‘Vegas to Ibiza’ is the latest chapter in Paul Oakenfold’s annual ‘We Are Planet Perfecto’ mix compilation series. On this volume Paul dedicates one CD each to the two most popular clubbing destinations in the world – Ibiza and Las Vegas. Following on from his original ‘80s life-changing trip to Ibiza, Paul Oakenfold’s involvement in the early stages of Las Vegas’ electronic scene was also to play a significant role in the subsequent rapid growth and evolution of the now gigantic EDM scene in the US.
Being the first international DJ to have a residency in Vegas, with his long running weekly Planet Perfecto parties at Rain Nightclub in the Palms Casino & Hotel complex, Paul Oakenfold set the tone for what went on to become America’s Mecca for electronic music. Now most international headliners take up residencies at the long list of high end clubs and venues that have spawned over the last five years - and the country’s youth flock there in ever increasing numbers – hungry to experience DJ sets from some of the biggest DJs in the world.
From his big room electro house sets in Vegas to the upbeat, melodic trance you’d hear Paul play in Ibiza, ‘We Are Planet Perfecto vol. 3’ expresses the full spectrum of flavours you could expect to experience from an Oakenfold live performance at either destination. Over 2.5 hours in length, it features music from Underworld, Sander van Doorn, Mark Knight, Eddie Halliwell, Simon Patterson, Thomas Datt, Mike Hawkins, Moe Aly, Disfunktion, Blazer, Angry Man and Paul Oakenfold himself. It’s out August 9.
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