Saeed Saeed | January 23, 2013
Before his performance at XL Beach Club, English DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold speaks of the five records that inspired him.
This is one of the most outstanding albums ever. The lyrical content was written in the 70s but is still relevant to today.
This to me was an album where the moment was right, the sound was perfect and it all worked even with it being a challenge to merge electronic music with indie guitars.
NWA: Straight Out of Compton (1988)
This is my favorite all time hip-hop album. The energy and the way they used samples just took hip hop to the next level.
When this came out it was a breath of fresh air, it was really original and the songs were great.
I really enjoyed this album, they incorporated electronic sounds and they weren’t scared to challenge themselves as a band.
Paul Oakenfold is playing at XL Beach Club on February 22. Tickets are Dh150 from www.dubai.platinumlist.net