InternetDJ got to meet and interview the great Paul Oakenfold before is magnificent set at the World dance club in Times Square NYC. The interview will be published the week of August 20th, 2001.
London born-and-raised Paul Oakenfold is no stranger to NYC, nor the entirety of the States for that matter. Says Mr. Oakenfold, "I've done 140 shows in America in the last two years. I come back every other month. I tour six days on, one off, for two weeks. And I hit the whole country. I'm not interested just in LA and NY. Axis in Boston,
Avalon in Boston, Buzz in Washington, Shadow Lounge in Miami, Spundae in San Francisco are all great clubs. Denver on a Monday I had 4,500. I would not get that in England on a Monday night. I was overwhelmed. I couldn't believe they'd comeout to see me."
The World dance club was packed. Tickets sold out. Fans screaming when he walked out before the decks. Looking out over his domain, he began to spin perhaps the best set I've heard in recent times.