Paul Oakenfold after performing with Madonna plays at Gatecrasher

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Paul Oakenfold après avoir joué avec Madonna joue à Gatecrasher.

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FMG UK Ltd: Paul Oakenfold takes time out from performing with Madonna to play super club Gatecrasher

Press Release
Source: FMG UK Ltd
On 8:46 am EST, Thursday December 3, 2009      

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Paul Oakenfold is flying in from his residency in Las Vegas to perform at Gatecrasher. One of the pioneers of the dance music revolution, Paul Oakenfold comes to Gatecrasher this December as part of a lengthy world tour that crossed over 25 countries. In addition to supporting Madonna around the world, Paul has been in the studio producing the bonus tracks for her brand new greatest hits album out now. "Cutting edge sounds combined with classic Madonna" says Oakenfold of the direction they're going in.
Fresh from supporting Madonna on her World Tour, Paul Oakenfold, the undisputed godfather of dance is flying in from his residency in Las Vegas to perform at Gatecrasher. Oakenfold jets into the UK for two exclusive DJ sets at Gatecrasher Birmingham (5th December 2009) and Ultra Gatecrasher in Nottingham (12th December 2009).
The full Perfecto Vegas experience including circus performers, cutting edge visuals and special effects will be transported to Gatecrasher’s biggest clubs. Since Gatecrasher Birmingham and Ultra opened both clubs have exceeded all expectations and become renowned for their ultimate combination of raw sexiness, wild party themes and mondo luxury – suitable locations for the kind of debauchery that surrounds the Perfecto Vegas experience ...Prepare for a carnival of cabaret as Sin City meets the Midlands...
Paul Oakenfold has been hailed as one of the world's leading DJ/ remixers by some of the most respected titles including CNN, BBC, Rolling Stone, BPM, Remix and more. Whether its producing countless film scores including the latest offering from Jerry Bruckheimer 'G-Force' to producing on Madonna's latest release Celebration, Oakenfold is one of the most versatile and busiest forces in the music scene today.
A life-changing break to Ibiza back in 1987 saw Paul discovering Balearic music in clubs such as Amnesia.
This inspired Oakenfold to DJ and promote parties in this style and in the late eighties Perfecto Records was born, releasing countless high profile releases and remixes in its path. During the late 90s, Paul helped to popularize trance and has become one of the best-known DJs in the world, graduating from house towards a melodic, commercial style of trance. Holding residencies at Amnesia and a Perfecto residency at Pacha, Paul also opened Ministry Of Sound in London and was their first resident, also holding a famed residency Cream that is celebrated through the Grammy nominated 2004 compilation Creamfields, (also being nominated in 2007 with album A Lively Mind).
Oakie’s relationship with Gatecrasher spans over 15 years, including headlining Summer Soundsystem, NEC events and many special club nights. Many people will have fabulous memories of Paul’s ascendancy at Gatecrasher where he attacked the limelight and powered onwards to gather a massive following.
Fast-forward to 2009 and Paul has a Vegas residency. The term ‘Vegas residency’ is usually associated with superannuated divas like Cher and Elton John, but it’s exactly what UK trance master Paul Oakenfold has been doing for the past couple of years, with a long-term stint at Las Vegas superclub Perfecto. Oakenfold holds a Perfecto residency at the Rain Nightclub, the legendary 25,000 square-foot nightclub and concert venue in Las Vegas. Oakenfold’s idea for the show was to bring the grandiose club experience of trance party spots such as Ibiza to “Sin City” – the biggest party town in the world The Perfecto night is a fully produced show with 75 circus performers and cutting edge visuals and special effects, giving the 3,000-strong crowd a clubbing experience like no other. Paul says;
'The new Ibiza of America. It used to be somewhere families went but now it's the playground for partygoers who come for a long weekend. It's been so good, I've just renewed my residency for another year and play most Saturdays. I did have options for residencies in New York, Miami and LA, but for me Vegas is the future'.
To coincide with the residency Paul Oakenfold has just released an album of the same name. On Perfecto Vegas, Paul Oakenfold returns to his House roots and serves up one of the hottest techno dance compilations this year. In the USA, digital sales of Perfecto Las Vegas beat the late and legendary Michael Jackson to the No 1 spot on iTunes' dance chart and No 1 on the Amazon digital album, coming No 66 in the US Billboard Top 200 (beating David Guetta in the process).
Oakenfold has surprisingly still found time to remix Michael Jackson classic Dancing Machine, become a Berklee UK Scholarship Honoree, Sell out two nights at the Hollywood Bowl (30,000 punters in total) AND open up for Madonna on all of her Sticky & Sweet UK and European dates. With new artist album Pop Killer to be released next year featuring The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Gnarls Barkley and OneRepublic, Perfecto Las Vegas serves as a reminder that Oakenfold is still at the top of his game.

Saturday 5th December - Gatecrasher Birmingham
Saturday 12th - Gatecrasher Nottingham

•Paul Oakenfold has been touted as one of the world’s leading DJ/remixers by various outlets including CNN, Rolling Stone, BPM, Remix and more.
•His third artiste album, Pop Killer, will be released summer 2009.
•In August 2008, Oakenfold took up his first US residency at Rain superclub in The Palms Casino, Las Vegas.
•Also in 2008, he toured extensively with Madonna, opening for her in the UK and both North and South America.
•The DVD 24/7 - a behind-the-scenes documentary about the life of Paul Oakenfold - and Paul Oakenfold, The Authorized Biography, were both released in 2008.
•Paul Oakenfold Greatest Hits & Remixes was released in 2007 through Perfecto/Ultra Records –a 20-selection strong collection of his seminal dance recordings and remixes. Its track listing ranges from original productions such as his massive singles “Starry Eyed Surprise” “Ready Steady Go,” and “Faster Kill Pussycat” featuring Brittany Murphy. In addition, there are remixes galore of artists like Justin Timberlake, U2, Madonna, The Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead and Underworld and soundtrack pieces such as David Arnold’s James Bond Theme from the motion picture Die Another Day and Oakenfold’s “Dread Rock” from Matrix Reloaded.
•2x Grammy nominee, “Best Electronic/Dance Album” A Lively Mind (2007, Maverick Records) and Creamfields (2004, Thrive Records)
•Paul Oakenfold released his second album for Maverick A Lively Mind in June 2006. This Grammy-nominated album includes the single, “Faster Kill Pussycat” featuring Brittany Murphy. Other guests on the album include Pharrell Williams, Grandmaster Flash, Ryan Tedder of Onerepublic, Spitfire, Bad Apples and more.
•His first album for Maverick Bunkka was released in 2002. It included "Starry Eyed Surprise" featuring Shifty Shellshock of Crazy Town, a Top 10 hit in both America and the U.K. Other guests on the album were Perry Farrell, Nelly Furtado, Ice Cube, Tricky and Hunter S. Thompson (his last recording before he passed away).
•“Starry Eyed Surprise” reappeared in early 2005 as part of Diet Coke’s ad campaign for their re-launch of the beverage using Splenda. Paul’s hit, “Ready, Steady, Go” currently appears in Saab’s US ad campaign, and a new song, “Feed Your Mind” also appears in Toyota’s European ad campaign, for which the major car manufacturer has committed to 42 million Euros (over $51 million dollars) worth of ad buys. Oakenfold also scored the music for a Hummer commercial.
•Paul Oakenfold’s 2004 mix album Another World has reached gold status in sales making it one of the biggest selling dance albums of all time. In total his releases have sold almost 2 million in the U.S. alone.
•Film credits include music for Nobel Son, Collateral, Swordfish, The Matrix Reloaded, Pirates of the Caribbean, Die Another Day, Planet Of The Apes, The Bourne Identity and Shrek II. TV credits include music for Alias, Big Brother and Las Vegas.
•Remix credits include, among many others, works for U2, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Paris Hilton Jennifer Lopez, Salt N Pepa and The Cure.
•As a touring musician, Oakenfold has DJ’d in hundreds of places around the world. Some unique locations he has appeared at include the Great Wall in China, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (sold out) and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Other foreign territories he’s appeared include Cypress, Lebanon, Ibiza, Korea and more. He’s also noted as one of the most well traveled electronic touring artists within the United States.
•He scored GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, the James Bond-inspired videogame.
•Paul Oakenfold was the star of Spike TV series The Club and had a cameo appearance in the film The Rules of Attraction.
•Prior to becoming a world famous DJ and producer, Oakenfold served as an A&R consultant for Profile Records and Def Jam, where he signed artists including Salt N’ Pepa, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith.
•Paul Oakenfold was born in London, England and currently resides in the U.S. Before becoming a major force in the music industry he graduated from the Westminster Technical culinary institute becoming a certified chef. He was also an investor along with rockers Tommy Lee and Dave Navarro in the Hollywood, CA nightlife establishment Rokbar.

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