He likes to keep it in the family, does Paul Oakenfold. As the label boss of Planet Perfecto records and a dedicated trance producer in his own right, when it came to compiling Perfecto presents... Paul Oakenfold--Travelling
, he doesn't appear to have had to look far beyond his own doorstep. No, it's fair to say that ...Travelling
hardly casts its net wide, hinging as it does on several Perfecto tunes--the likes of Timo Maas and Jazzy M loom pretty large--and a fair few Oakey-penned compositions: a reworking of Planet Perfecto's podium-storming "Bullet In The Gun", Element 4's Moby-like stadium rave-up "Big Brother" and the intensely psychedelic trance of Bunker's "Decent" (the last, penned alongside fellow programmer Andy Gray). Assuming you can overlook Oakey's seemingly self-indulgent streak of nepotism, this makes for an undeniably consistent collection; even the more obscure choices segue in and out perfectly around cuts from Utah Saints, Dave Kane, and the Timo Maas-reworked take on Azzido Da Bass' "Doom's Night". --Louis Pattison
Inc. 18 Exclusive Tracks Velevet girl 'velvet (chiller twist cosmosis rmx)', timo maas 'ubik (the dance rmx)', jazzy m 'jazzin the way you know (menage a trois rmx)', dave kane 'clarkness (slacker rmx)', tone depth 'point 7', altitude 'night stalker', leama 'melodica', bunker 'decent', planet perfecto 'bullet in the gun (rabbit in the moon mix)', bullitt 'cried to dream (max graham rmx)', max graham 'bar none', branccio & aisher 'darker (reset the breaks mix)', pmt 'gyromancer (wookie slut mix)', azzido da bass 'dooms night (timo rmx)', lyric 'over emotion', utah saints 'lost vagueness (oliver lieb vocal rmx)', meeka 'diamondblack', jan johnson 'flesh (tiesto rmx)', blackwatch 'north sky', goldenscan 'sunrise (tiesto rmx), delerium 'silence (tiesto rmx)', element 4 'big brother'