"Paul Oakenfold" (born August 30, 1963 in London, England) is a record producer and one of the best-known DJs worldwide.
In 1987, Oakenfold and his friends, Trevor Fung and Ian St. Paul, spent several months in Ibiza, Spain, where they fell in love with the dance club music (see 1987 in music). Using influences from Ibiza's sound, Italo disco, soul and house, Oakenfold produced Happy Mondays' ''Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches'', followed by productions of remixes for U2, Massive Attack, Arrested Development, The Cure, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Simply Red, New Order, The Doors, and The Shamen with production partner Steve Osborne under the collaborative name "Perfecto". Many of these remixes were released under his label Perfecto Records.
In addition to producing records, Oakenfold also mixed them. He first started playing in clubs as a teenager and soon built up a reputation as a top party DJ. However, it wasn't until the early 1990s when the name Paul Oakenfold was associated with the DJ elite. The reason for this rise in public admiration was his adoption of a new breed of dance music called Trance, something he discovered on the hippy beaches of Goa in India and...