Generations Paul Oakenfold (3CD)

In 1987, Oakenfold visited the island of Ibiza with a few friends, discovering a new kind of clubbing experience fueled by DJ-centric dancefloors and rampant ecstasy consumption. Oakenfold brought this vision back to the UK, starting a weekly acid house residency at The Sanctuary known as ‘Spectrum at Heaven in Charing Cross.’ Over the next few years, Britain experienced a full-blown acid house revolution, which later came be known as the iconic ‘Second Summer of Love.’

Now, 30 years on, Paul is paying homage to this iconic era with an expansive world tour and compilation album, titled Generations. The tour finds Oakenfold celebrating the various stages of his career, from downtempo, to house and trance — all of which will be encapsulated in the music played during the tour as well as in an official, 3-disc, 60-track compilation album.

Much of his Oakenfold’s career has been predicated on his desire to take electronic music into new spaces, whether it be the Hollywood Bowl, or Wembley Stadium. His Generations tour will continue the theme, with Oakenfold hiking 17,000 feet to perform at Mt Everest’s Base Camp. “I really want to take electronic music and push it as far as it can go,” he says of the task.

What’s more, Generations will be a precursor to some even more ambitious international plans. “We’re in the process of putting seven shows over a few years in incredibly unique places,” Oakenfold says. “The first place will absolutely blow your mind, because it’s never been done. We don’t even know if the equipment will work.”

Though Oakenfold couldn’t disclose the location, he promised it will be worth the wait. “When they tell you what it is, you’re gonna laugh your head off.”

At over 30 years into his career, one might ask Paul what’s driving him to do all this. He’s certainly made his mark in the dance world and beyond, and could just as easily rest on his laurels. Yet, unhindered by the pressures of success, Oakenfold has perhaps found himself in his most creatively liberated state yet.

“That moment where I went to Ibiza — did I ever think the start of the scene with a couple of friends would lead me to sitting here with you, seeing the world through a box of records? No. I’m very lucky, I’m very fortunate. And I’m in a great moment where I’m just enjoying it. I’m comfortable with who I am and where I am.”

 

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TRACKLIST

Title Performer / Composer
 Sueno Latino (Paradise Version)  Sueno Latino (with Manuel Goettsching) [Performing E2E4]
 Pump Up The Volume  M/A/R/R/S
 Jack Your Body (Club Your Body)  Steve “Silk” Hurley
 Promised Land  Joe Smooth
 Someday (Club Mix)  CeCe Rogers
 Move Your Body (The House Music Anthem) [Extended Mix]  Marshall Jefferson
 Dirty Cash (Sold Out 7″ Edit)  Adventures Of Stevie V
 Good Life (Mayday Club Mix)  Inner City
 Ride On Time (Massive Mix)  Black Box
 Missing (Todd Terry Remix)  Everything But The Girl
 Days Go By  Dirty Vegas
 Show Me Love (Stonebridge Club Mix)  Robin S
 Pjanoo  Eric Prydz
 Plastic Dreams  Jay Dee
 Look Right Through (MK Dub III Edit)  Storm Queen
 I Remember (Extended Version) [Edit]  deadmau5 & Kaskade
 Beautiful Day (The Perfecto Mix)  U2
 Yeke Yeke (Hardfloor Mix)  Mory Kante
 Born Slippy Nuxx (Paul Oakenfold Remix)  Underworld
 Miami 2 Ibiza (Instrumental)  Swedish House Mafia
Title Performer / Composer
 Eugina (Reactivation Mix)  Salt Tank
 Animal (Trance Mix)  Lost It.Com
 Offshore (Disco Citizens Remix)  Chicane
 Children (Tilt’s Courtyard Mix)  Tilt
 Highlander  Tastexperience
 Southern Sun (DJ Tiesto Mix)  Paul Oakenfold
 Salva Mea (Sister Bliss Remix)  Faithless
 ResuRection (EC Twins & Remy Le Duc Remix)  Planet Perfecto Knights
 Ubik (The Dance) [feat. Martin Bettinghaus]  Timo Maas
 Hale Bopp (Raumgleiter Version)  Der Dritte Raum
 Barber’s Adagio For Strings  Paul Oakenfold
 Meet Her At The Loveparade (Nalin & Kane Remix)  Da Hool
 Home (Salt Tank Reconstruction)  Chakra
 Skin On Skin  Grace
 Touch Me (Perfecto Club Mix)  Paul Oakenfold & Cassandra Fox
 Stella  Jam & Spoon
 Bullet In The Gun (Saturday Mix)  Planet Perfecto
 Piledriver (Grayed Out Summer Mix)  Amoebaassassin
 Das Glockenspiel (Humate Remix)  Schiller
 Netherworld (Vinyl Cut)  L.S.G.
Title Performer / Composer
 Your Love (feat. Jamie Principle)  Frankie Knuckles
 Jibaro  Electra
 Driving Away From Home (Wicked Weather For Walking)  It’s Immaterial
 Theme For Great Cities (2002 Remastered Version)  Simple Minds
 The Sun Rising (Deeply Satisfying Mix)  The Beloved
 Belfast  Orbital
 Release The Pressure (The Desert Edit)  Leftfield
 Floatation  The Grid
 Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Andrew Weatherall Mix)  Saint Etienne
 Why (Radio Edit)  Carly Simon
 Hallelujah (Club Mix)  Happy Mondays
  City Lights  William Pitt
 What’s Going On (Club Version)  Cyndi Lauper
 Jesus On The Payroll (Street Groove)  Thrashing Doves
 Stories (I’ve a Novella Edit)  Izit
 Lullaby (Extended Mix)  The Cure
 Enjoy (Solid Gold Easy Amex)  Red Box
 Waterfall (12″ Remix)  The Stone Roses
 Why Why Why  The Woodentops