Paul Oakenfold set to make DJ history as the first to play Stonehenge

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Paul Oakenfold set to make DJ history as the first to play StonehengePaul Oakenfold Stonehenge

Paul Oakenfold will write a chapter in the live music history books when he becomes the first DJ ever to play Stonehenge this September. The exact date has yet to be announced, but most dance music lifers will have to wait for the video recording to experience the event – only 50 personally invited people will be on hand to witness the performance.

Fittingly, all of show’s profits will go to English Heritage, a charity working to preserve over 400 historic sites around the country. The veteran dance legend is no stranger to DJing awe-inspiring locations, with sets on Mount Everest and the Great Wall of China already on his rap sheet. Despite decades of shows under his belt, Oakenfold says Stonehenge will top them all,

“I am so lucky to be able to share my music from such an iconic site. The energy there will be like nowhere else on earth, and this will be reflected in my music and performance. Despite having performed at incredible events and locations all across the globe, sunset at Stonehenge will be the most magical.”

The DJ will join an iconic list of past performers to grace the 5,000 year old landmark, including Jimmy Page, Hawkwind, and more. Just as exciting is the promise of more incredible events, with Oakenfold teasing a, “long-term vision of using amazing locations championing great artists and new music.”

Photo Credit: National Geographic

 

 

Paul Oakenfold Will Be The First Artist To Play Stonehenge

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Paul Oakenfold will be the first artist to perform at Stonehenge. The DJ has made a habit of playing in some unconventional locations, including the Great Wall Of China and, just last year, at Mount Everest’s base camp. The Stonehenge performance will take place at sunset in September. Fifty people will be invited … More »

Paul Oakenfold – Only Us ft Little Nikki

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Paul Oakenfold – Only Us ft Little NikkiPaul Oakenfold Only Us

As house music continues to permeate through 2018, Paul Oakenfold has delivered his exquisitely melodic dancefloor memento, “Only Us,” via Tiësto‘s Black Hole Recordings. Oakenfold fittingly debuted the track during his set for Moscow’s World Cup Fan Fest.

“Only Us” is dance pop done right. With help from fellow UK-native Little Nikki, whose magnetic vocals deliciously accent the track’s momentous, one-night-only theme – accompanied by lofty, atmospheric synth chords and walloping percussion.

Oakenfold, a three-time Grammy nominee, has been an integral figure in the worldwide trance and house arenas for decades, acquiring lucrative residencies all over the globe in dance music epicenters like Pacha of Ibiza, Ministry of Sound in London, and most instrumentally, Cream in Liverpool. Before his ascent to dance music’s short list, Oakenfold worked alongside hip-hop icons like the Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C as an agent/manager in the ’80s, launching his Perfecto Fluoro imprint soon after.

Dreamstate Announces Return to Mexico + Full Lineup

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For the third year in a row, Mexico City will become a haven for all lovers of trance music. Insomniac has revealed that Dreamstate will return to the Palacio de los Deportes on Saturday, September 1st and will include not one, but two stages this time around! The all-trance event will include trance legends Paul

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Dreamstate Announces Return to Mexico + Lineup

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For the third year in a row, Mexico City will become a haven for all lovers of trance music. Insomniac has revealed that Dreamstate will return to the Palacio de los Deportes on Saturday, September 1st and will include not one, but two stages this time around! The all-trance event will include trance legends Paul

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Paul Simon embraces dance on ‘Graceland – The Remixes’ featuring Joris Voorn, Photek, Groove Armada & more

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It’s probably safe to assume that when Paul Simon began to achieve fame and critical acclaim as a part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, he’d never anticipated he might someday release an electronic tribute album. But alas, that day has come.

Simon’s Grammy award-winning 1986 album, Graceland, has been re-imagined by several of dance music’s superstars.  

Though just five tastes of the album are available at the moment, as Graceland – The Remixes doesn’t officially land on Legacy/Sony until June, the glimpses into the record shine a new light on the artist’s folk and pop-rock sensibilities as Joris Voorn, Thievery CorporationPhotekGroove ArmadaPaul Oakenfold, and more are called upon to rework the mastery that is the great Paul Simon.

Graceland – The Remixes is out via Sony and Legacy on June 1.

Hear Paul Simon’s Graceland Get Remixed By Paul Oakenfold, Groove Armada, & More

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Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon is about to head out on his farewell tour, and what better way to commemorate his five-plus decades in the biz than… a collection of electronic remixes? … More »

Ferry Corsten and Paul Oakenfold team up for long-overdue inaugural collaboration

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Paul Oakenfold and Ferry Corsten are two mainstays that have pioneered the trance industry to where it is today. Though the two have never collaborated, a new Corsten initiative called UNITY has finally brought about a collaborative single called “A Slice of Heaven.”

Corsten created UNITY to bring together producers to collaborate for something bigger than themselves. With “A Slice of Heaven,” he and Oakenfold have partnered with VH1’s Save The Music Foundation to add support to the organization’s Music Tech Grant program, which to date has donated $53 million worth of new musical instruments and equipment to more than 2,000 public schools across the USA.

Music has always been a release for me and dance music, especially trance, has always had a sense of community attached to it. Through UNITY, my aim is to bring together all of these people I have worked alongside through the years to create a project that reinforces that sense of being united and give young people the chance to make their own way in music.” -Corsten

Their track, “A Slice of Heaven,” features propelling trance synths and beautiful vocal breaks. Oakenfold commented on the long-overdue collaboration in an official statement about the track.

“Myself and Ferry have long spoken about getting together to work on music, and with the benefits of providing children with more opportunities to be educated through music, it was a no-brainer to finally make it happen.” -Oakenfold

The track is out now on both Flashover and Perfecto Recordings.

Ferry Corsten Teams With Paul Oakenfold On ‘A Slice Of Heaven’

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Ferry Corsten has long been aware of the power of music and its ability to bring people closer together, and with the launch of UNITY Ferry’s vision is brought to life, bringing together electronic music’s biggest names to collaborate on music for a purpose bigger than itself. The first of these partnerships come in the

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Paul Oakenfold – “Love Escape (feat. Amba Shepard)”

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The legendary Paul Oakenfold has released his latest extraordinary track, titled “Love Escape”. For this Trance hit, Oakenfold called in some epic vocal reinforcements from Amba Shepard. Shepard, the recognizable voice of Hardwell’s “Apollo”, is no stranger to Oakenfold’s work, having worked with him once before in “U Are”. Beneath Amba Shepard’s spirited chorus and

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