Paul Oakenfold

Paul Oakenfold Discography

Albums

Paul Oakenfold Bust A Groove (Session One) Music Of Life, Music Of Life UK 1994 Sell This Version
Oakenfold* Bunkka (Album) Perfecto Russia 2002 Sell This Version
Oakenfold* A Lively Mind (Album) Perfecto UK 2006 Sell This Version
PERCD004 Oakenfold* A Lively Mind (Album Club Sampler)(CD, Promo, Smplr) Perfecto PERCD004 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Paul Oakenfold Barber's Adagio For Strings Perfecto UK 2014
Paul Oakenfold Trance Mission (Album, Comp) Perfecto UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Paul Oakenfold and Andy Gray Paul Oakenfold and Andy Gray - Tast-E (Maxi) Warner Music (Australia) Greece 2000 Sell This Version
Paul Oakenfold Presents Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force* Paul Oakenfold Presents Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force* - Planet Rock Remixes (Single) Tommy Boy UK & Europe 2001 Sell This Version
Oakenfold* Starry Eyed Surprise (Maxi, Single) Perfecto, Perfecto, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] UK 2002 Sell This Version
Paul Oakenfold Southern Sun (Single) Perfecto US 2002 Sell This Version
Oakenfold* Ready Steady Go (0.1) (Maxi, Single) Maverick US 2002 Sell This Version
Paul Oakenfold Southern Sun / Ready Steady Go (Single, Maxi) Perfecto UK 2002 Sell This Version
Oakenfold* The James Bond Theme (Bond vs. Oakenfold) (Single) Warner Bros. Records US 2002 Sell This Version
B15218 BUNKKA LIVE 01 Oakenfold* Bunkka (Live)(CD, EP, Promo) Peoplesound B15218 BUNKKA LIVE 01 UK 2002 Sell This Version
PERF49TP Oakenfold* / CJ Bolland Oakenfold* / CJ Bolland - Prophet 1 / The Prophet(12", Promo) Perfecto PERF49TP UK 2002 Sell This Version
PRO-A-101073-A Paul Oakenfold Prophet One(12", Promo) Perfecto PRO-A-101073-A UK 2002 Sell This Version
37 Paul Oakenfold Southern Sun (White Label)(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label 37 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Paul Oakenfold Hypnotised (Maxi, Single) EastWest, EastWest UK 2003 Sell This Version
Oakenfold* The Harder They Come (Single) Perfecto UK 2002 Sell This Version
none Oakenfold* ft. Cee-Lo.* Oakenfold* ft. Cee-Lo.* - Falling(CD, Single + DVD, PAL) Not On Label none UK 2004 Sell This Version
FLR051 Oakenfold* / New Order Oakenfold* / New Order - Time Of Your Life / Crystal (Lee Coombs Remixes)(12") Finger Lickin' Records FLR051 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Oakenfold* Featuring Brittany Murphy Oakenfold* Featuring Brittany Murphy - Faster Kill Pussycat (Maxi, Single) Perfecto Europe 2006 Sell This Version
Oakenfold* Feat. Pharrell Williams Oakenfold* Feat. Pharrell Williams - Sex 'N' Money (Single, Maxi) Perfecto Europe 2006 Sell This Version
12PER 009 (4) Oakenfold* A Lively Mind (Album Club Sampler Four)(12", Smplr) Perfecto 12PER 009 (4) UK 2006 Sell This Version
PRO-A-101763 Oakenfold* Sampler(2x12", Promo, Smplr) Maverick PRO-A-101763 US 2006 Sell This Version

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bell-end

bell-end

September 17, 2016
Paul Oakenfold was instrumental in my musical education.i,around 1993 started mixing classical and ambient with dance music,then low and behold,I discovered the goa mix and realised that at least one professional dj had already had the same idea.i regard the goa mix as truly the greatest of them all because he realised that a dj could exploit soundtracks to make a mix more memorable.not only that,but he used truly the greatest soundtrack of all time (blade runner) to achieve this.for this,I will be forever grateful.'flouro' was more commercial and accessible but still decent,plus he did a global underground mix which was also very good.the turning point for me was when I went to see him play live at homelands in 1999,and I heard 'bullet in the gun' for the first time.i was horrified.
Things would never be the same from that point on.i don't want to talk shit about a guy who pioneered dance music so I'll leave it at that,except to say that the lure of money can change people.hey,I'm not saying if I had been in his shoes I would've done any different,but I'd like to think I would have stuck to my roots a bit more.
vibrasphere

vibrasphere

August 5, 2016
Agree with comments below. Oakie was huge and his productions were beyond its time in 90s. He was at the peak of his prime in late 90s and early 00s. I don't know what happened, but he could have been the next Tiesto, PvD or Armin Van Buuren, but instead, just vanished to absence.

I mean he was still around all this time, but why and how did he drop the ball from becoming world's number one?

He had it. He had it all in his arms. And he let it go... All we have left are just his old school live sets on YouTube.
Rich.C

Rich.C

November 28, 2015
What is it with all the Oakenfold haters on here? ok if you don't like his style of music then f**k off and listen to something else that is purely subjective, I can only guess your trolling for an argument, what he has contributed to dance music is a hell of a lot and that my friends is A FACT. It makes me laugh when people slag oakey yet id argue its the records he played that are the most wanted by trance djs, just look on YouTube, discogs, tranceaddict, tuneid.com if you don't believe me, some will never be found as they were probably personal cuts, others youd have to part with some serious cash to even tempt people to sell them. Aside from djing he remixed the up and coming bands of the 80s and early 90s...Happy Mondays, U2, Stone Roses to name a few. His mixing was never up there with sasha and digweed but his set construction was top notch, and he always gave you the wow factor!! the goa mix is considered legendary by many, again people on here saying its shit look at the price it goes for....would people pay £100+ for a shit mix cd? I think not, his New York GU mix is still the best in the series for me [closely followed by sasha's Ibiza] back in 1998 those tracks were groundbreaking and those labels like hooj, perfecto, quad were churning out some beauts then. The only thing that infuriates me about Oakey is that he had a tendency to play really good records and some shockers....zombie nation, PPK, dj garry - dream universe to name a few, was he selling out or was it down to producers making shit records?...or was oakey having a midlife!!...you decide! Between 2003-10 he did hit a flat spot but picked himself up out of the doldrums with the mix "never mind the bollocks" mix. If you want overated djs look no further than tiesto, paul van dyk, seb fontaine, judge jules it would be blasphemous to corral oakey into the same pen as those guys. Listen to his sets at Kellys Portrush, Creamfields etc from when he was in his prime [1994-00] and you are listening to one of the masters of the turntables, I have tons of rare mixes by this guy and never get tired of listening to him...Sir Paul I salute you ;)
montrosecapital

montrosecapital

November 18, 2015
Great DJ, used to make music that was ahead of his time.
khodabocus.adil

khodabocus.adil

February 22, 2015
well said dude :) (y)
Hando_Jin

Hando_Jin

November 11, 2014
One of the worst DJs to have ever lived, unfortunately the majority of club punters have no idea.
Rabbitfrog

Rabbitfrog

November 1, 2014
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Mr. Oakenfold was a DJ ahead of his time, back in the day he was armed with nothing but vinyl and a CD player. Mixing, ethnic and rock music into his trance mixes, putting unknown artists on CDs with top names. Almost any mix CD you pick up is bound to give you a sense of travel as it covers vast sonic spaces creating an illusion of travelling. Halting kick drums to a screech to give room for a deep ambient track, clearing up glow sticks on the floor to let soulful vocals fill the minds of people and occasionally helping an injured puppy. These are all technics that less skilled DJs of today rely on thanks to the pseudo art of software mixing which allows them to stay intoxicated longer behind the decks with less worry about the equipment and the mood of the dancing society...hooray for progress.
SCO77BROWN

SCO77BROWN

February 6, 2013
In Regards to: Surrender (Protoculture Remix)

With his classic-crescendos, waves of wonder, progressive-pulses & spirals of sonic-splendor....
Mr Oakenfold & Raubenheimer take's us on a full-on experimental experience of new euphoric eruptions & timeless travels into toe tapping trance & time itself......

JUST FANTASTIC.......
damianplur

damianplur

September 9, 2012
It's no coincidence Paul Oakenfold mixed some of the Best and Most Memorable Trance Albums of ALL TIME:
Tranceport, Creamfields, A Voyage into Trance, GU004, GU007, Perfecto Presents...
Paul Oakenfold is now a living legend!
Huttate

Huttate

January 18, 2011
Do people just come on here to slag off producers and performers? Elsewhere they slag of Tiesto. Here they slag off Paul. I wonder how many of them were around in the early days! Like what you like. Comment on what you don't like but give a reason that might steer others.

Personally I find Paul a difficult one. I suspect he has experimented more than most and as a result I cherry pick his songs. For pure trance it is difficult to beat Southern Sun [the Tiesto remix of course]. I love Faster Kill Pussycat but, like many songs, that is possibly because of the memories it invokes. The best I can say is that most of his tracks rate well above average in my collection but few of them get the full 5 * rating.

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