We here around THE CULTURE OF ME were once obsessed with all things relating to Sassy and Dirt magazines. And while those titles are long gone, the sentiment of how they covered the culture industries has indeed left its mark on writers and culture vultures everywhere. It is because of that influence that we are proud to present our features post, “Getting Sassy with…”, wherein we bring you that much closer to your favorite bands by way of a simple Q&A session that’s both painless and informative. Ha! Beat that, FOX News!
This time: Michael Woods.
Leading up to another year of the Electric Zoo Festival happening across Labor Day weekend here in New York City, we’ve once again teamed with the people at Made Event and festival organizers to bring you closer to and give the spotlight over to the dozens of acts who’ll be gracing the stages.
With over thirty singles in the game and well over fifty remixes, UK producer Michael Woods floats around within various music genres including electronic, trance and house, working all under the monikers Warrior, Accadia, M1 and M3 and his given name himself. More than ten years and a few great chart placings throughout his career, we were super thrilled with Woods’s answers to our questionnaire, where he talked about Dan Brown, Sabrina, his first vinyl from Warrior and of course Haddaway.
I now live in:
Number of States visited?
My favorite place in my hometown is:
Most recent phone bill total?
Items found in my day-to-day bag (if applicable)?
First album bought on your own?
Madonna, The Immaculate Collection.
Favorite song memorized as a child?
“Baa Baa Black Sheep”.
When I sing in the shower, it’s usually:
Haddaway, “What Is Love?”
The one song that must be on every mixtape is:
Energy 52, “Cafe Del Mar”.
Last book read?
Angels And Demons by Dan Brown.
Favorite book ever?
Cain & Abel by Jeffery Archer.
Favorite thing you bought this year?
Casio calculator watch.
Instruments played (chronologically)?
Piano, trumpet, drums, guitar.
Least favorite day job before getting this gig?
Favorite record this year?
Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa. “Feedback”.
Favorite record ever?
Three Drives On A Vinyl, “Greece 2000”.
The one record I’d save from a house fire is:
My one and only vinyl copy of Warrior.
Guilty pleasure record you don’t want us to know about?
“Take Control” by State of Mind.
My favorite place to play on tour is:
If I wasn’t doing music I would be:
Professional soccer player.
Last illegally downloaded song/album (be honest)?
The British National Anthem.
Latest TV addictions?
Favorite music video this year?
"Boys Boys Boys" by Sabrina.
Who is in your dream band (must be living musicians)?
Steven Tyler and Dave Grohl.
The best concert I went to this year was:
I haven’t been to any this year! :(
Recent song you can’t get out of your head?
Laidback Luke, “Natural Disaster”.
Press play on your iPod/media player and list the first three songs that come up.
Humate, “Love Stimulation”; Air, “Kelly Watch The Stars”; ATB, “9pm Til I Come”.
Michael Woods plays the Red Bull Riverfront stage on Sunday, September 4.
(mp3) Warrior - If You Want Me