Paul Oakenfold went to New York to experience what was considered the centre of the dance world at the time. He returned to England just over a year later and began exposing American hip hop to the UK, working on labels such as Profile and Def Jam, and signing artists like Salt 'n Pepa and The Fresh Prince, a.k.a. Will Smith.
He has done award-winning mixes for the industry's biggest names from the Rolling Stones to Snoop Dogg. His remixes are always in high demand due to his uncanny ability to retain the original feel of pop material and his dead-on sense of timing (U2's "Even Better than the Real Thing", Massive Attack's "Unfinished Sympathy"). He has toured with everyone, from the Happy Mondays to Bjork, and was the opening act on U2's Zoo TV tour.
He runs his own label, Perfecto, and has been nominated twice for a Brit award. He has been named DJ of the Year three times, and was the first DJ to be featured on the main stage at Glastonbury starting the dance tents featured at every festival since. The sounds he brought back from Ibiza helped spawn the acid-house movement in England during the summer of 1988.
His mix of progressive house and trance has placed him at the forefront of the English and European dance scene for years and his credibility, production, and remix skills are unquestionable.