King Britt x Supernatural x Firefly feat Ursula Rucker
I had just come of worldwide tour with Digable Planets and Josh had come home from constant touring, spreading his love of techno/acid house to the world. This was right before the release of his massive Higher States of Consciousness. We decided to start a new label and was trying to decide on the name. Many things were on the list including the word Ovum. My daughter was to be born in a few months and ovum meant the basis of life. We felt that fit the label as music was the basis for our lives and many others. Each release would inject new life into the scene. Thus Ovum Recordings was formed.
I knew the great Ursula Rucker for years in grade and high school. She had just gotten out of a long relationship and started to use spoken word as a release for her creative side. Her voice is magical and unique. I felt it would be perfect if she was to be on the first release. It was a track that I did after coming back from a rave in deep St Louis. (I actually got out in time. The FBI busted the whole party and arrested everyone). I told Urse the story and we dedicated the song to the name of the rave called Supernatural.
I used the Roland TR909, Casio FZ1 sampler and Yamaha TX81Z sound module (which for all you young kids is every house sound from the 90s). I sampled and flipped the congas from the Ojay’s I Love Music (Philly) and created the track in a day. Ursula came over and laid the vocals the next day and the rest is history.
The song went on to become a classic with the Original version, Josh Wink’s Acid Journey Mix on the b-side and the most popular mix, the acapella. It was soon licensed to Slip N Slide in the uk, after they requested Wink’s acid mix for release.
Ursula’s voice was everywhere. Every dj in all genres used to play that acapella in mixes and was sampled a few times. Most recently, Sander Kleinberg did a nice dedication to the song, with new vocals by Ursula. Other remixes surfaced as well on the Soundz label by the legendary Hardfloor and Derrick Carter.
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Wink’s Acid Journey Remix