Michael Woods (producer)

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Michael Woods
Birth name Michael Woods
Also known as Michael Woods, Out of Office, Warrior, Accadia, M1, M3
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Progressive house
Electro house
Trance
Progressive trance
Occupations Musician, DJ, music producer
Instruments Keyboards, mixer, synthesizer
Years active 1999 - present
Labels Diffused Music, Rising Music, mau5trap, Ministry of Sound, Toolroom Records
Associated acts deadmau5, Chris Lake, Moguai, Funkagenda, Mark Knight, AN21, Max Vangeli, Example, Kaskade, Lady Gaga
Website http://www.michaelwoods.co.uk/

Michael Woods is an English producer, DJ, and remixer of various EDM genres, mainly progressive house, electro house and trance. He is the founder of the imprint label Diffused Music, which was established in 2010 and focuses primarily on progressive house and tech house.[1] He has worked under the stage names of Out of Office, Warrior, Accadia, M1 and M3.

History[edit]

Initially known as Warrior, Michael Woods had his first hits in 2000 with the debut single "Warrior" and the follow-up "Voodoo". "Warrior" achieved a No. 1 ranking in the UK Club Chart, and also did well in the top 40, entering at #19. "Voodoo" also reached top 40.[2] He also released ambient trance singles on Lost Language under the name Accadia.

Woods became widely known for the songs "If U Want Me" (2003), featuring Australian model Imogen Bailey, and "Solex (Close To The Edge)" (2003), featuring vocals by Juliette Jaimes, known best for her Holly Valance cover, "Kiss Kiss" (2002). Both of these singles also had an associated music video. They peaked in the UK Singles Chart at #46 and #52 respectively.[3]

Michael Woods' sister, Marcella Woods, is also a singer, known for her cooperations with Matt Darey on "Beautiful", "Liberation" and "U Shine On". Her vocals also appear on "So Special" (2005), which was the result of cooperation between Michael Woods and Judge Jules. She has also joined Michael with Out of Office and released their second single, "Break of Dawn", to follow up the 2007 single, "Hands Up".

Michael produced the track "Changed the Way You Kiss Me" for singer & rapper Example which debuted at No.1 in the UK singles charts in June 2011.

Michael Woods is currently managed by Three Six Zero Group.

Selected discography[edit]

Singles
  • 2000: "Warrior" as Warrior (Incentive)
  • 2000: "Voodoo" as Warrior (Incentive)
  • 2001: "Into the Dawn" as Accadia (Lost Language)
  • 2002: "Blind Visions" as Accadia (Lost Language)
  • 2002: "Heaven Sent" as M1 (Inferno)
  • 2002: "Released" as Praetorian (Manifesto)
  • 2003: "If You Want Me" as Michael Woods featuring Imogen Bailey (Incentive)
  • 2003: "X" as Warrior (Incentive)
  • 2003: "Solex (Close To The Edge)" as Michael Woods (Free2air Recordings)
  • 2005: "So Special" feat. Judge Jules and Marcella Woods (Three8)
  • 2006: "Hit the Bricks" as Mike Hunt (Data Records)
  • 2007: "Hands Up" as Out of Office (with Marcella Woods) (Frenetic)
  • 2008: "Break Of Dawn 2008" as Out of Office (with Marcella Woods) (Frenetic)
  • 2008: "Dancing In The Dark" as Schwarzkopf (Cayenne)
  • 2008: "Natural High"
  • 2009: "Drop Zone / Made In South America"
  • 2009: "No More Waiting"
  • 2009: "Yemba / Wobble" (with Ant Brooks)
  • 2009: "Envolver / Black Strip"
  • 2010: "Domino's" (with Chris Lake)
  • 2010: "Dropzone (2010 Remix)"
  • 2010: "Dynamik" (mau5trap)
  • 2010: "Alchemy" (with Funkagenda)
  • 2010: "Nitro"
  • 2010: "Midnight Run"
  • 2010: "No Access"
  • 2011: "Banger" (with Mark Knight)
  • 2011: "First Aid"
  • 2011: "Front Line"
  • 2011: "What's What"
  • 2011: "Burned You Away"
  • 2011: "VMS"
  • 2011: "Fruitcake"
  • 2011: "Bullet"
  • 2011: "Last Day On Earth"
  • 2011: "Full Access"
  • 2011: "Let The Games Begin"
  • 2012: "Airborne"
  • 2012: "Warrior"
  • 2012: "IndepenDANCE"
  • 2012: "Goodbye" (with Sheldon featuring Polina)
  • 2012: "Nightfall" (with AN21 & Max Vangeli)
  • 2012: "We've Only Just Begun" (featuring Ester Dean)
  • 2013: "Black Thong" (with Chris Lake)
  • 2013: "Platinum Chains"
  • 2013: "Clanga"
  • 2013: "The Pit"
  • 2014: "In Your Arms" (featuring Lauren Dyson) (Unreleased)


Remixes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diffused Music". Tumblr. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Chart Stats: Warrior". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 610. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

"Michael Woods Interview". Clubbing9ine.com. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 

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