Category Archives: Paul Oakenfold

Groove On

Yo Yo Honey
“Groove On”
1991 Jive (UK)
JIVE CD 289

01 Groove On (7″ Radio Mix)
02 Groove On (Perfecto Mix)
03 Groove On (12″ Club Mix)
04 Groove On (12″ Dub Mix)

Rollercoaster

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Amoeba Assassin
“Rollercoaster”
1998 Perfecto/Warner Music (UK)
PERF163CD

01 Rollercoaster (Radio Mix)
02 Rollercoaster (Oakey’s Courtyard Mix)
03 Rollercoaster (Listen And Feel Live Mix)
04 The Rollercoaster

Written and produced by Andy Gray and Steve Sacre, “Rollercoaster” is a rollicking ride worthy of its title. The trance track was hammered by Paul Oakenfold during his residency at Liverpool superclub Cream in the late-1990s.

Dreams

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Wild Colour
“Dreams”
1996 Kinetic/Reprise (US)
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01 Dreams (Perfecto Radio Mix)
02 Dreams (Perfecto Club Mix)
03 Dreams (BT’s Circadian Dream)
04 Dreams (Tin Tin Out Vocal Mix)
05 Dreams (Perfecto Jeep Mix)
06 Dreams (Friscia’s Dreamy Vocal Mix)
07 Dreams (Friscia & Nevins Dreams Into The A.M. Dub)

Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 US Number 1 hit “Dreams” was covered by Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne under the alias Wild Colour, and issued as a single via Perfecto in 1995. The US release adds additional (crap) mixes by Glenn Friscia and Jason Nevins.

Perfect Remixes Vol. 1

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Various Artists
“Perfect Remixes Vol. 1”
2004 Topaz (US)
TP 9500-2

01 Traci Lords – Fallen Angel (Perfecto Mix)
02 Moby – Natural Blues (Perfecto Remix)
03 Giorgio Moroder – The Chase (Perfecto Remix)
04 The Shamen – Move Any Mountain (Land Of Oz Mix)
05 Sneaker Pimps – Six Underground (The Perfecto Dub)
06 Cry Sisco! – Afro Dizzi Act (Paul Oakenfold Raid Mix)
07 Skunk Anansie – Brazen ‘Weep’ (Perfecto Mix)
08 Alison Limerick – Come Back [For Real Love] (Perfecto Mix)
09 Amina – Belly Dance (Land Of Oz Mix)

INFO > The “Perfect Remixes” series showcases the studio talents of various producers. Volume 1 features Paul Oakenfold’s work, and samples a diverse selection of styles: Balearic, indie, house, downtempo, and trance. The oldest track on the collection (“Afro Dizzi Act”) dates back to 1988, while the most recent (“The Chase”) was released in 1999, so there’s something here for all the Oakenfolk.

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I’ll Be Your Friend (1997)

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01 I’ll Be Your Friend (Oakenfold Radio Edit)
02 I’ll Be Your Friend (10,000 Leagues Under N.Y.C.)
03 I’ll Be Your Friend (Prince Quick’s Amped Up Pass)
04 I’ll Be Your Friend (Into The Millennium)
05 I’ll Be Your Friend (Oakenfold Edit Of Def Mix)
06 I’ll Be Your Friend (SPS Customized Caned Mix)
07 I’ll Be Your Friend (Dekkard’s Satellite Vocal)
08 I’ll Be Your Friend (Glamourous Mix)

INFO > Originally released in 1991, Robert Owens’ house classic “I’ll Be Your Friend” was reissued in 1997 with new mixes by Prince Quick, Dave Valentine, and Richard Dekkard.

Down To Earth

PERF120CD

01 Down To Earth (Oakenfold & Osborne 7″ Mix)
02 Down To Earth (Oakenfold & Osborne Master Mix)
03 Down To Earth (Oakenfold & Osborne Dub Mix)
04 Down To Earth (Angeles Vocal Mix)
05 Down To Earth (EFM Darkside Mix)

INFO > Paul Oakenfold & Steve Osborne’s fourth single as Grace, 1996’s “Down To Earth”, was remixed by Angeles (Jay Welsh & Martin Cartledge) and Eddy Fingers.

HELP > Anyone have “You’re Not Mine” and “Down To Earth”?

Let The Music Play

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01 Let The Music Play (Radio Mix)
02 Let The Music Play (Perfecto Radio Mix)
03 Let The Music Play (Motiv 8 Club Mix)
04 Let The Music Play (Mr. Spring Contrary Mary Mix)
05 Let The Music Play (Perfecto Vocal Mix)
06 Let The Music Play (Argonauts Kiani Do This Mix)
07 Let The Music Play (Mr. Spring Club Edit)

INFO > Mary Kiani’s third single is a cover of Shannon’s 1983 club classic, “Let The Music Play.” Released in 1996, Kiani’s version was remixed by Paul Oakenfold & Steve Osborne, Dave Ralph & Mike Koglin, Steve Rodway, and Tim Hannigan.

Reach Up [Papa’s Got A Brand New Pig Bag]

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01 Reach Up [Pig Bag] (Radio Edit)
02 Reach Up [Pig Bag] (Perfecto Remix)
03 Reach Up [Pig Bag] (Indian Summer Remix)
04 Zed’s Dead

INFO > Released in 1995, “Reach Up” is Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne’s take on “Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag”, the debut single of Pigbag. The original instrumental track was an underground dance hit in 1981; the Perfecto team maintains the funky horns and percussion, but adds their trademark trance sound to the mix. Oakey included Martin Freeland’s ‘Indian Summer Remix’ on his legendary “Goa Mix”, created for BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix in 1994.

Planet Rock

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Planet Rock (1982)
01 Planet Rock (Original Vocal) 06:22
02 Planet Rock (Bonus Beats) 01:08
03 Planet Rock (Instrumental) 09:12

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Don’t Stop… Planet Rock [The Remix EP] (1992)
01 Planet Rock (Original Vocal) 06:25
02 Planet Rock (Bonus Beats) 01:08
03 Planet Rock (Classic Mix) 09:18
04 Planet Rock (In The Pocket Mix) 05:05
05 Planet Rock (House Mix II) 05:49
06 Planet Rock (Bass In The Planet Mix) 07:21
07 Planet Rock (Planet Rock 2000 Mix) 04:39

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Planet Rock (2001 Remixes)
01 Planet Rock (Swordfish Radio Edit) 03:23
02 Planet Rock (Swordfish Mix) 07:47
03 Planet Rock (Litman & Cox Club Mix) 08:55
04 Planet Rock (Litman & Cox Tribal Infusion Dub) 06:02
05 Planet Rock (Westbam Remix) 06:17

INFO > In the history of dance music, “Planet Rock” is an indisputable and influential classic. Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force released their groundbreaking hybrid of hip hop and electro in 1982. Produced by Arthur Baker with John Robie, the track incorporates elements of two Kraftwerk compositions: “Trans Europe Express” and “Numbers.” While the single has been remixed and reissued umpteen times since its original debut, few of the variations have been notable; the 1992 remix EP and 2001 revisions are among the better efforts.

If I Could Fly

PERF127CD

01 If I Could Fly (Oakenfold & Osborne Mix)
02 If I Could Fly (Oakenfold & Osborne Trance Mix)
03 If I Could Fly (LTJ Bukem’s Roll It Mix)
04 If I Could Fly (More Rockers Vocal Mix)
05 If I Could Fly (Smith And Mighty Feet On The Ground Mix)

INFO > During their heyday in the 1990s, the versatile production team of Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osborne dabbled in many genres: Balearic, downtempo, indie, pop, house, hip hop, and trance. For “If I Could Fly”, the title track to their 1996 album as Grace, the duo tackled drum ‘n’ bass—the results are pleasant enough; however, Oakey & Osborne wisely included a ‘Trance Mix’ on the single release to appease the Perfecto faithful. Proper D’n’B artists LTJ Bukem and More Rockers contribute remixes to the package, along with Smith And Mighty, who slow the pace considerably.