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Sonicnet : Oakenfold Adds ’Funky House’ To Lead Track From U2 LP

mercredi 16 août 2000

Source : Sonicnet

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Paul Oakenfold Adds ’Funky House’ To Lead Track From U2 LP

Contributing Editor Corey Moss reports :

Pioneering DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold has remixed upcomingsingles for U2 and the Cure.

"Beautiful Day" is the first release from U2’s still untitled new album,which was co-produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno and is duein November.

"It’s good — a bit more back to their rock ’n’ roll days," Oakenfold saidof the U2 song. "My version is completely opposite. It’s pumping,funky house."

Oakenfold, who is often credited with introducing house music to theUK at his late-’80s London club nights, remixed U2’s "Even BetterThan The Real Thing," from their 1991 album Achtung Baby, andwas an opening act on the Irish supergroup’s 1993 Zooropa tour.Other esteemed mixes (with partner Steve Osborne) for bands suchas the Stone Roses and Massive Attack have earned Oakenfold afirst-rate reputation in the dance- and rock-music communities.

Spokespeople for...U2 did not have a release date for the single.

In other Oakenfold news...Oakenfold recently played a sold-outshow with UK drum & bass DJ Aphrodite at the famed Red RocksAmphitheater in Denver.

"It’s great because I was just watching a video with U2 playing thereand then I was playing there," Oakenfold said. "It’s good to see thatdance music is getting bigger all over America. To play at places likeRed Rocks and Burning Man is an honor to me."

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