Michael Woods (DJ)
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Woods at Sutra in California, 2015
|Birth name||Michael Anthony Woods|
|Also known as||Michael Woods, Out of Office, Warrior, Accadia, M1, M3|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, dj, music producer|
|Instruments||Keyboards, mixer, synthesizer|
|Labels||Diffused Music, Rising Music, mau5trap, Ministry of Sound, Toolroom Records|
|Associated acts||deadmau5, Chris Lake, Calvin Harris, Moguai, Funkagenda, Mark Knight, AN21, Max Vangeli, Example, Cathy Dennis, Kaskade, Lady Gaga|
Michael Anthony 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. He has worked under the stage names of Out of Office, Warrior, Accadia, M1 and M3.
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 No. 19. "Voodoo" also reached top 40. 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 No. 46 and No. 52 respectively.
Michael Woods' sister, Marcella Woods, is also a singer, known for her co-operations with Matt Darey on "Beautiful", "Liberation" and "U Shine On". Her vocals also appear on "So Special" (2005), which was the result of co-operation 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 Woods is currently managed by Three Six Zero Group.
- RA: Michael Woods
- "Chart Stats: Warrior". Chartstats.com. Retrieved 16 May 2007.
- Special Guest DJ Producer Michael Woods, Makes A Workout Mix Just For FitEDM - FitEDM
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 610. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Michael Woods Announces SLS Las Vegas Residency, Premieres New Single 'Brain Went Ping': Exclusive | Billboard