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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.[1]

Michael Woods
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Woods at Sutra in California, 2015
Background information
Birth nameMichael Anthony Woods
Also known asMichael Woods, Out of Office, Warrior, Accadia, M1, M3
GenresProgressive house
Electro house
Progressive trance
Occupation(s)Musician, dj, music producer
InstrumentsKeyboards, mixer, synthesizer
Years active1999–present
LabelsDiffused Music, Rising Music, mau5trap, Ministry of Sound, Toolroom Records
Associated actsdeadmau5, Chris Lake, Calvin Harris, Moguai, Funkagenda, Mark Knight, AN21, Max Vangeli, Example, Cathy Dennis, Kaskade, Lady Gaga


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.[2] He also released ambient trance singles on Lost Language under the name Accadia.[3]

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.[4][5]

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 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 operating under the project name "Offaiah", which is a play on the words "All" and "Fire".


  1. ^ RA: Michael Woods
  2. ^ "The Official Charts Company: Warrior". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 May 2007.
  3. ^ Special Guest DJ Producer Michael Woods, Makes A Workout Mix Just For FitEDM - FitEDM
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 610. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ Michael Woods Announces SLS Las Vegas Residency, Premieres New Single 'Brain Went Ping': Exclusive | Billboard

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