Event Details

Paul Oakenfold

Time: June 27, 2014 from 9pm to 11pm
Location: Sunshine Theater
Street: 120 Central Ave. SW
City/Town: Albuquerque
Website or Map: http://www.sunshinetheaterliv…
Phone: 764-0249
Event Type: music
Latest Activity: Jun 24, 2014

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

Paul Oakenfold is the DJ, remixer, and producer who did more than anyone else to break house music in Britain during the late '80s. During 1987-1988, Oakenfold hosted a series of crucial club nights that introduced thousands of Brits to house music. Just a few years later, he helped push the new dance crossover into the charts by masterminding hit productions by Happy Mondays (among others) and forming one of the most successful dance labels of the 1990s, Perfecto Records. Even well over a decade after his emergence, Oakenfold remained, quite simply, dance music's most popular DJ.

Born in London in 1963, Oakenfold began mixing at the age of 16, and hooked up with friend Trevor Fung to play soul and rare groove at a basement bar in Covent Garden. He also spent some time in New York during the late '70s, working for Arista Records and soaking up the disco scene through Larry Levan's genre-spanning sets at the Paradise Garage. Back in England by the early '80s, Oakenfold worked as a club promoter and British agent for the Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C. He continued DJing as well, and eventually ended up at the Project, one of the first venues for house music in England, in 1985-1986. With Fung and another friend named Ian St. Paul, Oakenfold was introduced to the exploding club scene on the vacation island of Ibiza (near the coast of Spain) during 1987 and imported the crucial mix of house, soul, Italian disco, and alternative music later dubbed the Balearic style.

Comment Wall

Comment

RSVP for Paul Oakenfold to add comments!

Join Duke City Fix

Attending (1)

Connect with Us!

Latest Activity

neal copperman commented on Shelle VanEtten de Sanchez's blog post Builders and Makers: David Rivera
1 hour ago
Profile IconDuke City Fix via Facebook

Are you familiar with the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire? They need volunteers for this great event!

Volunteer

albuquerque-minimakerfaire.com

Regular Summer…

See More
Facebook2 hours ago · Reply
Profile IconCarlos Danger and Juli Curtis joined Duke City Fix
2 hours ago
Merimee Moffitt commented on The DitchRider's blog post The Sunday Poem: Bill Nevins
6 hours ago

Members

Regular Features

© 2015   Created by Duke City Fix.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service