Oakenfold in 2009
|Birth name||Paul Mark Oakenfold|
|Also known as||Perfecto, Electra, Oakenfold|
30 August 1963 |
Mile End, London, England
|Origin||Greenhithe, Kent, England|
|Genres||Electronica, acid house, trance, Goa trance, breakbeat, big beat, film score|
|Occupation(s)||Disc jockey, remixer, actor, record producer, chef|
Bunkka, Electra, Elementfour, Perfecto/Perfecto Records, Perfecto Allstarz, Planet Perfecto, Rise, Virus, Wild Colour
Steve Osborne, Andy Gray, Rihanna, Brittany Murphy, Madonna, Grace, MylÃ¨ne Farmer, Movement 98, Shifty Shellshock, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Cher
When I started DJ'ing, it was no big thing. There was no money in DJ'ing, and you did it purely for the love of playing music.
APA is another evolution in my career; they have unique vision and share my goals for the future. I look forward to expanding our horizons together.
I'm about to start working with a singer I met on my last trip: she'll get international exposure, and I'll have a song out in that market sung in Cantonese.
Shanghai set out to take over from Hong Kong and I think it's done that. It's got the most amazing futuristic skyline which rivals and even betters Tokyo.
There is a definite Chinese pop sound developing, but I was shocked at how influenced it is by American music.