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Paul Oakenfold

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Paul Oakenfold (born August 30, 1963 in Greenhithe, Kent, England) is a world famous DJ and producer, whose works have helped define the mainstream of trance & elecronica.

Not only does Paul Oakenfold produce records, but he also mixes them. In 1987 he spent several months in Ibiza with a few friends and fell in love with dance club music. Oakenfold produced “Happy Mondays’ Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches” before producing for U2, Massive Attack, Simply Red and New Order (to name a few).

In 1999 after building an American fanbase he released “Tranceport” which was widely accepted by American trance fans.

After “Tranceport” came “Perfecto Presents Another World” which was arguably his most successful album, as it introduced millions more to his style.

His popularity grew as many of his works were inclulded in movie soundtracks such as Swordfish, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Die Another Day (where he remixed the James Bond theme before later going to work on the videogame Goldeneye: Rogue Agent in 2004) and Collateral.

In 2002 he released Bunkka, which featured the hit single ‘Starry-Eyed Surprise’. In the same year, Oakenfold was listed in Q’s “50 Bands to see Before you Die” compilition.

2004 brought about the double album ‘Creamfields’, but it was in 2005 that he released the Perfecto Album entitled ‘Perfecto Presents The Club’.

He also released the album Great Wall, recorded live at the Great Wall of China.

2006 saw the release of ‘A Lively Mind’ where he colloborated with, amongst others, Brittany Murphy (for the single Faster Kill Pussycat) and Pharrell Williams. ‘A Lively Mind’ is an edgier, more club-based album, as opposed to his calmer album Bunkka.

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