PaulOakenfold

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First Name
Paul
Last Name
Oakenfold
Region/Province
California
City
Hollywood

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Paul Oakenfold has been hailed as one of the world’s leading DJ/ remixers by some of the most respected titles including CNN, BBC, Rolling Stone, BPM, Remix and more. Whether its producing countless film scores including the latest offering from Jerry Bruckheimer ‘G-Force’ to producing on Madonna’s latest release Celebration, Oakenfold is one of the most versatile and busiest forces in the music scene today.

A life-changing break to Ibiza back in 1987 saw Paul discovering Balearic music in clubs such as Amnesia. This inspired Oakenfold to DJ and promote parties in this style and in the late eighties Perfecto Records was born, releasing countless high profile releases and remixes in its path. During the late 90s, Paul helped to popularize trance and has become one of the best-known DJs in the world, graduating from house towards a melodic, commercial style of trance. Holding residencies at Amnesia and a Perfecto residency at Pacha, Paul also opened Ministry Of Sound in London and was their first resident, also holding a famed residency at the UK's northern superclub Cream that is celebrated through the Grammy nominated 2004 compilation Creamfields, (also being nominated in 2007 with album A Lively Mind).

Over the past year Oakenfold has held a Perfecto residency at the Rain Nightclub, the legendary 25,000 square-foot nightclub and concert venue in Las Vegas. The only place in America that can legally hold parties 24-7 due to its licensing policy, Oakenfold describes Vegas as:

‘The new Ibiza of America. It used to be somewhere families went but now it’s the playground for partygoers who come for a long weekend. It’s been so good, I’ve just renewed my residency for another year and play most Saturdays. I did have options for residencies in New York, Miami and LA, but for me Vegas is the future’.

The Perfecto night is a fully produced show with 75 circus performers and cutting edge visuals and special effects, giving the 3,000-strong crowd a clubbing experience like no other. Due to demand, British Airways have now started flying direct from Heathrow, putting Vegas officially on the map for Brits who like to go further a-field for their party experiences.

In the USA, digital sales of Perfecto Las Vegas beat the late and legendary Michael Jackson to the #1 spot on iTunes’ dance chart and #1 on the Amazon digital album, coming No 66 in the US Billboard Top 200 (beating David Guetta in the process). Oakenfold has surprisingly still found time to remix Michael Jackson classic Dancing Machine, become a Berklee UK Scholarship Honoree, Sell out two nights at the Hollywood Bowl (30,000 punters in total) AND open up for Madonna on all of her Sticky & Sweet UK and European dates. With new artist album Pop Killer to be released next year featuring The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Gnarls Barkley and OneRepublic, Perfecto Las Vegas serves as a reminder that Oakenfold is still at the top of his game.

For further information visit:
http://www.pauloakenfold.com/
http://www.perfectorecords.com/

Saint or Sinner: 
Sinner
Gender: 
Male
DJ'ing Since: 
05/1984
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United States
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California
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