Paul Oakenfold returns to trance roots with remake of ‘Cafe Del Mar’
Paul Oakenfold’s latest project has marked another sea change in the trance legend’s career. After spending some time dabbling in the big room side of dance music, Oakenfold returns to his roots on Trance Mission – a collection of ten reworks of his favorite trance classics. The first of many, Energy 52’s 1993 hit “Cafe Del Mar” gets respun with a burst of big room by Oakenfold, who uses his years of experience to bring a modern spin to the accolade winning production.
“After making more of a big room, new school trance sounding remake of “Toca Me” for Perfecto I knew when it came to Café del Mar I wanted to take things in the fluoro direction. The riff just begs you too. And since that was always the plan I also knew I wanted key Fluoro names remixing it as well so got Activa, Angry Man and Peetu S – who are all backbone contributors to the label to stamp their signature style on their versions. This is a touch peak time package for proper trance fans. Every time I’ve played this out in the last few months the place has just gone off. It’s nice to resent the track in a different, kind of GOA Trance themed style.”
“Cafe Del Mar” will be released on March 10th.