It’s a phenomenon every trance lover will recognize… Have you ever felt that a moment in your life was inescapably intertwined with a song, and that listening to that song was the only way to relive not just the memory, but to truly transport yourself back in time? For many, electronic music once represented a profound cultural shift in consciousness, and it was an almost alien outlet that had never previously existed. Paul Oakenfold has been emblazoned onto the hearts of thousands, if not millions of fans worldwide, and there are entire legions of people who can still remember sliding the plastic wrap off their very first ‘Tranceport’ CD and going on a journey that would change their lives forever…
Hearing these tracks again, in the fittingly titled ‘Trance Mission’, will be a bittersweet, beautiful, and sometimes cathartic experience that’s sure to stir up something deep within you. Every single one of these tunes has so profoundly shaped the industry that we now almost take for granted.
Tranceport yourself back to a time when dance music was brand new and a synthesizer represented much more than just a cheap plugin within a DAW. Go back to the days of analog — to the days of DJs mixing live on vinyl, imperfections and all. Revisit these unforgettable anthems with the man who brought them to the world so many years ago, and hear how well these timeless tunes fit into the climate of 2014.
‘Café Del Mar’, ‘Madagascar’, ‘Adagio for Strings’,‘Toca Me’, ‘Ready Steady Go’ and the list goes on… Each one an unforgettable classic in its own right, and each one brilliantly updated and freshly imagined to fit the aesthetic and style of the present day. Oakenfoldhas done a fabulous job keeping the spirit of these classic tunes true to the original, while presenting them in a way that seems bold, exciting, and thoroughly modern. The blend will strike a nerve for many, and it will serve as a reminder of the power this music had and will always have.
Available on June 20th, 2014!
1.Paul Oakenfold – Theme For Great Cities (Radio Edit) (03:26)
2.Paul Oakenfold – Cafe Del Mar (Radio Edit) (04:30)
3.Paul Oakenfold – Dreams (Radio Edit) (03:21)
4.Paul Oakenfold – Barber’s Adagio For Strings (Vocal Radio Edit) (04:20)
5.Paul Oakenfold – Toca Me (Radio Edit) (03:30)
6.Paul Oakenfold – Ready Steady Go! (Beatman & Ludmilla Radio Edit) (04:00)
7.Paul Oakenfold – Not Over Yet (Radio Edit) (04:29)
8.Paul Oakenfold – Awakening (Radio Edit) (03:33)
9.Paul Oakenfold – Madagascar (Radio Edit) (03:29)
10.Paul Oakenfold – Open Your Eyes (Radio Edit) (03:36)
11.Paul Oakenfold – Hold That Sucker Down (Radio Edit) (03:40)
12.Paul Oakenfold & Cassandra Fox – Touch Me (05:35)
13.Paul Oakenfold – Trance Mission (Full Continuous DJ Mix) (63:23)
1.Paul Oakenfold – Barber’s Adagio For Strings (Instrumental Radio Edit) (04:20)
2.Paul Oakenfold – Ready Steady Go! (Plump DJs 303Bass Radio Edit) (03:05)
3.Paul Oakenfold & Cassandra Fox – Touch Me (2Symmetry Radio Edit) (03:41)
4.Paul Oakenfold – Not Over Yet (Original Mix) (06:40)
5.Paul Oakenfold – Dreams (Yonathan Zvi Radio Edit) (02:32)
6.Paul Oakenfold – Madagascar (Simon Bostock Radio Edit) (02:59)
7.Paul Oakenfold – Hold That Sucker Down (Johnny Yono Radio Edit) (03:23)
8.Paul Oakenfold – Open Your Eyes (Future Disciple Radio Edit) (03:28)
9.Paul Oakenfold – Cafe Del Mar (Activa Radio Edit) (03:52)
10.Paul Oakenfold – Awakening (Chris Voro Radio Edit) (03:47)
11.Paul Oakenfold – Toca Me (Eshericks Radio Edit) (04:53)