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Paul Oakenfold talks ‘Summer Nights,’ future plans, digital age (Includes interview)

His latest track “Summer Nights” is a collaboration with Galestian. “I’m a big fan of Arthur Galestian’s work so we decided to do a track together,” he said.

On his plans for the future, he said, “Outside of touring and running my labels, the release of my new artist album, Labor of Love.”

When asked where he sees electronic music in the next five years, he said, “I think the record industry is oversaturated with music and there’s more to come.”

On being an electronic artist in this digital age, he said, “It feels great. There are so many ways to get your music out to fans.”

Regarding his use of technology in his daily routine as an electronic musician, he said, “I use technology to get as much music out as possible and stay engaged with fans and current industry happenings.”

For young and aspiring DJs and producers, he said, “Follow your own musical path and your own journey. Become the best at it and your time will come.”

In addition to being a veteran electronic musician, Oakenfold is also a chef. “I love cooking and it’s a real passion of mine. In fact, I studied in London as a chef,” he said.

For his fans, he concluded about “Summer Nights,” “It’s a favorite track of mine and going down very well. It’s melodic trance.”

To learn more about acclaimed DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold, check out his official website.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 20,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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