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Music, All Shook Down 10 Known (and Little-Known) Facts About Paul Oakenfold (And Free Tix!)

10 Known (and Little-Known) Facts About Paul Oakenfold (And Free Tix!)

10. In the late '70s, at the age of 21, Paul Oakenfold snuck into Studio 54 and met Cher and Donald Trump. 9. While living in New York, he was influenced by house music pioneer Larry Levan at the Paradise…
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Music, BeatBox Ancient Future

Ancient Future

Traditional sounds from the Middle East and India have long been alluring sample fodder for electronic artists, but few modern acts can boast the kind of cultural pedigree held by Niyaz. Iranian vocalist Azam Ali and her multi-instrumentalist husband Loga…
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Music, All Shook Down Paul Oakenfold Premieres Bourne Conspiracy Soundtrack

Paul Oakenfold Premieres Bourne Conspiracy Soundtrack

Producer/DJ Paul Oakenfold has been in the lab perfecting the soundtrack to this year's highly anticipated Bourne Conspiracy video game, and now he's ready to show the world. Oakenfold intends to do just that tomorrow, March 25, during "The…
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Music, Turning the Tables

Turning the Tables

Hating British trance DJ Paul Oakenfold is like hating Wal-Mart -- it's not that much fun. Like the ubiquitous superstore, Oakenfold is officially the biggest and most successful at what he does, namely, playing clubs all over the world, selling…
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Music, BeatBox


It's possible that DJ D:Fuse would have toiled away in relative obscurity had he not been touched by the hand of God -- that is, Paul Oakenfold. From a pool of nearly every mixmaster in the known universe, the legendary…
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Music, Reviewed Sandra Collins

Sandra Collins

Perfecto Presents ... Sandra Collins is the first offering from the eye-catching DJ since she signed with superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto label, and her first release in 2 1/2 years. Recorded at a time when Collins had rediscovered her…
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Music, Reviewed Oakenfold


Paul Oakenfold is, without question, one of the most successful dance music DJs to ever drop the needle on a record. The British knob-twiddler -- who began his career playing hip hop in the early '80s and has remixed everyone…
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Music, Father Figure

Father Figure

While shopping at an import store in Montclair, DJ Moda (né Eric Reynolds) stops to listen to the Eastern electronica playing in the background. "I just love tablas," he coos. By watching Moda beeline toward the sole rack of CDs…
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Best Club to Scope Out Exotic British DJs

Goodbye, guitarists -- the new special on the board is DJs. "Omigod -- are you in a band?" has been replaced with "OMG -- what do you spin?" Techno, trance, breakbeat, ambient, whatever: If you spin it, the girls (and…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

John DigweedJohn Digweed is a pillar in a scene awash in fly-by-night superstars. Part of an old school of U.K. DJs including Carl Cox, Paul Oakenfold, and Pete Tong, Digweed struck it big in the British rave heyday of the…
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