15 S. Saginaw St.
Pontiac, MI, 48320
9:30 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 18 and over
Paul Oakenfold has been touted as one of the world's leading DJ/remixers by various outlets including CNN, Rolling Stone, BPM, Remix and more.
In 2007 Paul Oakenfold released his Greatest Hits & Remixes through Perfecto/Ultra Records –a 20-selection strong collection of his seminal dance recordings and remixes. Its track listing ranges from original productions such as his massive singles
"Starry Eyed Surprise" "Ready Steady Go," and "Faster Kill
Pussycat" featuring Brittany Murphy. In addition, there are remixes galore of artists like Justin Timberlake, U2, Madonna, The Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead and Underworld and soundtrack pieces such as David Arnold's James Bond Theme from the motion
picture Die Another Day and Oakenfold's "Dread Rock" from Matrix Reloaded.
2x Grammy nominee, "Best Electronic/Dance Album" A Lively Mind (2007, Maverick Records) and Creamfields (2004, Thrive Records)
His first album for Maverick Bunkka was released in 2002. It included "Starry Eyed Surprise" featuring Shifty Shellshock of Crazy Town, a Top 10 hit in both America and the U.K. Other guests on the album were Perry Farrell, Nelly Furtado, Ice Cube, Tricky and Hunter S. Thompson (his last recording before he passed away).
Paul Oakenfold's 2004 mix album Another World has reached gold status in sales making it one of the biggest selling dance albums of all time. In total his releases have sold almost 2 million in the U.S. alone.
As a touring musician, Oakenfold has DJ'd in hundreds of places around the world. Some unique locations he has appeared at include the Great Wall in China, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (sold out) and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado. Other foreign territories he's appeared include Cyprus, Lebanon, Ibiza, Korea and more. He's also noted as one of the most well traveled electronic touring artists within the United States.
Paul Oakenfold was the star of Spike TV series The Club and had a cameo appearance in the film The Rules of Attraction.
Paul Oakenfold was born in London, England and currently resides in the U.S. Before becoming a major force in the music industry he graduated from the Westminster Technical culinary institute becoming a certified chef. He was also an investor along with rockers Tommy Lee and Dave Navarro in the Hollywood, CA nightlife establishment Rokbar.
"Kenneth Thomas is without doubt one of the most promising young DJs in the electronic scene right now. There's an intelligence and a well defined style to his sets. He's quickly emerging as one to watch in the next generation of superstar DJs." When Paul Oakenfold has this to say about someone people can tend to stop and take a listen. Following in an elite class consisting of Dave Ralph, D:Fuse & Hernan Cattaneo, its seems every 5 years or so Oakenfold hand picks a future star to take under his wing and the latest selection is Kenneth Thomas.
Hailing out of the Detroit, the birthplace of Techno, KT stands out with his emotional and melodic sound. Although often categorized in the trance vain, his ability to blend and explore all dance music genres are what makes his live performances such a unique experience. Music has always been a spiritual place for Kenneth and because the depth of dance music goes well beyond the conscious level, there's an underlying exploration of emotion in every set and track.
Beyond traveling the globe sharing his music, Kenneth has also become a juggernaut in the studio. Over the past 6 years he's completed over 50 original tracks and remixes for labels including Perfecto, Hope, Armada, Om, Cuurve, Alter Ego, Pacha and more.
Last fall saw the culmination of his work come together with his hybrid 2XCD Compilation/Album "Perfecto Presents Kenneth Thomas" that saw critical acclaim. This past year alone his single Drive chopped the charts in the UK and his recent remixes for Perfecto, Need You Now and Firefly, have also garnered massive support. Firefly even held the top spot on Radio 1 for two weeks early in 2011.
The future is glowing for Kenneth, touring the world sharing his blend of progressive minded dance music. The focus has never changed since day one as he says, "This is the most amazing sound I have ever encountered, I just want to share it with as many people as possible"
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