压缩码率: 192 kbps
专辑风格: Trance/Electronica/Goa Trance
曾被DJ杂志选为世界第一的DJ - Paul Oakenfold,对于电子音乐的发展扮演着举足轻重的角色;成长与 North London的他,自小已经非常喜欢音乐,更希望自己的终身职业是关于音乐.长大后,他曾经尝试寄求职信到所有唱片公司应徵,可是没有一封有回音;在失望之下,他便去到纽约定居兼任旅行社的领队.及后,他终于找到一间唱片公司(Arista Records)任职,并受到当地的Club Sence影响.
1987年,他连同当时三位 Night Club的 DJ (Danny Rampling,Johnny Walker及Nicky Holloway)到Ibiza 度假,在当地的"Amnesia" Club内,受到Balearic风格的House 几首次尝到Ecstasy 的影响下,过了一个重要的夜晚,而他们决定把这种音乐带回英国去!
返英后,他在伦敦创立了"The Project",开始致力推动Balearic 音乐到 Uk Club Sence. 之后在多间Club -- "Spectrum","Phuture","Hacienda"等英国早期Acid House 重镇担任驻场DJ.在英国的Club Sence壮大同时,Paul Oakenfold亦成为英国电子跳舞音乐的重要人物,及后他还创立了独立主流厂牌Perfecto,更成为了英国名club "Cream"的驻场DJ达两年,而他的djing对英国主流的Trance影响甚深远.
Paul Oakenfold 曾为Indie-Dance乐队Happy Mondays的作品"Wrote for Luck" 制作remix,并打上流行榜,其后更被邀请制作乐队的大碟: Pills Thrills & Bellyaches,并取得白金销量.而继他们之后,便开始为乐队 The Stone Roses担任 Support DJ,为观众做热身.1993年,更成为乐队U2的世界巡回演唱会的Support DJ,在每次也有90000名以上观众的演唱会做表演,这些经验亦令他毕生难忘.
If you're late to the party and think that trance means scantily-clad chicks in fluffy bras dancing on podiums to soppy, angelic vocals and ten-minute cheesy breakdowns, then you'll hate this CD. You'll probably call it techno like most ....
If however, you've got a clue, you'll know that this is an early template of a sound that's known as psychedelic - or more traditionally, Goa - trance. Most of the music on this CD is from '93 & '94 when psy-trance (a darker, more tripped-out development of acid house and techno) was emerging and making its way from Europe to the infamous beach and forest parties of Goa, India. It was powerful, deep, transcendent music (acid the preferred stimulant), written in Europe, exported to India and then re-exported back to European clubland via pioneering club DJs such as Paul Oakenfold.
Psy-trance was a brief flirtation for 'making-it-big' Oakey though. He mainly played this sound at more underground parties and particularly on the festival circuit. When it came to 'breaking America' - as this man has clearly done in commericial terms - it was the cheesier side of trance, as most people know it today, that was championed. Big screaming synths, club divas spouting rubbish about climbing mountains, and every possible hook used to bring in people that wouldn't normally listen to dance music.
Don't get me wrong, there are clearly some great defining, euphoric moments on CDs like Tranceport. But this kind of ultra-melodic stuff is dating very, very badly (they're even using it on car commercials now) - unlike the tracks this CD which are more than twice as old and still sound powerful and dynamic.
Since this CD was released the psy-trance scene has been growing, and spreading to party hot spots round the world such as Tokyo, South America, South Africa, Greece, Spain, USA (San Francisco, Burning Man) - anywhere where you'll find spiritually-inclined travellers gathering and celebrating under the stars. Psychedlic trance is probably the most cohesive, global, non-commerical form of electronic dance music there is, and this CD is a great example of the roots of the sound. It's inevitable, but it really shouldn't be confused with 'trance' as it's known these days.
Best heard on a 30k sound system outdoors with the sun coming up over the ocean and a great crowd connecting, communing... 'in a trance'. Not slumped in the corner of a club in baggy pants, with a pacifier hanging from your mouth... - Amazon
1. Trancemission (with Genetic)
2. Sly-Ed (with Man With No Name)
3. Aliens (with Total Eclipse)
4. Teleport (with Man With No Name)
5. Superbooster (with The Infinity Project)
6. Wicked Warp (with Mandra Gora)
7. Voyager III (with Prana)
8. New Moon (with Ayahusca)
9. Feeling Weird (with The Infinity Project)
10. Slinky Wizard (with Slinky Wizard)
11. Fat Buddha (with Black Sun)
12. LSD (with Hallucinogen)