his finest work on bedrock and systematic, its now ovum’s turn to play host to oniris’ latestwork, the nightwalk ep. eschewing his penchant for the peak time, oniris steers away from the euphoric’s of previous outings and, whilst retaining his melodic moves, creates a selection of deep, warm and groovy cuts with a spiky electric edge. head-nodders, shoulder-droppers & hip-swingers rejoice, these slinky dancefloor numbers are for you. support coming from: pete tong, hernan cattaneo, guy j, lane 8, matthias mayer, christian smith, till von sein, luca bacchetti, marc romboy and more!
back with more underground bullshit! ovum are more than proud to welcome the return of the might gel abril. gels production career exploded with ovum almost 10 years ago with the iconic aforementioned underground bullshit ep.
ovum welcomes leftbank records co-boss dudley strangeways: a uk house and techno dj rooted with serious residency stripes at the legendary back to the future parties and appearances at the likes of boiler room. hot off the back of releases on stardub, little helpers and made of concrete comes his ovum debut, three tracks made constructed for one sole purpose… melting minds in the darkest of rooms. keep it clean is twistedly simple, a rump-busting roll in the drum department and paranormal pad leave space for a precision tuned tone that warps with the gravitas of a life support machine. sinewy, cold and deliciously disconcerting, dudley ensures funk and focus with delicately placed rhythmic elements and constant fluctuations. next we find ourselves breaking into an early 90s warehouse as transition whisks us on an acid trip with flurries of jack and a lean lead line that slithers through the ever-mutating drums and occasional fx hailstorms. devilishly futuristic and tailored for those deep long blends, the stripped back extensive nature of this guarantees mixing bliss. truly, tracks built by a dj, for djs. don t let this one slip…
nacho marcos warm trax vol. 1 was an ovum highlight in 2015 and a much welcomed return to the label for the spanish producer. vol. 1 with its rich analogue textures and acidic flair, picked up a wealth of support. today nacho returns with vol. 2 and a new trio of trax for our trip.
the precision-tuned tech machine that is rob hes continues to scale up the gears with his highly anticipated debut on josh winks ovum. a key weapon in robs full-shade arsenal, main sounds follows a solid stream of steam-powered grooves on the likes of tronic, sci+tec, elevate, kd music and, just this month, gregor treshers breaking new soil. its already become the subject of ardent id theorists and demanding fan queries thanks to his recent asia tour video
fall into a dream state, leave your body, here we go… fresh from launching his 909 til infinity with option 4 and storming bpm so hard he was identified by pulse radio as one of the key breakthrough acts of the mexican festival, manik returns to ovum with more visceral, physical slabs of straight-up tech funk.
tokyo touch down: ovum welcomes one of japans most consistent techno producers in recent years ryogo yamamori. the man behind the well-respected 951 imprint and a dj schedule that frequently sees him demonstrating dark strategies from korea to canada, ryogo makes his ovum debut with a tight tech triptych
fresh from their successful asia tour, recent remixes on monza and king street and appearance on chris tietjens zehn cocoon compilation, italian duo doomwork make their ovum debut with a trio of powerful rolling tech burners. reflecting their multi-shade style and influences, every chapter of the night is consummately catered for.
its a bold and brave producer who takes on the task of remixing a stone-cold classic cut from the annuals of house history, but thats just what joris voorn, kink, phil weeks and ambivalent have done with their fresh versions of dj dozias ovum debut ‘pop culture
its a bold and brave producer who takes on the task of remixing a stone-cold classic cut from the annuals of house history, but thats just what joris voorn, kink, phil weeks and ambivalent have done with their fresh versions of dj dozias ovum debut pop culture.
having made his ovum debut alongside michael penman on the hugly popular shimmer ep back in 2013, berlins us born resident ambivalent returns to the label, flying solo, with his fantastic new double-header phase doubt.
new jerseys finest returns to ovum with the much anticipated follow up to his hugely successful and widely supported 2014 get deep ep, a release that saw harry return to his roots and deliver, with the title track, a true festival and ibiza house anthem. aquarium and what what, the latest double-header from romero, seeks to carry on from where his previous ovum outing left off… with its echoing sax and signature snappy percussion, aquarium leads the release with its wonderful balaeric mood and flavour. whilst on the flip, what what taps into his techier trade, as harry twists and tweaks in a full on dark room frenzy, evoking memories of classic his sondos moments.
sometimes the best things in life come slowly, building up over a prolonged amount of time to reach a perfected state of euphoria. thats the ethos at play as josh winks ever-lasting ovum imprint release the breathe ep from ben hoo. the london based producer and multi instrumentalist draws on his long list of influences and tastes, weaving in classical structure, down-tempo beats and more into his eclectically flavoured tracks.
toronto native and production chameleon sean miller joins the ranks of josh winks ovum recordings. after recent releases from the likes of wink himself and vince watson (who released the labels 250th release at the end of 2014), miller takes the helm for this bumping, grooving slice of tech house mastery with a latin twist.
when we say live in the future it becomes a repudiation of living in the present, and then instantly we are in a state of denial denial has a hypnotic effect on the mind. gutsy 909 claps work with percussion and futurist vocal snippets that warp and chop, whilst haunting chords wrap themselves and sublimate over the body. denial wants you to live in the future, denying the present moment. yet the music speaks in the present. to close your eyes, find yourself lose yourself in the moment and groove.
m a n i k returns to ovum with in walks bourbon! a long-standing veteran of josh winks ovum imprint, the in walks bourbon ep marks maniks fifth offering to the label and maintains the high quality weve come to expect from an artist who is comfortably at the top of his game right now. the ep consists of a trio of raw, chunky, house-influenced cuts which show m a n i k diving back in to the underground sounds of his new york roots with a taste of chicago. the a side track wink kd lures the listener in with its catchy groove and hypnotic vocal sample.
wouter de moor debuts on ovum! with previous eps on heavyweight imprints such as get physical and poker flat, dutch up-and-comer wouter de moors latest release on ovum recordings maintains his strong upward trajectory towards the big leagues
nach marco returns to ovum to kick off 2015! warm trax vol 1 sees the welcome return of nacho marco to ovum and the follow up to his critically acclaimed ghosts ep from 2013. one of the most acclaimed djs and producers from spain, nachos rich musical history is evident in all of his productions.
ovums 20th birthday celebrations continue with vince watson >deja vu<! how do you end an amazing 20th anniversary celebration? we think weve figured out our final flourish by bringing you the last of our 20th anniversary year from the amazing vince watson.