MOST INFLUENTIAL DANCE ARTISTS #6: PAUL OAKENFOLD

Paul Oakenfold – “Ready Steady Go” (2002)
Dir. Georgi Lazar

Coming in at #6 is UK born Paul Oakenfold. Oakenfold was pretty much the Pioneer of bringing dance music to the mainstream both in America and across the pond. This guy was the biggest DJ in the world for maybe the entire decade of the 90’s. And I emphasize the word DJ. He didn’t have any original albums or singles until he released Bunkka in 2002. He reached unparalleled fame by remixing songs from some of the biggest names in music, as well as releasing epic full length albums of trance mixes. He has solidified himself as the most successful DJ ever, touring all over the world and playing the biggest venues on the planet. He inspired people like the late DJ AM, Steve Aoki, and even me, that you could make a very successful living strictly as a DJ. Recently people like Tiesto, and even more recently Deadmau5, have stolen some of his thunder, but when it comes to Trance, you just need to know one name… OAKENFOLD.

Paul Oakenfold – Southern Sun

Paul Oakenfold – Hold Your Hand

Paul Oakenfold ft. Pharrell Williams – Sex N Money

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