Paul Oakenfold Releases Sunset at Stonehenge Album

Paul Oakenfold Releases Sunset at Stonehenge Album

Paul Oakenfold Sunset at Stonehenge is the album taken from Paul’s landmark DJ set from English Heritage and UNESCO World Heritage site, Stonehenge.

In September 2018 World famous DJ, recording artist, producer and UK house music pioneer Oakenfold was the first ever DJ to play a gig at the ancient stone circle. The invite only gig captured worldwide press and TV attention as went down as an iconic moment in dance music history.

The album reflects Paul’s ability to cross genres, creating unique soundscapes that combine film score, classical, opera and electronic music to form a sonic journey which separates it from normal  DJ led mix albums.

Artists featured on the album include U2, Andrea Bocelli, Vangelis, William Orbit, Empire Of The Sun, The Grid, Hans Zimmer, Chicane (exclusive remix) and Oakenfold himself. All the tracks for were selected for their atmospheric qualities to perfectly compliment the setting. The album also contains a bonus track Paul made for the album simply titled, Stonehenge which include ambient sounds inspired by the location of Stonehenge itself.    

Over three decades Paul Oakenfold has shaped the dance & electronic music genre and remains one of the leading forces in the wider global music scene and was recently named The Most Influential DJ of All Time, Uk newspaper The Evening Standard while also being the one the top searched Electronic artists on Google. He has also just been made a Soccer Aid to Unicef Advisor due to helping raise 6.7 Million for the charity.

His works have taken him from the DJ booth of the worlds’ hottest nightspots and festivals to producing soundtracks for Hollywood blockbuster movies. His diversity has earned him two Grammy nominations. He’s produced & remixed for the likes of U2, Madonna and The Happy Mondays. He’s remixed Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake plus released over 20 DJ mix compilations. Paul has also been responsible for creating film scores including The Bourne Identity, Matrix Reloaded, Shrek 2, Swordfish and Collateral.

Paul Oakenfold Sunset at Stonehenge follows Paul’s ground-breaking releases recorded at The Great Wall Of China back in the early 2000s, before China was not as ‘open’ and more recently at Base Camp, Mount Everest, officially the World’s Highest DJ Gig which also resulted in an recorded album released in 2018 which is also available!

This album is released on New State Music and will be available as CD, Download and on Digital Streaming Platforms. In US only the Export Edition of the CD will be available

 

Tracklist:

01 U2 - Love Is All We Have Left

02 The Grid – Floatation (Subsonic Grid Mix)

03 Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People

04 Clarian – Kill For Love

05 Kidnap Kid ft. Leo Stannard – Moments

06 Butch & C.Vogt – Bliss

07 Hibernate ft. Victoria Gydov - Lux Tua

08 Vangelis - Rachel's Song                                   

09 Perfecto Symphony Orchestra – Vampire Hunters

10 The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Derek Wadsworth – The Ecstasy Of Gold

11 Andrea Bocelli - Puccini: Nessun dorma! [Turandot / Act 3]

12 Chicane ft. Maire Brennan - Saltwater (Sunrise Mix)

13 William Orbit – Barber’s Adagio For Strings

14 Paul Oakenfold – Southern Sun

15 Joan Retamero – She Dreamed Through The Sky

16 Amari & Nico Morano ft. Jinadu – Desire (Eelke Kleijn Remix)

17 Hans Zimmer, Gavin Greenaway, Lisa Gerrard, The Lyndhurst Orchestra – Sorrow

18 Loudeast – Lights Off!

19 Vangelis - Tears In Rain

Bonus Track: Paul Oakenfold - Stonehenge

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www.englishheritage .com

 

About Paul Oakenfold

When it comes to a career the magnitude of Paul Oakenfold it’s hard to encompass one of the true legends of electronic music into just words. For over 3 decades he has elevated and shaped an entire genre and remains one of the leading forces in the global music scene today.

His most recent works have taken him from the DJ booth of the worlds hottest nightspots and festivals to the studio producing soundtracks for Hollywood blockbuster movies. His diversity in artistry and ability has earned him accolades from critics and fans alike. Garnering him not 1 but 2 Grammy Nominations for his works.

But lets take a step back. The son of a musician, Paul came up as a young DJ in the late '70s spinning Funk in Covent Garden. Not what some might have expected from one of Trances preeminent masters. But he knew then music would be his life. In the '80s 2 life-changing trips took place. The first in 1984 where he spent several months living in New York City working as A&R man for the famed Champion Records signing DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, as well as Salt-n-Pepa. He also became promoter and British agent for the Beastie Boys and Run-D.M.C.

The second trip and more contemporary influence was in 1987 which brought Paul to the White Isle of Ibiza. Here he discovered the Balearic sound that flowed through the Ibiza air at clubs such as Amnesia. Inspired, he took the music and experiences back to the UK and became its ambassador. Paul returned often holding residencies at Amnesia and Pacha in Ibiza. Around the same time Ministry Of Sound in London was opening and tauted Paul as their first resident. However it was his famed residency at UK super-club Cream in Liverpool that brought Paul global respect as a master of his art. It was some say the catalyst to what has made him a touring legend.

This residency was celebrated through the Grammy nominated 2004 compilation ‘Creamfields’ (Paul went on to receive a second Grammy nomination in 2007 with his artist album, “A Lively Mind” and then again in 2009 for his production work with Madonna).

Oakenfold’s stature as a DJ and entertainer has taken him beyond the normal club and festival circuit, playing landmark gigs that have changed the face of electronic music. Highlights include three worldwide tours warming up for Madonna and U2 (with both artists insisting on a DJ set from Paul instead of a support band); performing physically on the Great Wall of China and two sold out dates playing to 30,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl in California.

A year after that first visit to Ibiza, Perfecto was born. Founded in 1988, Oakenfold’s groundbreaking Perfecto record label played an integral role in the birth of trance music, with Paul at the helm producing massive international hits such as “Not Over Yet”, “Bullet In The Gun” and “Southern Sun”. With countless high profile releases and remixes in its path, Perfecto Records is still the benchmark to which so many labels measure themselves. 20+ years later, Perfecto remains as cutting edge and popular as ever, even resurrecting its Perfecto Fluoro sublabel in 2011. Probably Perfecto’s most notable release was the recent double album “Perfecto Las Vegas” which held the #1 spot on the US iTunes dance chart for several weeks. This release solidified Paul’s stronghold as an International DJ power player achieving the highest selling DJ compilation ever released in US history – with over half a million sales.

Paul has produced for megastars such as U2, Madonna (including her latest release “Celebration”) and The Happy Mondays. As well as three acclaimed artist albums under his own name. He has remixed Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake and released over 20 DJ mix compilations. In recent years Paul has also been responsible for creating some of the most breathtaking film scores and cues for a long list of Hollywood blockbusters – including The Bourne Identity, Matrix Reloaded, Shrek 2, Swordfish and Collateral. But his most anticipated release is yet to come. Paul Oakenfold’s newest artist album ‘Pop Killer’ is scheduled for imminent release featuring The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Gnarls Barkley, OneRepublic and B.O.B.

Astonishingly, despite all his success in the worlds of chart music and film, Oakenfold has found time to keep in touch with his roots as a club DJ. Over the past 3 years he has held a weekly residency at the legendary Rain nightclub in The Palms, Las Vegas. Planet Perfecto is a fully produced show with 75 circus performers, cutting edge visuals and special effects - giving the 3,000-strong crowd a truly unique experience.

Whether you are listening to a CD, watching a commercial, going to a club or playing a video game; Paul’s omnimedia presence is felt everywhere. Paul Oakenfold is the sovereign of DJ culture and is its most recognizable icon.

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