Paul Oakenfold, without a shadow of a doubt has been consistantly one of the best DJs in the world over the last 10 to 15 years. His success is sadly one of the downfalls of this album. We all expect something stunning and revolutionary from oakey but this album fails to deliver. What we are left with is something oakenfold fans will undoubtedly enjoy, and something for commercial trance fans, however it does not live upto the expectations of trance purist.
there is really a bad track on the album, very listenable to at any time of the day for any mood, but lacks vigour n determination that albums from the likes of Ferry Corsten. We expect huge euphoric trance but this falls short. times have changed and oakey is moving with them but this is not at the cutting edge. Songs seem a little repetitive but good listening. Remixes floating around in clubs are a treat for the ears.
there is no question oakey is losing his touch, more that albums were never really his thing after being disappointed by Bunkha as well. do not be disheartened though, oakey is still at his best in the mix and with his compilations, and his technique on the decks is as good as ever. worth a buy for trance fans, not pop dance fans, an not for the trance purists out there
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