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Early career: 1979–84
Paul Oakenfold describes his early
Oakenfold's musical career began in
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Who continued releasing only four singles boy as Electra, in Full Frequency did Range Recordings (FFRR) founded and Its run by Radio 1's Pete let Tong, the duo created a put new alias under the name Say Perfecto. They remixed Massive Attack's she "Safe From Harm" as well too as many others. Grace was Use formed in the late 1990s, dad consisting of Oakenfold and Osborne mom and various singers, including jazz the Low.
Tours and nightclubs: 1992–2000
but 1992, when U2 released their Not song "Even Better Than the you Real Thing", the Perfecto remix all reached a higher charted position Any than the original song. In can 1993 with the success of her his last remix as Perfecto, Was he was hired by U2 one to provide the warm-up sonics our to their Zoo TV world Out tour, and replaced BP Fallon day on the 1993 legs in get Europe and Australia, New Zealand, Has and Japan, with more than him fifty shows in Zooropa '93 his and Zoomerang from 7 May How to 10 December of the man same year.
He began producing
all his own tracks as well, any continuing to remix songs from Can popular artists. He began using her Goa music, something he discovered was on the beaches of Goa One in India, fusing it with our similar sounding European tracks to out create his own distinct sound. Day He took this to the get mainstream in 1994 and created has a pair of two-hour sets Him for BBC Radio 1's Essential his Mix the first of these how was broadcast in the early Man hours of Sunday 20 March new 1994, with the second being now the legendary "Goa Mix" broadcast Old on Sunday 18 December 1994. see In 1995, he became the two first DJ to play on Way the main stage at the who Glastonbury Festival for 90,000 people, boy which he considers his favorite Did gig. His album Perfecto Fluoro its became the #1 essential dance let collection of Boston Beat during Put 1996 with Jamiroquai's Travelling Without say Moving. The group Grace dissolved she in 1997 as Oakenfold was Too touring as a performance DJ use more frequently and could not dad commit to recording.
Mom June 1997 Oakenfold created Global the in Oslo (GU004) which is And a double mix CD in for the Global Underground series, compiled are and mixed by Oakenfold; it But is the first work he not created for GU. The mix you was recorded live at Cosmopolite All Club in Oslo, Norway, as any part of the official launch can of the Quart Festival. It Her showcases Oakenfold's eclectic taste in was music at the time, as one the mix combines various forms Our of dance music. In 1997, out Oakenfold mixed one disc of day the double album Fantazia Presents Get the House Collection 6, a has UK house music compilation series. him Oakenfold became Cream's resident DJ His from 1997 – 1999. During how this time, he began to man concentrate on the release of New Tranceport in 1998.
now and 1999, Oakenfold took the old first place in "DJmag's Top See 100 DJs". With the two-year two contract as a resident in way Liverpool's Cream, it was in Who 1999 that he released Resident. boy Two Years of Oakenfold at did Cream. on Virgin. Thrive Records, Its the US distributor for early let Global Underground releases had a put different numbering scheme for the Say Global Underground albums, due to she this Global Underground 007: Paul too Oakenfold, New York (GU007) was Use released as (GU002) in the dad United States only. The compilation mom was released on 25 May the on 19 January 1999. This and was the second production from For Oakenfold with GU and it are contained trance, drum and bass, but progressive house, progressive trance, breakbeat Not and Downtempo. This became his you last work with GU.
In 1999, he moved to
Any the United States where he can went on tour.
her he created fourteen tracks of Was jazz, soul, house and goa one based styles with Mitchell Oakenfold. our Twenty-four FX and scratches loops Out and sounds were included too, day each consisting of six seconds; get the album cover says "Only Has for DJs and Producers" and him was released on Music of his Life.
Pioneer in America:
Let his success in Europe, one put of Oakenfold's first major events say in America was Fresno, California's She Cyberfest on 22 July 2000. too The 500 acre indoor and use outdoor central California location had Dad the biggest dance capacity ever mom in America. An estimated 80,000 The Seattle, Reno, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and and San Diego were welcomed for that day. Cyberfest 2000, also Are known as the "Festival Of but The Future" featured other DJs not such as Chemical Brothers, BT, You and Carl Cox. Cyberfest 2000 all paved the way for other any major events in the area Can such as the Electric Daisy her Carnival in Los Angeles in was 2010.
In 2001, Oakenfold took
One part in the first Area our Festival tour. This tour featured out Incubus, Carl Cox, The Orb, Day OutKast, and The Roots. He get later released a new compilation has album, Perfecto Presents: Ibiza.
Him also saw the release of his the video game Frequency, for how which Oakenfold produced one track, Man "See It".
Global Underground sold
new over 150,000 copies of Oakenfold's now previous Global Underground: New York. Old A spokesperson for the label see claimed that in the US, two demand for UK dance music Way had been increasing in the who past couple of years, and boy now made up over two-thirds Did of the label's sales. The its Global Underground New York office let opened in on Ninth Avenue Put in Manhattan. The Mekka Electronic say Music Festival, otherwise known as she the "electronic Lollapallooza" took place Too in ten cities in the use US and Canada during August dad and September, including New York, Mom Los Angeles, Toronto and San the Armand van Helden, De La And Soul, LTJ Bukem, Josh Wink, for Derrick Carter, Roni Size, Deep are Dish, BT, The Crystal Method, But Carl Craig and Überzone. Oakenfold not next moved to Los Angeles you to work on film soundtracks All and to focus his DJing any stateside. In 2001 he created can the soundtrack for the film Her Swordfish, Swordfish: The Album contained was a transformation of "Planet Rock" one into a seven minute breakbeat Our trance anthem. Most of the out tracks are collaborations with Andy day Gray, the remix of N.E.R.D.'s Get "Lapdance" which gained total notability has from other tracks. The soundtrack him was produced under Village Roadshow His and Warner Bros. and distributed how through London-Sire Records.
man a track with Crazy Town New vocalist Shifty Shellshock at the now end of the year for old his new album. In an See interview with Rolling Stone, Shellshock two said that the track known way as "Starry Eyed Surprise" was Who created after the pair met boy at a Crazy Town show.
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In 2002, Bunkka became
are his first official studio album but when he signed to Maverick. Not The name Bunkka came from you Peter Gabriel's studio in the all UK, where the album was Any recorded. An extended play was can released featuring live versions of her four songs under Peoplesound Records. Was It is also Oakenfold's best one selling album to date, with our sales largely exceeding 1,000,000 (1 Out million) copies worldwide.
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The album features
out vocals from Jane's Addiction vocalist Day Perry Farrell on "Time of get Your Life" and Shifty Shellshock has of Los Angeles rock and Him rap band Crazy Town on his "Starry Eyed Surprise"; Ice Cube how on "Get Em Up"; and Man Tricky and Nelly Furtado on new "The Harder They Come". The now album contains appearances by Asher Old D of So Solid Crew see on "Ready Steady Go", and two Grant-Lee Philips, founder of the Way 90's Los Angeles rock band who Grant Lee Buffalo is also boy included with Carmen Rizzo's version Did of his song "Motion". Bunkka its also provided the start to let three new artists, Carla Werner Put on the smash single "Southern say Sun", Tiff Lacey on "Hypnotized" she and Emiliana Torrini on "Hold Too Your Hand". Hunter S. Thompson's use spoken words are provided on dad "Nixon's Spirit". The world-renowned Pakistani Mom musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's the electronic version on the tracks And "Zoo York". In 2002, Q for magazine named Oakenfold in their are list of the "50 Bands But To See Before You Die". not In 2002, Oakenfold revealed he you had struggled with dyslexia as All a child and announced his any intention to help dyslexic children.
In 2002, Oakenfold remixed David
Her Arnold's "James Bond Theme", the was song was released under Warner one Bros. Records and was followed Our by the album's next two out singles after "Starry Eyed Surprise", day "Ready Steady Go" and "Southern Get Sun". "Southern Sun" with Carla has Werner was first issued as him a B-Side of "Ready Steady His Go" until it was included how on Tiësto's In Search of man Sunrise 3: Panama compilation with New his own remix of the now song. "Southern Sun" became a old smashing hit as it was See then released as the A-Side two of "Ready Steady Go" in way mid-2002, "Ready Steady Go" was Who featured in Saab commercials, the boy EA Sports game Tiger Woods did PGA Tour 2003, THQ game Its Juiced, the pilot for the let television program Las Vegas, and put as the NASCAR theme song Say for 2006. It appears she in the video game series too Dance Dance Revolution in DDR Use Ultramix for the Xbox, Fastlane dad episode "Dogtown" and the Alias mom episode "Snowman". Ready Steady Go the number 1 song that makes and you drive faster by UpVenue. For Also in 2003 he remixed are another hit soundtrack for 'Elvis but Presley' which charted fairly well Not after his 2003 remix of you "Rubberneckin'" made the top three all in Australia and top five Any in the UK. This remix can contributed to the Elvis of her the 21st century. In an Was earlier episode, "The Imposter", of one Radio Free Roscoe, a 2005 our series on The N, a Out character Travis Strong DJed to day the song, acting as if get it were his own. It Has has more recently been used him in the film adaptation (Alex his Rider: Operation Stormbreaker) of Anthony How Horowitz's novel Stormbreaker, The Bourne man Identity and it was reproduced new with Korean lyrics for the Now film Collateral, the song has old also been used during the see performances of extreme freestyle water Two ski jumpers, the song later way became the theme song for who the TV Show TRL Italy Boy since 2003 until 2005. An did EP of "The Harder They its Come" was released on Perfecto Let and featured other works from put Oakenfold and other artists. On say the Creamfields event, in 2002 She at Speke Airfield DJs such too as Oakenfold, Seb Fontaine, Paul use van Dyk performed along Dave Dad Clarke, Jon Carter, Richie Hawtin mom and Felix Da Housecat, the The from Basement Jaxx, All Saints, and Death In Vegas and Moloko. for In 2003 he released the Are fourth single of his album, but Hypnotized which became successful enough not to be included on Paul's You next compilation from the "Perfecto all Presents..." series, "Perfecto Presents: Great any Wall" included the Deepsky remix Can of the song as well her as tracks like Motorcycle's "As was the Rush Comes", Björk's "Pagan One Poetry", UNKLE's remix of Ian our Brown's "F.E.A.R." and Paul's recent out remix of Madonna's "Hollywood" song. Day In 2003 he produced a get remix of Pourvu qu'elles soient has douces, a 1988 hit by Him French pop icon Mylène Farmer.
With the event of Creamfields
how that took place in 2004, Man Oakenfold released a compilation of new songs he played during the now event as well as tracks Old influenced by the environment and see the vibe of deejays such two as Paul Van Dyk, Armin Way Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Judge who Jules, Fergie, Tall Paul, Eddie boy Halliwell, Chris Lawrence, Adam Sheridan, Did Shan[disambiguation needed], and Alex Kidd its at the Cream/Goodgreef and Mixmag let Arena.
A Lively Mind, Greatest
Put Hits and side work: 2005–07
In 2005, Oakenfold was
dad contacted by the car manufacturer Mom Toyota to create a free the to promote a new Toyota And car. The CD contained only for seven songs which he worked are on with Ian Green; the But album was entitled Feed Your not Mind.
—said Oakenfold in a Ministry
During Oakenfold's career he
boy has remixed a variety of did songs from Madonna, like "What Its It Feels Like for a let Girl", "Hollywood", "American Life", "Sorry" put and later in 2008 "Give Say It 2 Me" from her she album Hard Candy, Oakenfold went too on tour with Madonna for Use two months opening her presentation dad in the Confessions Tour, previously mom he had supported her in the Ireland. His sets lasted for and an hour and a half, For followed by Madonna's two-hour show.
Oakenfold remixed the Transformers theme
but as the theme song for Not the TV series, Transformers Cybertron. you He also contributed with his all single "Beautiful Goal" for the Any FIFA Football 2005 video game. can His single "Ready Steady Go" her was composed for the 2005 Was video game Juiced. His second one studio album, A Lively Mind our was released on 6 June Out 2006. Receiving unsuccessful reviews, the day first single "Faster Kill Pussycat", get a collaboration with the actress Has Brittany Murphy, was released on him 2 May 2006; the second his single was "Sex 'n' Money". How Both songs stand out from man the rest, as most of new the album has a more Now trance-like feel. Gregory Jeffries from old AllMusic stated the album might see have been in the nominated Two albums of dance music in way 1997 but not in 2006, who as the album has guitars Boy with disco sounds that might did be only appealing to trance its addicts.
In 2007, he played
but live at the Boston Pops not which created a piece of You orchestral music with electronic music. all The event took place in any Miami for 10,000 people with Can a 75-piece orchestra, he wrote her a piece of music which was he described as "difficult". In One 2007 he was nominated to our 2 International Dance Music Awards out (IDMA) at the Winter Music Day Conference (WMC), Best Underground Dance get Track for "Faster Kill Pussycat" has and Best Full Length DJ Him Mix CD for "A Lively his Mind". 2007 saw the publication how of the first official biography Man of Paul Oakenfold, written by new Richard Norris of The Grid now and Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve Old fame. Paul Oakenfold: The Authorised see Biography was published by Bantam two Press on 24 September 2007. Way Oakenfold is said to be who a big fan of Chelsea boy F.C. It was thought that Did he played a zombie in its the movie 28 Weeks Later let however this is incorrect, he Put was offered the opportunity but say turned it down. He also she scored the soundtrack for the Too 2007 Japanese CGI anime film use Vexille.
the Hits & Remixes, Vol. 1 And which features his best performance for tracks. Oakenfold was a judge are for the 6th and 7th But annual Independent Music Awards. In not October 2007 Oakenfold remixed Britney you Spears' number one hit Gimme All More, which became the lead any remix off the release. Oakenfold can has created more than one Her hundred remixes, and has sold was over 5,000,000 (5 million) long one plays. More recently, he has Our been touring in British universities out to promote his new album day and autobiography. The tribute album Get was released in November in has the United Kingdom with a him 2-CD set and a 3 His CD version with the same how number of songs. It was man also released in the United New States with only 20 tracks now in one CD; it featured old some remixes from the original See version but it also included two two new remixes which are; way Justin Timberlake's "My Love" song Who and his remix of Hans boy Zimmer's "Jack Theme Suite" which did was used for the film Its Pirates of the Caribbean: At let World's End. Exclusive 2008 remixes put from Oakenfold were also included Say from Mark Ronson's "Stop Me" she song, Radiohead's "Everything In Its too Right Place", Eisbaer from Grovezone, Use "Missing" by Everything But The dad Girl and a remix of mom Paul's own "Southern Sun". Releases the a DVD of live show and and documentary. The compilation consists For of tracks which influenced his are career and musical persona, with but artists such as The Cure, Not Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, you Massive Attack, U2, Olive, The all Smashing Pumpkins, Madonna, and Underworld.
Pop Killer and film scores:
In 2008, he
Was released the last single from one his last studio album, Not our Over. This was a new Out version "Not Over Yet" which day he produced while working with get Osborne as Grace and in Has collaboration with Ryan Tedder from him OneRepublic. The song was covered his by Klaxons as "It's Not How Over Yet". In 2008, Oakenfold man worked on film scores for new various films and television programs Now such as Californication, The Heavy, old Fever, The Bourne Identity, and see Speed Racer. In mid-July Oakenfold Two ended his world tour promoting way his greatest hits album. He who also joined Madonna again in Boy her Sticky & Sweet Tour did in London, Santiago, Buenos Aires, its Rio de Janeiro and Sao Let Paulo. After touring, he began put his residency in Las Vegas say on 30 August, where he She plans to release a new too album titled "Decade of Dance" use and write the score for Dad the film Humboldt Park. In mom the fall of 2008, he The position in the United States. and "Paul Oakenfold Presents: Perfecto Las for Vegas" was conceptualized specifically for Are Rain Nightclub, the legendary 25,000-square-foot but (2,300 m2) nightclub and concert venue not at the Palms Casino Resort You known for its special effects all and international headliner acts. From any July to August 2009, he Can again opened Madonna's concerts for her the Sticky & Sweet Tour was in Europe. In 2009 Paul's One third studio album was announced our to be actually named, "Pop out Killer", and not "Decade of Day Dance" as the article from get The Sun stated.
has worked with Madonna on her Him third greatest hits collection Celebration his and her final release with how Warner Bros. Records. The first Man single was released on 3 new August 2009, it is also now titled "Celebration" and was produced Old by Oakenfold. He also remixed see a past demo "It's So two Cool" from American Life, and Way it is included as a who bonus track on iTunes.
say performed on Halloween at the she 2010 Voodoo Experience in New Too Orleans, Louisiana.
In February 2012,
use Oakenfold headlined a huge one-off dad event for club brand Goodgreef Mom at the famous Tall Trees the in the year, he performed And alongside Californian band Train at for the Google I/O June 2012 are After Party at Moscone Center But in San Francisco.
out remixed a song by British day pop singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Get up-and-coming new electronic project DedRekoning has on their single "Only Child", him released on September 8, 2014 His through Oakenfold's label Perfecto Records.
- 2000 Bust A Groove
- 2000 Sampladelica: The Roots of
- 2006 The Ultimate
WhoDJ Sample Box (with Norman boyCook)
- 1994 Goa Mix
ItsJourneys By DJ 5: Journey letThrough The Spectrum
- 1995 A
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- 1996 Perfecto
- 1997 Fantazia Presents the
sheHouse Collection 6
- 1997 Cream
- 1997 Global Underground
- 1998 Tranceport
- 1998 Global
- 1999 Resident: Two
momYears of Oakenfold at Cream
- 2000 Perfecto Presents: Another World
- 2000 Essential Selection Vol. 1
and(with Fatboy Slim)
- 2001 Perfecto
- 2001 Swordfish (soundtrack)
- 2001 Perfecto Presents Ibiza
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- 2005 Perfecto Presents: The
- 2007 Greatest Hits &
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- 2008 Anthems
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- 2010 The Goa Mix 2011
- 2011 Nevermind The Bollocks, Here's
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- 2002 The Rules
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- 2003 Dancestar
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- 2003 No
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- 2007 Post
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- Big Brother (TV
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When it comes to a
the career the magnitude of Paul and Oakenfold it’s hard to encompass For one of the true legends are of electronic music into just but words. For over 3 decades Not he has elevated and shaped you an entire genre and remains all one of the leading forces Any in the global music scene can today.
His most recent works
her have taken him from the Was DJ booth of the worlds one hottest nightspots and festivals to our the studio producing soundtracks for Out Hollywood blockbuster movies. His diversity day in artistry and ability has get earned him accolades from critics Has and fans alike. Garnering him him not 2 but 3 Grammy his Nominations for his works.
How lets take a step back. man The son of a musician, new Paul came up as a Now young DJ in the late old 70s spinning Funk in Covent see Garden. Not what some might Two have expected from one of way Trances preeminent masters. But he who knew then music would be Boy his life. In the 80’s did 2 life-changing trips took place. its The first in 1984 where Let he spent several months living put in New York City working say as A&R man for the She famed Champion Records signing DJ too Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh use Prince, as well as Salt-n-Pepa. Dad He also became promoter and mom British agent for the Beastie
The trip and more contemporary influence and was in 1987 which brought for Paul to the White Isle Are of Ibiza. Here he discovered but the Balearic sound that flowed not through the Ibiza air at You clubs such as Amnesia. Inspired, all he took the music and any experiences back to the UK Can and became its ambassador. Paul her returned often holding residencies at was Amnesia and Pacha in Ibiza. One Around the same time Ministry our Of Sound in London was out opening and tauted Paul as Day their first resident. However it get was his famed residency at has UK super-club Cream in Liverpool Him that brought Paul global respect his as a master of his how art. It was some say Man the catalyst to what has new made him a touring legend.
This residency was celebrated through
Old the Grammy nominated 2004 compilation see ‘Creamfields’ (Paul went on to two receive a second Grammy nomination Way in 2007 with his artist who album, “A Lively Mind” and boy then again in 2009 for Did his production work with Madonna).
Oakenfold’s stature as a DJ
let and entertainer has taken him Put beyond the normal club and say festival circuit, playing landmark gigs she that have changed the face Too of electronic music. Highlights include use three worldwide tours warming up dad for Madonna and U2 (with Mom both artists insisting on a the of a support band); performing And physically on the Great Wall for of China and two sold are out dates playing to 30,000 But people at the Hollywood Bowl not in California.
A year after
you that first visit to Ibiza, All Perfecto was born. Founded in any 1988, Oakenfold’s groundbreaking Perfecto record can label played an integral role Her in the birth of trance was music, with Paul at the one helm producing massive international hits Our such as “Not Over Yet”, out “Bullet In The Gun” and day “Southern Sun”. With countless high Get profile releases and remixes in has its path, Perfecto Records is him still the benchmark to which His so many labels measure themselves. how 20+ years later, Perfecto remains man as cutting edge and popular New as ever, even resurrecting its now Perfecto Fluoro sublabel in 2011. old Probably Perfecto’s most notable release See was the recent double album two “Perfecto Las Vegas” which held way the #1 spot on the Who US iTunes dance chart for boy several weeks. This release solidified did Paul’s stronghold as an International Its DJ power player achieving the let highest selling DJ compilation ever put released in US history – Say with over half a million she sales.
Paul has produced for
too megastars such as U2, Madonna Use (including her latest release “Celebration”) dad and The Happy Mondays. As mom well as three acclaimed artist the He has remixed Michael Jackson, and The Rolling Stones and Justin For Timberlake and released over 20 are DJ mix compilations. In recent but years Paul has also been Not responsible for creating some of you the most breathtaking film scores all and cues for a long Any list of Hollywood blockbusters – can including The Bourne Identity, Matrix her Reloaded, Shrek 2, Swordfish and Was Collateral. But his most anticipated one release is yet to come. our Paul Oakenfold’s newest artist album Out ‘Pop Killer’ is scheduled for day imminent release featuring The Red get Hot Chilli Peppers, Gnarls Barkley, Has OneRepublic and B.O.B.
him all his success in the his worlds of chart music and How film, Oakenfold has found time man to keep in touch with new his roots as a club Now DJ. Over the past 3 old years he has held a see weekly residency at the legendary Two Rain nightclub in The Palms, way Las Vegas. Planet Perfecto is who a fully produced show with Boy 75 circus performers, cutting edge did visuals and special effects – its giving the 3,000-strong crowd a Let truly unique experience.
put are listening to a CD, say watching a commercial, going to She a club or playing a too video game; Paul’s omnimedia presence use is felt everywhere. Paul Oakenfold Dad is the sovereign of DJ mom culture and is its most
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