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23. Paul Oakenfold, 'Tranceport' (Kinetic, 1998)


23. Paul Oakenfold, Tranceport (Kinetic, 1998)
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Founding father of British rave Paul Oakenfold was as mega as DJs got in the Nineties, opening for U2, remixing Smashing Pumpkins and selling 100,000 copies of this definitive collection – a startling sales figure for a DJ mix. If Sasha and Digweed put trance's limpid power-drive over to the dance audience, Tranceport cemented it as a new kind of pop, peaking with the sugar-rush synth peals and from-behind snare rolls of Binary Finary's "1998" and Energy 52's "Café Del Mar (Three N One Remix)." Sometimes syrup tastes really good.

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