MoS Club Residents – Michael Woods Rel. 25th April

Written by Michael

March 1, 2011 8:08 pm

At the heart of Ministry of Sound’s empire is the legendary club itself, a standard bearer for the greatest DJs and finest dance music the world has to offer. Each weekend it throws open its doors to thousands of clubbers, drawn by the biggest names and hottest new talent all unleashed on the planet’s premium soundsystem (a unique custom design by Martin Audio).
The resident DJs have always been central to the club’s music policy, regular players of international renown who make Ministry of Sound their London home. Last October, the club handpicked a group of new residents with the aim to drive and nurture them.

Michael Woods is one such figure and a welcome guest who has now become part of their musical family. It’s little wonder that Woods is a part of that select bunch, given his popularity with the Ministry of Sound faithful and his newly acquired role as a worldwide tour resident, thus it’s appropriate he’s been chosen to take the helm of the club’s first instalment in their new ‘Ministry of Sound Club Resident’ album series, a set of compilations which will promote the pool of talent selected in October.

2010 saw Michael Woods build on an already impressive pedigree. As a DJ, he conquered Ibiza via a residency at Cream at Amnesia and smashed dancefloors around the globe with tours across four continents (including a support for Deadmau5’s UK tour).

As a producer, he released some of the year’s biggest underground anthems, including ‘No Access’ and ‘First Aid’, on his own label, Diffused Music, and he was the only artist whose remix was included on Deadmau5’s recent album, ‘4×4=12’. This is in addition to previous outings on an enviable list of imprints which includes Mau5trap, Deconstruction, and Toolroom Records, and remix requests from the likes of Kylie Minogue, Underworld, Martin Solveig, Estelle, P Diddy, Timbaland & Missy Elliot, and many more.

This compilation features a run of unreleased tracks from Woods himself, including ‘Front Line’, and ‘I Hate Love’ (both made for this album), alongside his signature anthems such as ‘Midnight Run’, ‘Nitro’, ‘Dynamik’, and ‘Drop Zone’, and his collaboration with Chris Lake (‘Domino’s’). Continuing the hybrid compilation concept, he’s mixed up some of his biggest remixes to date, pulling in his rerubs for Deadmau5 (‘I Said’, ‘Strobe’), La Roux (‘In For The Kill’), Underworld (‘Always Loved A Film’), Martin Solveig (‘Hello’) and Moguai (‘Oyster’). Further releases in this new album series will be announced later in 2011.

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