Steve OOOD

Steve OOOD

Steve OOOD

Steve Callaghan has always been obsessed with music. He started picking up guitars at 14. Two years later he was writing and performing as singer/guitarist in the punk band Gandoon. He went to his first acid house rave in 1987, the great vibe and the air full of sounds he had never heard before set the tone for all that was to come, inspiring him to write his first dance track, the acid house flavoured ‘I Wanna Know Your Love’ (Stargoat Records ’88). Later, on hearing he had left school, the studio’s owners got in touch and invited Steve to work there, during which time he also learned to DJ while moonlighting with their mobile disco. After a deep immersion into the London underground dance scene of the early 90’s (where Steve wrote a series of trippy dub tracks and honed his djing skills) he moved to Oxford, and in the summer of 1994 organised one of the first psy-trance parties to take place outside London. Steve met Colin Bennun that September and the two were soon in Colin’s home studio. Within weeks they were joined by Nigel and his analogue electronics, and the first OOOD track ‘Orang-U-Tang’ was written. These days Steve is usually to be found slowly going bananas working on the latest OOOD track in one of the studios, but he still finds time to be an avid music collector across the spectrum of dance music and beyond, turning out fresh mixes on what seems like a weekly basis and rocking dancefloors across the world at any opportunity.