We visit the American Midwest for this week’s Global Vibe Radio episode, welcoming veteran artist Woody McBride aka DJ ESP to curate this week’s mix.
Woody McBride aka DJ ESP is the legendary techno, acid house, deep house and trip house producer, promoter, label owner, philosopher and DJ that has been expanding minds since 1992.
Raised in the rugged and interesting North Dakota, ESP has rung up over 4 million frequent flyer miles, released nearly 200 records and CDs, and inspired many people to love music, get back to nature and “be alive”. He is known to be a man of all hats in the electronic music business – musician, DJ, live performer, event promoter, live audio engineer and large sound system visionary, graphic artist, music journalist, label owner, artist coach, soundtrack producer, educator, spiritual guide, sobriety and wellness advocate and ambassador for electronic music to all audiences.
Since 1990, his signature deeper than deep 909 kick drum, a base chakra synth funk and a thick mysterious 303 acid sound is what has put ESP in a hard-to-label league of legendary and pioneering producers. His art now shines the brightest today.
His peers and label mates are Richie Hawtin, Dave Clarke, Diego Ro-k, St. Vitas, Iffy, Josh Wink, John Acquaviva, Thomas P. Heckman, DJ Hell, Barada, Eric Powell, Dave The Drummer, Jeff Mills, The Advent, Laurent Garnier, Frankie Bones, Terry Mullan, DJ Hyperactive, St. Vitas, Dave Wesley, Paul Birken, D’jedi, Dean Rodell, Man at Arms, Tommy Sunshine, Joyride, Jethro X and many others…
McBride has performed at the world’s best festivals and clubs to include Rexclub, Tresor, Retroacid, Fuse, Terriakianarkisaki, Nordic Impact, Mayday, Electromind, Namasté, Nature One, Further, Government Toronto, Orbit UK, Ministry of Sound UK, Liquid Room, Buzz DC, Ultraschaal, Acid Wars and other large and underground gatherings.
He has alsosuccessfully operated 10 labels and worked with many of the world’s great record companies. Woody has recorded many cinematic and commercial soundtracks, children’s programs, meditation audio, addiction prevention music and was honored to score a campaign song for Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader.
Deep Techno, Acid House, Hypnotic Bangers. All from the heart and with love.