It’s been a while since we got solid mix album from Paul Oakenfold (the last decent one was Perfecto Vegas in 2009). The underlying theme of this new CD is Paul’s rekindled attraction to the goa-style of trance that he played early on in his career. Based upon hearing this two-disc release, I am glad he is revisiting his roots because the tracks he uses here are much better than usual. It’s not a complete blast to the past however, as Oakie still drops some mainstream tunes here and there. Paul’s corresponding Full On Fluoro sound, a byproduct of his relaunched Perfecto Fluoro label, is much improved and it seems like he has a better sense of direction in his sets. Both mixes start and end strong, but some tracks in the middle could probably be replaced. Overall I do like this new style he is promoting, and these mixes paint a promising future for the once floundering carreer of his. For a shining example of his best work, make sure you check out the link at the bottom of this post to hear the much-loved Goa mix from 1994.

Here’s a brief track description from Mr. Oakenfold:
Jonas Hornblad made me a great new version of Grace “Not Over Yet” which I love and there’s a strong vocal track from Senadee called “Life Support Machine” which is coming out on Perfecto. Those are on the first CD and then with the Perfecto Fluoro material I selected I wanted to have a mixture of new tracks from our latest signings like Beatman & Ludmilla and Federation with some new remixes of big tunes from the back catalogue. I took my 3 favourite Man with No Name singles from back in the day “Sugar Rush”, “Teleport” and “Floor Essence” and had them remixed by some of the exciting producers currently linked to the label – HAARP, Nick Sentience and Apogee. I was also really pleased to get some killer exclusive tracks for the album including a couple of rocking Fluoro tracks from Tom Colontonio and Jamie Harrison.

CD1
01 Rocky & NOK – Green Sector (Neelix Remix) (Spintwist Records)
02 Zyce – Basic (Spintwist Records)
03 Liquid Soul – Adrenaline (Plusquam Records)
04 Earsugar & Doube Click – Beat It (Mikrokosmos Records)
05 DJ Danila – Let The Music (Belocca Remix) (Wazzup Records)
06 Ivan Nikusev & Wav-E – Aurora (Airwave Breaks Remix) (Mistique Music)
07 The Doppler Effect – Beauty Hides In The Deep (Ronski Speed Remix) (Armada)
08 Paul Oakenfold & Marco V – Groove Machine (Perfecto Records)
09 Neelix – Expect What (Spintwist Records)
10 Cold Blue – Lucidity (Monster)
11 Paul Oakenfold feat. Infected Mushroom – I’m Alive (Perfecto Fluoro)
12 Magnus – Hypnotic (JOOF)
13Federation – Synchronized (Perfecto Fluoro)
14 Audiomatic – Think Twice (Cabal Remix) (Spintwist Records)
15 Richard Durand – Dryland (Phynn Remix) (Black Hole)
16 Daddy’S Groove & Little Mark – We Are In Da House (Test Pressing)
17 Man with No Name – Teleport (Nick Sentience Remix) (Perfecto Fluoro)
18 Ernesto vs Bastian – The Incredible Apollo (Armada)
19 Grace – Not Over Yet (Jonas Hornblad Remix) (Perfecto)
20 Mike Danis – For You (Enhanced)
21 Tom Colontonio – Verticle Drop (Perfecto Fluoro)
22 Paul Oakenfold – Full Moon Party (Perfeco Fluoro)

CD2

01 Ovnimoon – Galactic Mantra (Liquid Soul Remix) (Mikrokosmos Records)
02 Nick Sentience – Hear Me Now (Sentience Productions)
03 Animalis – Mumbo Jumbo Business (HOMmega)
04 Duotekk – Zlow (Tip)
05 Des Mcmahon – Autumn Air (John Dopping Remix) (Spellbinding)
06 Protoculture feat. Shannon Hurley – Sun Gone Down (Armada)
07 Norin & Rad vs Recurve – Thrust (Enhanced)
08 Justin Oh – Wait For You (Baroque)
09 Marcos – Take Cover (Sonic Element Dub Mix) (Borderline)
10 Beat Service feat. Emma Lock – Cut and Run (Armada)
11 Paul Oakenfold – Tokyo (Beatman and Ludmilla Remix) (Perfecto Fluoro)
12 Yodis – Amore Trio (Colourful)
13 Kyota – Nemo (B-Vibes Remix) (Redux)
14 Man with No Name – Sugar Rush (Haarp Remix) (Perfecto Fluoro)
15 Michael Dow – Desert Storm (Slinky Digital)
16 Man with No Name – Floor Essence (Apogee Remix) (Perfecto Fluoro)
17 Jamie Harrison – Bucky Balls (Perfecto Fluoro)
18 Senadee – Life Support Machine (Bissen Remix) (Perfecto)
19 Maguire – Face Yesterday (Perfecto Fluoro)

Paul Oakenfold – The Goa Mix