Colin OOOD

Colin OOOD

Colin OOOD

Colin Bennun has always had a passion for music. By the age of 16, he had bought his first Akai sampler and started using early Atari-based sequencers to make music. After discovering the Acid House scene via nightclub bar jobs he was inspired to make his own acid tracks, and before he was 18 he was signed to his first management contract. After university, Colin worked producing sound effects for computer games (including one of the very first PC CD-ROM games) Whilst working for Aditus he came across the Hardfloor track “Acperience” and fired up by its ecstatic progression he was inspired to write a track, and seeing a record label advertise in Sound on Sound magazine he decided to send it to them. The label was Phantasm Records, and early in 1994 – before ever going to a trance party – his track ‘Mendax’ was featured on Phantasm’s first-ever compilation “Hard Trance + Psychedelic Techno”, an album which has been referred to as “a reference for the start of the Goa movement”. Soon afterwards he met Steve Callaghan who introduced him to the Pagan parties in London; here Colin learned about Goa/psy-trance and developed a love-affair with the genre that has lasted to this day. Soon after meeting Steve he met Nigel Bradbury and by September 1994 OOOD was in existence. Colin is now the regular mastering engineer for an ever-expanding list of record labels. The list of artists who regularly call on his services is even longer.