Paul Oakenfold on dubstep, coming to Denver and how Beta is one of the best clubs in America
How do you feel about the new breed of DJs popularizing styles like dubstep and electro in the U.S. today?
I like it. I like dubstep. I don't like all of it, but I don't like all trance. What I think's great about electronic music: We're always pushing boundaries and moving forward.
As someone who's been deejaying since the '80s, what are a few of your favorite dance tracks of all time?
I mean, there's many...off the top of my head, I think the Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Underworld...they were key. Key bands with great tracks.
What are some of your favorite productions or remixes that you've worked on?
Massive Attack, U2, Justin Timberlake, Madonna and Michael Jackson.
Can you tell us about your new remix of Bruno Mars and your new track with Matt Goss?
Atlantic [Records] contacted me and asked me if I would consider doing a remix of Bruno Mars, and I'm a big fan of his, so it was an honor to do a remix for him. And with Matt Goss, it's a collaboration. I think Matt Goss is a fantastic singer and a great writer, and we're both from London. So it's a collaboration that I did with him under the name Concrete Sneakers, and we're gonna do some more work together, so I'm excited about that.
What can you tell us about your forthcoming album, Pop Killer?
It's very much the same as my last two artist albums. It's uplifting, melodic -- great songs, and I'm very lucky to collaborate with wonderful singers.
What can your fans expect Saturday night at Beta?
First of all, it's one of the best clubs in America, and second of all, I've got a great relationship with Denver. I've been coming there for many, many years, from playing Mile High Stadium to Red Rocks, so I enjoy and look forward to coming there. I hope the crowd in Denver has a great time, and I'm going to share some new music from my forthcoming album, so hopefully they enjoy it.