In the forthcoming Trance Mission album, the second chapter in an ongoing musical story, Paul Oakenfold has complied cover versions of ten of his all time favorite trance tracks, breathing new life into them with the new school vibes and big room sounds of contemporary electronic dance music.
The first single from the album, due out this spring on Perfecto Fluoro, is 'Café Del Mar,' a track that garnered the title of Mixmag's "Best Tune Ever" back in 2001, solidifying its position as one of the most easily recognizable and seminal songs in trance music history. As a track the has been remixed time and time again by many great artists over the years, creating a unique spin on the iconic 'Café Del Mar' is no easy feat, but Paul Oakenfold's remake stands out as its own unique revival of the trance classic, with thriving, peak-time production that transcends the original and all versions that have come before it.
Few people are aware that global music icons Paul Oakenfold and Judge Jules manage a young British producer by the name of Danny Howard. Even fewer are aware that Danny should have been on their watch list back in 2011, when he won the BBC Radio 1 "Superstar DJ" competition. It was then that he catapulted into the limelight and moved on to produce Billboard Dance hits like "Thundergod" with Futuristic Polar Bears (see below).
Meanwhile, Paul is in the midst of working on his forthcoming album, Pop Killer, and has just launched his Trance Mission USA tour. Scheduled to perform at Pacha that evening, Paul and Danny sat before us on a luxurious couch at the newly opened The William, an extended stay hotel in Midtown. Sitting in a room that resembled one's study, the space was vintage in nature due to its large windows, curtains and bookcases that decorated the dark room. The pair siped on hot tea that was steeping in white paper cups as they prepared for the ensuing 18-minute interview, which was just one of three that afternoon. This interview was split into two parts; in part one, Danny speaks about his goals and what it's like having Paul and Judge Jules as mentors. Part two is dedicated to Paul, in which he explains the concept behind his Trance Mission USA tour, his technique when it comes to producing covers, and his next album.
Pacha New York has become a staple venue for renowned DJs to spin for the night. From DJs like Avicii to Laidback Luke, Paul Oakenfold to Mat Zo, nothing says you've made it as a world class DJ quite like getting to feel the enigmatic New York City club vibe from the dance floors of Pacha. Celebrating their 8 year mark in the New York City nightlife scene is nothing short of a momentous step for Pacha New York's co-owner and President, Eddie Dean.
We snagged an exclusive interview with the nightclub honcho, and he shared what it's like to be behind the successful Pacha name, and his grattitude for the fans who have kept Pacha NYC running for so long.
Thursday, November 21 2013
Legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold hits Whisper Nightclub this Thursday night for his Philly stop of his Trance Mission USA tour. Don't miss out on a chance to see the legend in person. Doors open at 10:00pm. Tickets are available now. $25
Friday, November 22
Have an early Trancegiving treat with Sean Tyas, and more this Friday night at Philly's District N9ne. Don't miss out on the wild pre-Thanksgiving party. Doors open at 9:30pm. Tickets are available now. $19.99-29.99
Perfecto label boss, Paul Oakenfold teams up with London born and LA based singer, Matt Goss to create a sublime follow up to their 2010 release and successful single “Firefly.” The two have joinced forces uunder their brand new alias: The Concrete Sneakers. Through this venture, they highlight one another using their diverse musical backgrounds to create “Touch The Sky,” a crossover vocal track that has already earned extensive support.
Along with the release, a group of rising producers have been brought on to do remix work such as Dutch electro house maestros, Disfunktionas they turn the original into a progessive house anthem remix that Paul Oakenfold has been dropping on all of his recent shows including all of the gigs he has been playing in support of Madonna on her North and South American tour dates.
DJ Mag is an English music magazine and one of the most popular electronic music publications in the world. Its popularity has made it an authoritative figure in identifying the top DJs and clubs across the world. One of the key features of the magazine is a yearly, publicly voted poll that determines what are considered to be the top 100 DJs in the world. The contest began in 1997, and has been the ultimate ranking system of international DJs; propelling the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Tiësto, and Armin van Buuren to the very peak of fame.
The poll, however, is far from perfect. In the new era of digital voting, DJ Mag has uncovered several instances of cheating, wherein DJs are buying votes or using other illegal methods to propel themselves further up the chart. This year, a particular problem was DJs buying votes through an eBay scam. Cheating is nothing new and it has happened before in the competition. It certainly accounts for the presence of relatively unknown DJs gracing the list in years past.
Anticipation has a funny way of heightening an event: both through its capacity to incite a slow-building crescendo of fervor, and in its ability to massively inflate one’s expectations. In the case of Ultra Fest, the hype is certainly warranted—as this monumentally epic musical endeavor deserves an equally salacious array of festivities. It’s a natural compliment—the proverbial jelly to the fest's peanut butter—and for those whose musical and carnal appetites remain unsatiated, there is a cornucopia of bashes (both musical and decadent) that correspond with the inaugural day of Ultra Fest.
Another day, another rager in Miami! As Thursday is the eve of the Ultra Fest, there is an absolute abundance of bacchanal opportunities. With a plethora of huge musical acts at the most poppin’ spots, the festivities shall be flourishing ‘till the break of dawn. Get an early start on the impending musical maelstrom—rage hard and often!
Here’s the low down on all the madness descending on the eve of the ‘fest!
Chuckie & Friends Presents Dirty Dutch at Amnesia
Tuesday boozeday is quickly approaching, giving us yet another reason to rage face from sunrise to sunset. Here’s a list of the hottest parties happening:
The full lineup is as follows:
This family-love night takes place at Mokai, one of the hardest clubs to get into on South Beach, so make sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time! For a special discount on tickets, use groupcode: JOONBUG.