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Various - Oakenfold Anthems

  by Peter Allison

published: 6 / 9 / 2008

Various - Oakenfold Anthems
Label: Rhino
Format: CD x3


Fine three CD compilation of remixes from techno-trance DJ Paul Oakenfold, who has worked with the likes of Madonna, U2, the Utah Saints, the KLF and Underworld

For those of you who have not heard of the award winning techno-trance DJ Paul Oakenfold, then you will have more than likely heard the many remixes that he has made for artists over the years. Such artists include, but no means are limited to, Madonna and U2 (the 'Beautiful Day' remix is included in this collection). Thus when 'The Oakenfold Collection' landed through my mailbox, the 3 CDs the compromise it landed with a weighty thud. This mammoth collection demonstrates Paul Oakenfold's ability to consistently mix excellent trance music. Despite enjoying the music by Utah Saints and KLF, I cannot admit to be being atypically appreciative of the techno genre. Having said that, this is an impressively sublime example of what all techno-trance DJ's should aim for: clear precise tracks which seamlessly blend into each other. If there is one downside to this collection, it is that - by its very nature - the tracks can be overly repetitive. While this indeed may make for a seamless experience, it does lend itself to limited diversity. Another slight detriment (and this possibly more due to the reviewer, than the album, but to whichothers may relate), was I found myself thinking back to playing WipeOut on my Play Station, because the music used in that game was not dissimilar to what I found here. Amongst this collection, I was delighted to find the remix of 'Kernraft 400' by Zombienation. Other noteworthy tracks also include the (in)famous 'Born Slippy' by Underworld. Not all will, however, be happy with some of the remixes found here, U2 purists especially may not be pleased with Oakenfold's 'Beautiful Day' mix. In all, I would say this is a fine addition to the collection of one of today’s finest techno trance DJ's. While I doubt Paul Oakenfold will find any new converts with this, this is, however, a compilation worth adding to your collection.

Track Listing:-
1 BT- Flaming June (BT And PVD Mix)
2 Grace- Not Over Yet (Album Version)
3 Energy 52- Café Del Mar (Original Three 'N' One Mix)
4 Ascension- Someone (Thrillseekers Remix)
5 Marmion- Schöneberg (Moonmen Over Marmion Mix)
6 Oakenfold- Southern Sun (D.J. Tiësto Mix)
7 Art Of Trance- Madagascar (Ferry Corsten Mix)
8 U2- Beautiful Day (The Perfecto Mix)
9 Schiller- Das Glockenspiel (Humate Remix)
10 Mansun- Wide Open Space (Perfecto Mix) (Edit)
11 Taste Xperience Feat. Natasha Pearl- Summersault
12 Leftfield- Not Forgotten
13 ATB- 9pm (Till I Come) (Radio Mix)
14 Humate- Love Stimulation (Love Mix)
15 Delerium- Silence (DJ Tiësto In Search Of Sunrise Remix)
16 Matt Darey Presents Lost Tribe- Game Master
17 Mauro Picotto- Lizard (Claxixx Mix)
18 Kosheen- Hide U (John Creamer & Stephane K Radio Edit)
19 Jam & Spoon- Stella
20 iiO- Rapture (John Creamer & Stephane K Remix)
21 Three Drives- Greece 2000
22 Chicane- Offshore (Disco Citizens Remix)
23 Push- Universal Nation (Ferry Corsten Remix)
24 Planet Perfecto- Bullet In The Gun 2000 (Club Mix)
25 Veracocha- Carte Blanche (Original Mix)
26 Airwave- Venus Of My Dreams (Original Mix)
27 Robert Miles- Children (Dream Version)
28 Freefall Feat. Jan Johnston- Skydive (I Feel Wonderful)
29 Blank & Jones- Cream (Club Mix)
30 BBE- Seven Days And One Week (Club Mix)
31 Zombie Nation- Kernkraft 400 (DJ Gius Remix)
32 William Orbit- Barber's Adagio For Strings (Ferry Corsten Remix)
33 Underworld- Born Slippy Nuxx
34 Underworld- Born Slippy (Paul Oakenfold Remix)
35 Y-Traxx- Mystery Land
36 Tilt- Butterfly (Tilt's Mechanism Mix)
37 Timo Maas- Ubik (The Dance) (Original Mix)
38 Josh Wink- Higher State Of Consciousness (Dex And Jonesy Mix)
39 Faithless-Salva Mea (Epic Mix)
40 Brainbug- Nightmare (Sinister Strings Mix)
41 Lustral- Everytime (Nalin & Kane Mix)
42 Nalin & Kane- Beachball
43 Groovezone- Eisbaer
44 Moonman- Galaxia (Solarstone Mix)
45 Gouryella- Gouryella (Original Mix)
46 Binary Finary-- 1998 (Matt Darey Mix)
47 System F- Out Of The Blue (Original 12" Version)
48 The Thrillseekers- Synaesthesia (En-Motion Remix)
49 PPK- Resurection (The Perfecto Edit)
50 Hybrid- Finished Symphony + 1 Other

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