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Paul Oakenfold

Ian Gittins, The Guardian, June 2002

TWO YEARS AGO, Paul Oakenfold was getting profoundly bored. The original post-acid house superstar DJ, known to friends and relatives as ‘Oakey’ and to the cognoscenti of the dance world as ‘God’, had just been voted the UK’s Best DJ for the nth time. The Guinness Book of World Records had declared him the Most Successful Club DJ in the World, while vastly under-estimating his annual income at £250,000. What was there left for him to do next?

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