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25 Years Of Perfecto Records

Artist: Paul Oakenfold
CD 2X, Perfecto, Fri, 20 Mar 2015
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Not only reading as a catalogue of colossal, genre defining hits but also acting as a reminder of just how big a contribution to the evolution of electronic music Perfecto Records has made since its inception back in 1989.

Founded by 3 x Grammy nominated and former DJ Mag # 1 DJ, producer and former Champion Records A&R man Paul Oakenfold - Perfecto began at a time when house music, rave culture and the Balearic scene were all in full bloom in the UK.

PO: "They say time flies when you're having fun and here we are twenty five years after I started Perfecto Records, looking back over two and a half decades of incredible music, as well as all the wonderful memories attached to each of these amazing releases. Every single one of these records and the hundreds of others, that sadly there wasn’t enough room to include on the album, represent a chapter in the history of a record label that I feel incredibly proud to have been a part of since it started."

Since its first release - Izit 'Stories' - Perfecto went on to release the music of countless headliners of the future including Carl Cox, David Guetta, BT, Man with No Name, Timo Maas, Tiesto, Grooverider and many more. It of course also served as a platform for Oakenfold and his many guises including Grace and Planet Perfecto to present his exciting, fresh sounds to the world. And it was his pioneering writing, production style and sound that would lead to Grammy nominations and numerous high profile co-writing and remix jobs with the likes of Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Azealia Banks, U2, The Happy Mondays………the list goes on.

PO: "There have been many manifestations of Perfecto Records, from the early days under Warners right through to our current partnering with Armada Music, but throughout all these stages our manifesto has remained the same - to always be on the hunt for great songs, killer melodies, and exciting new artists regardless of style or genre."

And here, nearly three decades and 10 million record sales later, this iconic label continues to thrive with a new line up of exciting young talent - all making fresh melodic music from house to breaks, trance to EDM for the famous P shield that hangs on the wall at Perfecto’s UK offices.

PO: "There is nothing more exhilarating than finding fresh music from an new artist that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. I would say that this has been the main driving force behind my entire existence for the last three decades and Perfecto Records has been my platform to present these great talents - like Hernan Cattaneo, Timo Maas, Plump DJs, Infected Mushroom, Arthur Baker, Tiesto, Astrix, David Guetta and so many more - to you."

25 years of Perfecto Records is an album that tells an epic story….

PO: "From the soulful house of Mozaic 'Sing it' (The Hallelujah Song) through to the ripping Goa trance sounds of Man with No Name I feel confident this album really is an authentic representation of the many stages of Perfecto’s evolution. But with such a massive back catalogue the task of choosing just thirty or so tracks to represent the absolute creme de la creme of Perfecto proved to be quite a challenge. However, after a great deal of retrospective research and passionate, often heated, debate with the team in my office (who are all die hard Perfecto fans) I think we've settled on a tracklist that is an entirely fitting tribute to the many chapters of the Perfecto story."

….a story that will excite those that were part of it and educate those that were not. 'Bullet in The Gun', 'Not Over Yet', 'Southern Sun', 'Finally', 'Vavoom', 'Cafe Del Mar'………every track a household name within the wider music industry.

Try to think how many labels are still running today that were there when it started?

How many labels have experienced the full transition from an underground illegal scene right through to the commercialised pop market k


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CD 1
Play 1/1 - You Could Be Happy - Paul Oakenfold feat. Angela Mc - Paul Oakenfold Future House Mi
Play 1/2 - Embracing The Sunshine - BT - Embracing The Future Mix
Play 1/3 - Not Over Yet - Grace - Perfecto Mix
Play 1/4 - I'll Be Your Friend - Robert Owens - Glamourous Mix
Play 1/5 - The Gonzo - Lost -
Play 1/6 - My Spirit - Tilt - Groovestation Extended Mix
Play 1/7 - Sing It (The Hallelujah Song) - Mozaic - Quivver's Dirty Dub
Play 1/8 - Believe In Me - Quivver - Original Q Mix
Play 1/9 - Skin On Skin - Grace - Orange Mix
Play 1/10 - The Word - Dope Smugglaz -
Play 1/11 - Every Woman Needs Love - Stella Browne - Full Intention Mix
Play 1/12 - Finally - Ce Ce Peniston feat. Joyriders - Tiger Stripes Remix
Play 1/13 - Southern Sun - Paul Oakenfold - Moe Aly Remix
Play 1/14 - Touch Me - Paul Oakenfold & Cassandra Fox - Paul Oakenfold ‘Stateside’ Mix
Play 1/15 - Ubik - Timo Maas feat. Martin Betting - The Dance
Play 1/16 - Rendezvous - Tilt vs Paul van Dyk - Tilt's Quadraphonic Instrument
Play 1/17 - Paint A Picture - Man With No Name feat. Hannah - Vocal Mix
Play 1/18 - Vavoom - Man With No Name -
CD 2
Play 2/1 - Loving You More - BT - Man With No Name Mix
Play 2/2 - Requiem For A Dream - Leama - Paul Oakenfold Remix
Play 2/3 - Surrender - Paul Oakenfold feat. J Hart - Protoculture Remix
Play 2/4 - Cafe Del Mar - Paul Oakenfold -
Play 2/5 - Diamondback - Mekka -
Play 2/6 - Barber's Adagio For Strings - Paul Oakenfold -
Play 2/7 - Someone - Ascension - Original Vocal Mix
Play 2/8 - Reach Up (Papa's Got A Brand N - Perfecto Allstars - Perfecto Remix
Play 2/9 - Rollercoaster - Amoeba Assassin - Oakey's Courtyard Mix
Play 2/10 - I Dream - Tilt - Casa de Angeles Mix
Play 2/11 - Floor Essence - Man With No Name - Apogee Remix
Play 2/12 - Flesh - Jan Johnston - DJ Tiesto Remix
Play 2/13 - ResuRection - Planet Perfecto Knights - Paul Oakenfold Full On Fluoro
Play 2/14 - Full Moon Party - Paul Oakenfold - Thomas Datt Remix
Play 2/15 - Bullet In The Gun - Planet Perfecto - Saturday Mix
Play 2/16 - Flaming June - BT - BT & PvD Remix



Format: CD 2X

Release date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015

Genre: Trance

Label: Perfecto


Catalogue number: Prfcd008

Barcode 8718522056550