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PAUL OAKENFOLD | RIAA Album Sales Award

Paris Hilton presents a special Album Sales Award from RIAA to Paul Oakenfold for Perfecto’s “Another World”. Oakenfold is recognized as the first DJ to go Gold in the USA Dancestar USA. Paul Oakenfold is the UK’s number one DJ. This simple statement, however, doesn’t even begin to properly acknowledge Oakenfold’s stellar contribution to our musical landscape. His signature can be seen in everything from the early rise of hip-hop and the re-invention of British dance culture to the Balearic explosion and the birth of ‘Madchester’. Indeed, it’s a testament to Oakenfold’s restless curiosity and imagination that his career shows no signs of diminution, even after two decades.

A snapshot of his activities through the summer of 2001, for instance, finds Oakenfold hosting Perfecto nights in Ibiza before travelling to America where he’s the headline DJ on Moby’s ambitious Area:One festival tour. After that, there are DJ dates everywhere from Buenos Aires and Mexico City to Clapham Common. Oakenfold has also contributed the soundtrack to America’s number one box-office movie, Swordfish, the release of which is closely followed by the Perfecto Presents Paul Oakenfold in Ibiza DJ mix album this summer. A relentless schedule that emphasises Oakenfold’s growing global status.

Dancestar is the world’s only Televised Electronic Music Awards Show. Created by Andy Ruffell with Ben Turner as Creative Director, the show has been broadcast in over 54 Countries around the world. Previous winners include – Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Faithless, ATB, Fat Boy Slim, Frankie Knuckles, MOBY, Masters At Work, Ferry Corsten, David Morales, and Carl Cox. More info – info@dancestar.com