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Paul Oakenfold Profile – Singers Review

By Jepan Mihai

Paul Oakenfold born on the 30th of August in 1963 (Mile End Hospital) in London, UK. He is a British record producer and a trance and is one of the world’s leading DJ/remixers by various outlets.

Paul is working on several local radio stations. Before his career he spent his nights in clubs what were developing, witnessing the birth of Hip-hop. When he comes back in London, he gets a job at the Champion Records and with his music talent he signs contracts with Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince and Salt n’ Pepa.

In 2007 he released his Greatest Hits & Remixes through Perfecto/Ultra Recordsin.

“Starry Eyed Surprise” “Ready Steady Go,” and “Faster Kill Pussycat” featuring Brittany Murphy are some of his massive singles. 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

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

His musical career began in the late 1970s, when he started playing soul in a Coven Garden wine bar. Here, he met Trevor Fung . He spent several months in New York City’s West Harlem. Hip-hop was the most popular sound in the area. He began breaking into the mainstream as he was working as an A&R man for Champion Records.

At that time, he signed DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, as well as Salt-n-Pepa. He also appeared on the Blue Peter BBC programme for children with a breakdancing crew. He also became promoter and British agent for the Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C.He also wan two Grammy nominee, one for “Best Electronic/Dance Album” A Lively Mind (2007, Maverick Records) and Creamfields (2004, Thrive Records).

Paul is one of the leading British DJs, contributing in important moments in the development of world music, from hip-hop and dance music to the reinvention of England.

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