For over three decades Paul Oakenfold has shaped the dance & electronic music genre and remains one of the leading forces in the wider global music scene. His works have taken him from the DJ booth of the worlds' hottest nightspots and festivals to producing soundtracks for Hollywood blockbuster movies. His diversity has earned him two Grammy nominations. He's produced & remixed for the likes of U2, Madonna and The Happy Mondays. He's remixed Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones and Justin Timberlake plus released over 20 DJ mix compilations. Paul has also been responsible for creating film scores including The Bourne Identity, Matrix Reloaded, Shrek 2, Swordfish and Collateral. Paul Oakenfold is the sovereign of DJ culture and its most recognizable icon. Not one to rest on his laurels, Paul has taken the Guinness World Record for Highest DJ Gig when he played at Base Camp on Mount Everest in Spring 2017! The whole thing was filmed and the resulting movie is due to be premiered in 2018.
The last and reformed editions of Brand X, all sans Phil Collins, are heard on this double CD set of live performances in Chicago and New York City, respectively. Founding members John Goodsall (electric guitar) and Percy Jones (electric bass guitar) lead the band through classic fusion territory familiar to fans of the band; most of their best material is heard at sometime or another on this two hour excursion. For the Chi-town dates, drummer Kenwood Dennard, percussionist Morris Pert, and keyboardist Robin Lumley comprise perhaps the best overall talent of the many incarnations of Brand X. Highlights include the galloping guitar and klip-klop percussion that inform"Disco Suicide" with a frequently repeated second melody.