Paul Oakenfold is on a “Trance Mission,” and he has a mission for you!
Perfecto Records and Armada proudly announce the release of Paul Oakenfold’s new album, Trance Mission, due to be released on June 20th. “This album is called Trance Mission – because its filled with a selection of my favorite trance records from the last 25 years and it’s been a bloody mission to finish, but I like to think there’s something for every one of my fans – including those who see me as a trance DJ, those that see me more lined with house and those that know me for my background in film and score. Let’s cut to the chase – f*ck the boundaries, f*ck genres and the f*ck rules and regulations. Your Mission is to just listen,” says Paul Oakenfold.
The old school, Grammy-nominated DJ worked on the project for a solid six months, blending together his take on timeless classics – “each a huge contributor to Paul’s illustrious career.” He intricately devises together each track with its own unique iconic power and meshes it into the aesthetic styles of present day. Some of the remakes included are ‘Café Del Mar’, ‘Madagascar’, ‘Touch Me’, ‘Adagio for Strings’, ‘Toca Me’, ‘Ready Steady Go’ and ‘Hold That Sucker Down’. To our delight, Oakenfold has already released three singles from the album.
Trance Mission will be a heterogeneous experience for his listeners, as longtime fans will recall the magnitude of power each track hit in their first lives, while new and younger listeners will feel a similar yet unique power, hearing the tracks for the first time. The album’s beautiful cocktail of styles and moods will enlighten listeners and bring about an undeniable love for trance.
“I’ve always wanted to make this album but how do you successfully go about making a collection of cover versions of a bunch of your all time favorite records?” And while he presses a question all of us have been thinking, from first listen, you can tell Oakenfold has created the perfect summer trance album, we at Elektro, can’t wait to get our hands on.
Further, and make note, Oakenfold wants to make sure his fans know the album’s “versions of these timeless tracks are not remixes – lots of people have made remixes of these songs but few have covered them. The difference? A remix uses parts from the original composition whereas a cover uses nothing except the notation of the original riff. Other than that – you begin with a blank canvas – and that is what appealed to Paul when he decided to begin work on Trance Mission back in Summer 2013.”
Thus, with all of the above in mind, we can’t help but sit in anxiety, patiently waiting to hear Trance Mission’s bliss. June 20th can’t come soon enough.