Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold

Paul Oakenfold

About Paul Oakenfold

British DJ, producer, remixer, and label head Paul Oakenfold is inarguably one of the most important figures in the history of dance music, having done more to popularize the genre than anyone else. Responsible for breaking house music to British clubbers during the late '80s, he then took the genre aboveground, through production and remix work for popular groups like Happy Mondays and U2. Though inextricably associated with trance since the mid-'90s, partially due to best-selling mix CDs like 1998's Tranceport, his eclectic sets have incorporated drum'n'bass, downtempo, and film music, and he's branched out into hip-hop and pop with studio efforts like 2002's Bunkka and singles with Pharrell Williams, Luis Fonsi, Aloe Blacc, and others. Long recognized as one of the world's most popular DJs, he has maintained a tireless work ethic well into the 21st century, and has even performed at landmarks such as Mount Everest and Stonehenge.

  • HOMETOWN
    London, England
  • BORN
    August 30, 1963

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