Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Internationally renowned DJ/Producer/Remixer and all around modern music catalyst Paul Oakenfold returns with a melodic trance monster of an album on "Creamfileds." Throughout his storied career, two releases have stood ou... more »
Internationally renowned DJ/Producer/Remixer and all around modern music catalyst Paul Oakenfold returns with a melodic trance monster of an album on "Creamfileds." Throughout his storied career, two releases have stood out as the quintessential Oakenfold mix albums: 1998's "Tranceport" and the recently certified Gold 2002 release, "Perfecto Presents Another World." Both of these releases embodied the uplifting, grandiose trance vibe that helped firmly establish electronic music in the global mindset. With "Creamfields," Oakenfold revisits the vibe of these timeless mix albums, yet in classic Oakey style, he does it with a whole new bag of tricks for 2004 Oakenfold takes the role of the DJ one step further on "Creamfields." The album features original Oakenfold re-edits of every track plus new remixes produced exclusively for this release, including the exclusive Oakenfold 2004 remix of U2's smash "Beautiful Day", an exclusive remix of Oakenfold's collaboration with Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell, "Time Of Your Life", as well as club anthems from Mauro Picotto, Nubreed, and D:Fuse. With "Creamfields", Oakenfold delivers a full two CD's of the classic uplifting melodic trance sound that he has become famous for, and the re-edits and remixes bring the continuity of the album to a whole new plateau. "Creamfields" is the album that Oakenfold fans have been waiting for.
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CloudMan | Vancouver, BC | 07/05/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Oakenfold's early commercial mixes of the 90's and his countless live sets definitely contributed to my great appreciation for electronica and my early love for trance music. Although my tastes have changed and I no longer considered Paul Oakenfold a good DJ (especially in relation to his track selection and constant dubbing and remixing of music from the genres of rock, pop, and everything in between), Creamfields is not a bad album to have. I think this is mostly for its genre eclecticity. Creamfields is not a pure trance album. There are tracks pulled from the genre of break-beats, progressive, and even house on this one.
Disc 1 is less of a signature Oakenfold set. "Wadi" by Sultan & The Greek is a classic progressive house track but I like the dub by Deep Dish on Global Underground 25: Toronto released a year earler much better. However, this disc does have my favorite track of the album with "12" by Tilt. The closing track "Jump The Next Train" by Young Parisians feat. Ben Lost is one of the album's worst tracks with its cheesy vocal chorus being the title of the track itself. Horrible.
The set on Disc 2 has Oakenfold written all over it. If you are a big fan of Paul, then this is likely the set of the two you'll enjoy more. Harder than the first, but again not purely trance. There are scattered break-beat tracks featured throughout the set. Oakenfold also waits until track 11 (Mauro Picotto's "Lizard") before really cranking up the energy. Not my style, but should please the hard trance enthusiests.
Both disc 1 and disc 2 get 3.5/5 stars and in my opinion this album is better than both Tranceport and Perfecto Presents Another World."