Interview with Paul Oakenfold
Author : IMD.DJ / Date : 07-08-2008 10:58
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Q: Do you have any special memories of Pacha from over the years?
A: The Perfecto residency, which was a big success, and started the trend of big DJs having their own nights at Pacha.
Q: When did you first visit the Pure Pacha?
A: Many many years ago!
Q: Do you find yourself playing in any way different when you are @ Pacha?
A: Not really. Every show is important. Educate but also entertain.
Q: How do you see the scene in Ibiza 2008?
A: From a musical point of view, I think the spectrum is getting wider and wider. We are seeing rock plus hip hop have a strong presence on the island, but of course dance music is still at the forefront of the scene.
Q: Do you have an all-time favourite Ibiza record?
A: I have many, but the record that stands out was when Perfecto had its residency at Pacha. I was given a record by Danny Whittle (Pacha’s brand manager) which was Rui Da Silva's record 'Touch Me' six months before it came out. I played it every week.
Q: What is your perception of the Pacha crowd?
A: Good looking, well dressed, and how they love to dance!
Q: How do you think Pacha is still going strong after 30 years in the business?
A: A great management team, visionaries, and a total understanding of how a great club should work.
Q: What can people expect from your gig?
A: First and foremost, a fantastic night! New music, some Ibiza classics and a great, great vibe. I'm really looking forward to it!
Q: How is the rest of the year looking for you?
A: I am currently in Los Angeles scoring a new movie called Humboldt Park, then I go to Ibiza to do some shows… then I go on tour supporting Madonna on her world tour, and then I start work on the next film, a British gangster movie called The Heavy.
Q: Can you give us a big track for the summer?
A: Robert Vadney: "Away From You".
Dancefloor or VIP - dancefloor
Dress up or dress down – dress up
Beer or wine – both
House or techno – techno
Sunrise or sunset – sunset
Vinyl or CD – CD
Sea or sand – sea
Now or then – now
Home or abroad – home
Heads down or hands in the air – hands in the air