Legendary DJ, remixer and producer Paul Oakenfold emerged out of the UK’s fertile club scene of the late `80s to become a driving, integral force behind the advent of house music, the cross-pollination of genres and a crucial figure in making electronic dance music the cultural juggernaut it remains today. He galvanized the careers of myriad artists by remixing their music, inventively turning records by rock, pop and alternative stars into credible dance hits. BMI caught up with the tireless innovator for five quick questions.
Q: How did you start producing and writing?
A: I started producing and writing with a guy called Rob Davis about 25 years ago. He was the guy that gave me the first break in the studio.
Q: What is one of your favorite songs and why?
A: One of my favorite songs is Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On.” If you listen to it now, it’s still relevant to this day. which is crazy.
Q: Who is someone you would love to collaborate with?
Q: What is a current guilty pleasure musically?
A: Martha Argerich
Q: What can we expect from you in the next year?
A: My artist album, PopKiller