Three time Grammy nominated DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold returns to his roots as the original pioneer and icon of the global trance scene with a new tour and album concept that launches in the US at the end of October 2013.
"Trance Mission" will bring a fresh visual and audio experience to the hottest dance floors of the world as Paul takes his popular "Full on Fluoro" sound, which has gathered incredible popularity in Europe recently, on the road in the US for the first time. In addition to the tour Paul will release a "Trance Mission" album featuring brand new versions of ten of Paul's favourite trance releases of all time.
Paul Oakenfold's diversity as a producer and DJ have earned him mass acclaim from all sides of the dance music scene but despite his successes producing / remixing the likes of Madonna, U2, Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars, many fans will always associate him with the trance movement in which he has played an integral role for well over two decades.
In the 1990's Paul's Perfecto and Perfecto Fluoro record labels were responsible for some of the biggest selling trance releases of all time, including classics like Planet Perfecto's "Bullet in The Gun", PPK "ResuRection", Man with No Name's "Teleport" and Paul's own colossal hits Grace "Not Over Yet" and "Southern Sun" – the latter of which has appeared on over 150 compilation albums to date.
Of his 36 Essential mixes for BBC Radio 1, his legendary "GOA Mix", which perfectly fused underground trance with poignant samples taken from film and radio, was voted the best Essential Mix of all time by Radio 1 listeners. It also received a Silver Award in the Specialist Music Programme category at the 1997 Sony Music Awards.
Paul's 2011 "Fluorescence" Essential Mix was seen by many as the next chapter to the Goa Mix – with the online archiving of the show attracting over 500,000 listeners in the 3 months after its initial broadcast.
His residencies for Amnesia and Pacha (Ibiza), Ministry of Sound