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Paul Oakenfold
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Position: 
12

Questions Top100 DJs 2007 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:26

Style: 
Melodic
Best known for: 
I just did my 100th remix. DJing, Perfecto, hard to say one!
Tune of the year: 
Jan Johnson's 'Sleeping Satellite'
Producer of 2007: 
Nat Monday
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2007: 
Kenneth Thomas.
Your musical inspiration: 
That comes from everyday activities.
Best festival on the planet: 
Without doubt Burning Man.
Best bit of kit: 
My iPhone.
What tune makes you cry: 
None
Naughtiest thing you've done this year: 
I ain't telling you, that's why it's naughty!

With his 100th remix under his belt, you'd think that Paul Oakenfold would be content to sit still and chill. But not for him the quiet life, for the infamous Perfecto boss is about to release a biography.
'Paul Oakenfold The Authorised Biography', penned by Richard Norris of The Grid, is a record of his remarkable life, shaping dance music from the beginnings of acid house through to his latest incarnation as a Hollywood soundtrack maestro.
"The time was right for a biography," Oakenfold asserts. "I get so many questions from all around the world that I thought it would be nice to give people an insight into what's gone on. Also, to give young DJs an idea of how you can do this."

Despite primarily focusing on his soundtrack work, Oakenfold is still known for rocking clubs to their foundations. Memorable sets at Ibiza's Amnesia this summer have ensured that he's still close to our hearts, and this month also brings a new compilation, collecting some of his finest remixes over the years.
"I've done 100 remixes over the course of the decade so I'm releasing a compilation of the best - from U2 to Justin Timberlake, Madonna to Snoop Doggy Dogg," Oakenfold confirms.
And the soundtrack work shows no signs of letting up, with three new Oakenfold scored flicks due for release soon.
"I've just scored my third movie this year, I've really enjoyed it and worked really hard at it so that's probably my most memorable moment. The movies are Nobel Son, Vexel and The Heavy."
We still can't get enough of Oakey!