Saturday, January 14, 2006

Oakenfold Returns With New Friends

DJ Extraordinaire Paul Oakenfold is ready to release the follow-up to his 2002 album "Bunkka," which sold 275,000 copies in the U.S. The new album, "A Lively Mind," will be slightly different from his previous works. The album is scheduled for release on April 11.

"I was looking for a different genre and a different feel and something just original for me," Oakenfold says.

In 2004, Oakenfold had completed the instrumental part of "A Lively Mind," but was lacking the vocal talent he covets on his albums. Therefore, he has spent the last two years scouting out singers. His search yielded such big names as Pharrell Williams (the Neptunes), Grandmaster Flash, and singer/actress Brittany Murphy!?!?!

"I knew I wanted a girl vocalist but also someone who's not known as a singer. It had to be someone from a completely different world than mine. Brittany Murphy fit the bill," Oakenfold says.

The tenative track listing for "A Lively Mind":
"Faster Kill Pussycat"
"No Compromise"
"Sex 'n' Money"
"Switch On"
"Set It Off"
"The Way I Feel"
"Praise the Lord"
"Save the Last Trance for Me"
"Not Over"
"Feed Your Mind"

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