So why can't the turntable legend get love at home?
"It’s always been difficult in the USA with electronic music, as most people listen to this music in clubs, where you have to be 21 years old to get in," but by then musical tastes are often long developed, Wink says. "Luckily, with Internet radio and online record shops people can do their work and find music and artists on their own more easily than ever. This is the key to the future of electronic music.
Wink is quick to add that unlike other American cities, Philly does have good music shops that carry international music, like AKA Music, on Second Street in Old City.
"The club scene for techno and electronic music has always been strong here in Philly, but really, really small." he said.
If a celebrity of Wink's stature hasn't shaped attitudes on techno here, little else may. So, for now, he'll continue to spend a lot of time on airplanes.
"Travel has been a huge part of my life for the past 18 years. I sometimes base myself in Spain in the Balleric Islands to cut down on the travel." Wink says. "But it’s always a nice feeling when I come home.
Christopher Wink is a freelancer from Frankford.