Oakenfold is not big on the gimmicky cake-throwing or spraying down a bunch of booty with champagne. There was little doubt Friday that the crowd was there strictly to see him. He delivered, and they soaked up every minute of it, dancing with their hands constantly in the air and moving to the droning bass beats.
A huge influence on the global music scene, the godfather of trance music, and founder of Perfecto Records, Paul Oakenfold made his way back to town for a Friday-night date at Stereo Live.
The artist’s résumé runs deep, arguably touching every part of the modern entertainment industry. His work has spanned multiple decades and influenced the global music scene through festivals, radio, film, television, gaming and nightlife. Adding to the renowned status, he was most recently listed as one of the 25 pioneers of dance music by