OOOD – 10 Essential Tracks
OOOD (aka Out Of Our Depth) are no strangers to both those with long memories, and to relative newcomers to Psychedelic trance ( and many other genres). Formed in the UK in 1994 and with 4 members since 2001 ( Colin Bennun / Steve Callaghan / Ramsay Melhuish / Ryokan Potie ), they’ve been around for as long as there’s been psytrance and have worked with many of the names and labels from the scene’s long history.
They’ve been producing Goa Trance’s classic tracks on labels like Flying Rhino, Phantasm and Matsuri. A few quiet years in the early 2000s saw them retreat to the studio after their first two albums were caught up in the bankruptcy of two different distributors but they never gave up, and their eclectic third album ‘Free Range’ on Organic Records in 2006, was regarded by many reviewers as one of the very best psytrance release that year. Two years later they released ‘Fourthought’ on Phar Psyde in 2008, an 80-minute psychedelic journey through downtempo, breaks, electro, blues and a varied selection of psytrance
Early pioneers of the Goa/psy trance sound, their output is eclectic, spanning and melding many electronic genres with an emphasis on dancefloor-friendly beats of all kinds.
As well as the originality, sense of fun and excellent production they bring to their releases, OOOD have been praised for their live sets since their London debut in 1995. Now, with four people in the band they are unique for the way they use live instruments (guitar, drums, keyboards, percussion) as an integral part of their live set, and have gained a reputation for both the power and quality of their live sound, and the vibrancy of their performances. Events such as Boom (Portugal), Universo Paralello (Brazil), Fusion (Germany), Glade (UK) and Vortex (South Africa), and many others in Japan, Russia and across Europe and elsewhere are seeing how OOOD and their side-projects create a unique energy and connection with the audience.
OOOD have been surfing the wave of their creativity for over 23 years now and have been described as having pioneered the Goa Trance movement along with other prominent artists of that time. True pioneers of the Goa/psy trance sound, their output is eclectic, spanning and melding many electronic genres with an emphasis on dancefloor-friendly beats of all kinds. Their mission has always been to have a good time, spread a little joy and write the best tunes they can.
Trancentral selected 10 essential OOOD tracks that left their mark on the scene.
OOOD 10 Essential Tracks Playlist on Youtube
Unconscious Collective – Fluorostani Transcendance
O.O.O.D – Cobra
OOOD – Kundalini Rising
OOOD – Kundalini
O.O.O.D – Silence
OOOD & OTT – Eye Of The Beholder
OOOD – Marijuajuana
OOOD – Starseeker (Crystal Skies ’08 Mix)
OOOD & Loopus In Fabula – English Pizza (OOOD Mix)
Don’t miss our previous 10 Essential Tracks article with James Monro : https://trancentral.tv/2019/09/james-monro-10-essential-tracks/