Paul Oakenfold to play Dubai
Paul Oakenfold is one of two international acts confirmed for XL Dubai on July 24. The trance DJ, who was voted number one in the world twice in the 90s, will be joined by fellow global name Tom Novy.
Event organisers CandyPants have pulled out all the stops, with a purpose built venue hosting a brunch for 400 people. The fun continues afterwards in XL – but before you write-off the outdoor venue in this 40-degree heat, the best news of all is that it will be fully air-conditioned. The big names will be joined by local favourites Adam Graca and Michka, alongside exotic ‘creatures’ and performers from around the world.
Paul Oakenfold is heralded as one of trance music's most influential producers. He was the first DJ in the world to have a main stage slot at Glastonbury, bringing electronic music to the mass market. His three decades in the business have seen him work with everyone from Tiesto to Madonna. Lately Oakenfold has been for slating the quality of the charts at the moment, and he recently told MTV, “Now, everyone can release anything. Now we spend way too much time listening to a lot of music that just isn’t good enough."
If you want to see an old-school master at work, this is one not to miss.