Paul Oakenfold teams up with Azealia Banks and Richard Beynon for Ibiza-flavored collaboration ‘Venus’
British club icon Paul Oakenfold has never shyed from taking his sound to new and popular mediums. True to the experimental form that continues to fuel the route towards his Pop Killer album, the long serving trance producer unites with New York rap songstress Azealia Banks and Richard Beynon to follow-up earlier confirmation of some of his most audacious collaborative duties to date. For the most part, Oakenfold and Beynon’s euphoric undertones dominate this crossover offering, pitting the inoffensive trance elements that have excelled the trance icons sound to the commercial market and beyond over the past two decades against Azealia’s coming-of-age hip hop agenda. Between her singing digression and full-bodied verses, the track offers a considerably quality offering compared to some of the urban crossover casualties dance music has been exposed to over the past several years.
On working with Banks, Paul Oakenfold told Dancing Astronaut: “We had a lot of fun making this track together in the Red Bull studio in LA. Azealia is a talented singer. We worked really well together and I was very happy with the result.”
Hit more to hear the Ibiza edition of the track and stay more posted for details of a formal release date and format.