Paul Oakenfold | Thursday May 20, 2010 at Lima

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 2:39am. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 10:14pm) Add comments

GLOW Washington DC presents:

Paul Oakenfold

Opening Set by Roberto Gonzalez

Thu May 20th 2010 at Lima
1401 K St NW Washington DC
Doors Open at 10pm, Ages 21+

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Every year from 1997 – 2004 he was top 10 in the DJ Mag poll, twice at #1 and twice at #2. From 2005-2008 he remained in the top 15. He currently sits at #23. Paul Oakenfold just might be the most consistent trance DJ ever. He is a legend. He was there when it all started and he is still here, still tearing up dance floors across the world, still pumping bass from Thailand to South Africa. Without Paul Oakenfold there might not be an Armin van Buuren, ATB, Ferry Corsten, or trance as we know it. Paul Oakenfold, along with artists like Johan Gielen, Robert Miles and M.I.K.E. took early styles of trance and molded them to what many refer to today as ‘epic’ or ‘uplifting’ trance.

Paul Oakenfold’s roots as a music pioneer run far deeper than just trance. At the age of 21 he was sneaking into Studio 54, posing as a journalist and interviewing the stars. As A&R for Champion Records in the 80’s, Paul was responsible for signing The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff as well as Salt-n-Pepa. He was also a promoter and the British agent for the Beastie Boys and Run DMC.

In the mid-late 80’s, Oakey traveled to Ibiza and was enamored by the Balearic beats. He would go on to mold the sound Ibiza is now known for. In 1992, under the name Perfecto (after his record label), Paul’s remix of U2’s “Even Better Than the Real Thing,” reached a higher chart position than… the real thing! U2 hired him the next year to be their opening act. 2 years later he was the first DJ to play the main stage at Glastonbury. He’s remixed for U2, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, shall we keep going? He’s done the music for Saab, Toyota and Pepsi commercials. He worked on the scores to The Matrix Reloaded, Swordfish, The Bourne Identity, Shrek 2 and many others.

We didn’t need an event description for Paul Oakenfold, just a short recap of his illustrious career. To this day he remains one of DJ Mag’s top 25. If you don’t come to see Paul Oakenfold at Lima this Thursday… then you’re dumb. {tab=Bio}

Paul Oakenfold has been touted as one of the world’s leading DJ/remixers by various outlets including CNN, Rolling Stone, BPM, Remix and more.

In 2007 Paul Oakenfold released his Greatest Hits & Remixes through Perfecto/Ultra Records –a 20-selection strong collection of his seminal dance recordings and remixes. Its track listing ranges from original productions such as his massive singles “Starry Eyed Surprise” “Ready Steady Go,” and “Faster Kill Pussycat” featuring Brittany Murphy. In addition, there are remixes galore of artists like Justin Timberlake, U2, Madonna, The Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead and Underworld and soundtrack pieces such as David Arnold’s James Bond Theme from the motion picture Die Another Day and Oakenfold’s “Dread Rock” from Matrix Reloaded.

2x Grammy nominee, “Best Electronic/Dance Album” A Lively Mind (2007, Maverick Records) and Creamfields (2004, Thrive Records)

Paul Oakenfold released his second album for Maverick A Lively Mind in June 2006. This Grammy-nominated album includes the single, “Faster Kill Pussycat” featuring Brittany Murphy. Other guests on the album include Pharrell Williams, Grandmaster Flash, Ryan Tedder of Onerepublic, Spitfire, Bad Apples and more.

His first album for Maverick Bunkka was released in 2002. It included “Starry Eyed Surprise” featuring Shifty Shellshock of Crazy Town, a Top 10 hit in both America and the U.K. Other guests on the album were Perry Farrell, Nelly Furtado, Ice Cube, Tricky and Hunter S. Thompson (his last recording before he passed away).

“Starry Eyed Surprise” reappeared in early 2005 as part of Diet Coke’s ad campaign for their re-launch of the beverage using Splenda. Paul’s hit, “Ready, Steady, Go” currently appears in Saab’s US ad campaign, and a new song, “Feed Your Mind” also appears in Toyota’s European ad campaign, for which the major car manufacturer has committed to 42 million Euros (over $51 million dollars) worth of ad buys. Oakenfold also scored the music for a Hummer commercial.

Paul Oakenfold’s 2004 mix album Another World has reached gold status in sales making it one of the biggest selling dance albums of all time. In total his releases have sold almost 2 million in the U.S. alone.

Film credits include music for Nobel Son, Collateral, Swordfish, The Matrix Reloaded, Pirates of the Caribbean, Die Another Day, Planet Of The Apes, The Bourne Identity and Shrek II. TV credits include music for Alias, Big Brother and Las Vegas.

Remix credits include, among many others, works for U2, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Paris Hilton Jennifer Lopez, Salt N Pepa and The Cure.

As a touring musician, Oakenfold has DJ’d in hundreds of places around the world. Some unique locations he has appeared at include the Great Wall in China, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (sold out) and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Other foreign territories he’s appeared include Cyprus, Lebanon, Ibiza, Korea and more. He’s also noted as one of the most well traveled electronic touring artists within the United States.

He scored GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, the James Bond-inspired videogame.

Paul Oakenfold was the star of Spike TV series The Club and had a cameo appearance in the film The Rules of Attraction.

Prior to becoming a world famous DJ and producer, Oakenfold served as an A&R consultant for Profile Records and Def Jam, where he signed artists including Salt N’ Pepa, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith.

Paul Oakenfold was born in London, England and currently resides in the U.S. Before becoming a major force in the music industry he graduated from the Westminster Technical culinary institute becoming a certified chef. He was also an investor along with rockers Tommy Lee and Dave Navarro in the Hollywood, CA nightlife establishment Rokbar. {tab=Video}


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