Born in North Dakota but based in Minneapolis, Woody McBride
first gained a name for his acid-based techno under the aliases DJ ESP
, 4D, and through the Earthworm series, recorded for New York's EX label. McBride
also released singles through Drop Bass Network and Germany's Labworks, but founded his own Communique label (plus subsidiaries Sounz and Head in the Clouds) for recordings from Josh Wink
, DJ Skull
, Damon Wild
and his own singles.