Paul Oakenfold

Paul Oakenfold

Singer, DJ, Instrumentalist
    Licenses:
  • Goverment of Sound / Para Music,
  • Effective Records,
  • Interplay Records,
  • Ikon Management,
  • SBA
Paul Mark Oakenfold (English: Paul Mark Oakenfold; born August 30, 1963[1], London, England) is an English music producer and DJ. In 1987, Oakenfold spent several months in Ibiza, Spain, where he fell in love with club music. Inspired by these sounds, Italian disco, soul and house, Oakenfold released an album as part of the band Happy Mondays, Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches, followed by the creation of remixes for U2, Massive Attack, Arrested Development, The Cure, Snoop Dogg, Simply Red, New Order and The Shamen with partner Steve Osborne under the collective name Perfecto. Many of these remixes were released by his label, Perfecto Records. Oakenfold began playing in clubs as a teenager and soon built a reputation as a top party DJ. However, it wasn't until the early 1990s that his name became associated with the DJ elite. The reason for this rise and success with the public was his choice of a new dance music trend called trance, something he discovered on the beaches of Goa in India and mixed with similar-sounding European recordings to create his own individual sound. Oakenfold made his style part of the mainstream when he created a two-hour set for BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix program in 1994. This set became known as "Goa Mix" and to this day is the most requested program on the BBC radio network. In 1996 Oakenfold mixed one disk of the double album "Fantazia" House Collection 6, a compilation of a series of Great British house music that was very successful at the time. He brought his individual style to the mix. After a brief stint in the band Grace, Oakenfold became the resident DJ at the Cream club from 1997 to 1999. During this time, he began to concentrate on releasing "Tranceport" in 1998. After Tranceport, Paul Oakenfold continued his career with perhaps his most successful album, "Perfecto Presents Another World", which introduced his mixing skills to millions. His popularity in America slowly grew through his work on the soundtrack for the movie "Swordfish Password", "The Matrix: Reloaded", "Accessory", "Herbie Rides Again", and "Die But Not Now", for which he remixed the James Bond theme. He later worked on the video game in the James Bond universe "GoldenEye: Rogue Agent", contributed to the soundtrack of the Japanese anime film "Appleseed" in 2004, and provided compositions for the FIFA video game series starting with "FIFA Football 2005". He also composed music for Konami's "Dance Dance Revolution" video game series. From 1997 to 1999 he toured Europe and the USA with Argentinian DJ Hernan Cataño. In 2001 Paul took part in a tour organized by Moby, it was the first "Area Festival". Incubus, Carl Cox, Orb, OutKast and Roots also participated in this tour. In 2002, Q magazine named Oakenfold to its list of "50 Bands To See Before You Die". That same year, Oakenfold released his first solo album entitled "Bunkka" featuring Nelly Furtado, Tricky ("The Harder They Come"), Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ("Zoo York"), Ice Cube ("Get Em Up") and Shifty Shellshock, lead singer of Crazy Town ("Starry Eyed Surprise"). 2006 saw the release of "A Lively Mind." Oakenfold recorded the album in a haunted house in South Carolina, believing that such an atmosphere would add fresh elements to the album. In 2004, Oakenfold's track "Ready Steady Go" was re-released with Korean lyrics for the movie Complicity, and was included on the movie's soundtrack. "Ready Steady Go" was also used in the splash screen of the World Rally Championship (WRC) Classic Rally Championship reviews on Eurosport Russia, a Saab commercial, EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 game, a game from Juice Games called "Juiced", a tryout for the Las Vegas television program, the movie The Bourne Identity, the NASCAR theme for 2006, the television series Alias, and the Jeffrey Sachs adaptation of Anthony Horowitz's novel Thunderbird. He also tried out as one of the zombies in the 2007 project 28 Weeks Later. "A Lively Mind" was released on June 6, 2006. The first single "Faster Kill Pussycat" was recorded in collaboration with actress Brittany Murphy, released on May 2, 2006. Oakenfold's 2006 CD was released by Maverick Records. Also in 2006, he remixed the Transformers theme to the animated series Transformers: Cybertron. In 2014, he released an album with the distinctive title "Trance Mission", which contains 23 tracks.

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Pop
Dance
Electronic
Effective Records
GB-BUF-01-90098
81
70
13 413
0
0
20 Jan, 2023
Dance
Electronic
Interplay Records
GB-KQU-22-08453
25
29
9 135
0
0
22 Mar, 2022
173
8
Dance
Goverment of Sound / Para Music
NL-F71-13-00571
14
29
23 301
0
0
29 Nov, 2012
39
9
Ikon Management
GB-BUF-01-90098
58
79
126 975
0
0
29 Nov, 2010
69
1
Goverment of Sound / Para Music
GB-JGP-05-00055
39
31
19 486
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22 Apr, 2008
56
5
SBA
GB-JGP-05-00046
19
72
109 017
0
0
30 Mar, 2006
22
10
Pop
Dance
Ethnic World
US-RC1-69-08282
30
119
23 032
0
0
29 Sep, 2003