Full line-up for Paul Oakenfold’s Sydney show

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If you’re locked in for the all-nighter with Perfecto boss Paul Oakenfold this Spring, you’ll be happy to hear he’s bringing a solid supporting cast along for the party. Alongside the headliner, who’s bringing his ‘Four Seasons’ tour concept to the stage, there’s high-flying trance gun MaRLo, production team Binary Finary and familiar faces VLN, Thomas Knight, Nick Arbor and DJ Ange. Also locked in is a room curated by Future Entertainment’s techno brand The Likes Of You, featuring a local line-up led by Matt Cahill and T-Boy.

Curious what to expect? Oakey recently took a trip back to the BBC Radio 1 studio to helm his first Essential Mix in five years. Despite the long break, he was the second name ever to record an Essential Mix back in 1993 and was the show’s resident DJ in 1999. The Goa set that he created for the show in 1994 is described by Pete Tong as “perhaps the most famous Essential Mix of them all”, capturing a moment in time. Oakey’s 2012 session is titled ‘Fluorescence’, inspired by the sound of his offshoot label Perfecto Fluoro.

“I wanted to make something really special for you guys – to take you on a real journey – and this mix is it,” Oakey writes. “It’s been a few months work to put it together and it’s packed with not only great melodic music but also samples from film, radio, speech and other audio sources. I hope you are going to like it and enjoy it as much as I did putting it together.” The tracklist includes a string of familiar names and lesser-known talents, with Melbourne’s own Ahmet Atasever represented. Have a listen below.


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