Paul Oakenfold – Four Seasons

November 2nd, 2012

Legendary EDM pioneer Paul Oakenfold closes what has been a truly epic year with a stunning box set compilation that documents not only the seasonal changes but also the evolution of his Four Seasons live tour which has been captivating fans worldwide over the last twelve months.

The Four Seasons concept was born from Paul’s idea to create a series of four mixes to compliment each season. At any time of any year, now or in the future, owners of this album would have the perfect soundtrack to accompany their life.

WINTER
The first season “Winter” begins with the icy cool tones of an appropriately titled track – “La Aurora” before seamlessly blending into John 00 Fleming’s “The Astrophysical Neblua” and then Yahel’s amazing remix of Paul’s own single with Robert Vadney “Pop Star”. This is a beautiful, yet melancholic 80 minute journey that reflects “Winter” perfectly. Other highlight tracks include the incredible “Amulet” from Matisse & Sadko, the absolutely huge Solarstone remix of his own vocal track with Alex Karweit “Breakaway” (which has been a huge anthem of the Four Seasons tour), the brand new Orkidea remix of Paul van Dyk & Tilt’s Perfecto Records classic “Rendezvous” and the breath taking Thomas Datt remix of Paul’s 2011 single “Full Moon Party”.

SPRING
“Spring” begins with a dark and industrial vibe – emphasizing the end of “Winter”. The Prayag & Rishab remix of “All Good Things” almost immediately gives way to the driving Perfecto Fluoro monster “Collective Insantity” from Reaky & Skaivox and the twisted vocal hit from Federation, “Black Tide”. But in the same way that this season evolves from dark to light Thomas Datt’s “It’s in The Past” begins the blossoming process – adding colour and uplifting melody.  The journey continues with beautiful melodic pieces from Stereo Wildlife ft. Kid Alaska, Nash & Pepper and of course Paul Oakenfold’s huge hit single “Surrender”. Ending the mix is the astounding Eshericks remix of Future Funk Squad and Beatman & Ludmilla’s vocal anthem “About to Fall”. And with that the transition from dark to light is complete.

SUMMER
The most mellow of the Four Seasons, “Summer”, slows things down considerably kicking off with the blissfully ambient “From the Earth” – a perfect opener from Anjunabeats genius Andrew Bayer. Smooth and uplifting with cascading, hypnotic melodies “Summer” is the “round the pool” or “en route to a festival” soundtrack that we’ve been looking for. One of Paul’s current favourites, Future Disciple, features on the mix no less than three times and when you hear his remix of Walsh & McAuley’s sublime vocal number “Sail on The Waves” – you see why. Other highlights include Swab & Joey Mova’s hit record “Lux in Tenebris” featuring the vocals of Tyler Sherritt, Flesh & Bone’s remix of Poncho ft. Paul Oakenfold & Maxxi Trusso’s “Please Me” and the Dragon & Jontron remix of Felix Leiter ft. Amanda Wilson’s “Dancin Dancin”. The mix ends with a track Paul recently described as his “perfect summer record” – a sultry number from 16 Bit Lolitas and Lucy Iris called “Na Na Nahana”.

AUTUMN
For the final chapter Paul Oakenfold picks up the pace and gallops through a powerful 80 minute hit list of Full On Fluoro monsters. This is driving, tough, goa inspired trance of the kind Paul Oakenfold has pioneered since its inception. Beginning with Yahel & Liya’s forthcoming vocal anthem “Creatures” the mix thunders through 18 driving, acid infused tracks including 2nd Phase “Dragon Bomb”, Corderoy “Mechanical Tears” and the massive Eshericks dubstep breaks remix of Brian Cameron’s “Serotonin Syndrome”. Discover Records’ hero Gary Maguire gives two stunning productions for the mix – firstly a new single with Stereo Wildlife, “Always Different” and then a killer new remix of the Perfecto Records classic “Bullet in The Gun”. Closing the album and the series is Paul Oakenfold’s brand new single “Come Together”, his incredibly hot remix of “Creatures” and the brand new remix of “Throwing Stones” from one of Perfecto’s hottest breaks producers Eshericks.

“I wanted to make an album with four distinctly different mixes that each reflected the mood and vibe of the season they represented and so the Four Seasons concept was born. I wanted to create the perfect soundtrack to compliment whatever backdrop your life was set against. Putting these mixes together has been an epic experience. I hope you will have a similar experience from listening to them.“

Paul Oakenfold – October 2012

Tracks:

Disc 1:

  1. Dmitry Globa - La Aurora Boreal (Original Mix) (07:42)
  2. John '00' Flemming - The Astrophysical Nebula (Original Mix) (07:22)
  3. Paul Oakenfold feat. Robert Vadney - Pop Star (Yahel Radio Edit) (03:04)
  4. Matisse & Sadko - Amulet (Radio Edit) (03:18)
  5. Limbo - Paradox (Original Mix) (08:16)
  6. Solarstone feat. Alex Karweit - Breakaway (Solarstone's Phuture Mix) (09:12)
  7. Talpa - The Moon (Flegma & Nerso Remix) (10:21)
  8. Aggresivnes - Futurasia (Blazer Remix) (06:41)
  9. Oakenfold feat. Tamra Keenan - Maybe It's Over (Organ Donors Perfecto Mix) (06:36)
  10. Tim Jirgenson - Get Ready (Original Mix) (07:52)
  11. Protoculture - Liquid Logic (Nhato Remix) (07:36)
  12. Jerome Isma-AE - Speed (Original Mix) (07:32)
  13. Planet Perfecto Knights - ResuRection (Paul Oakenfold Full On Fluoro Radio Edit) (03:56)
  14. Sean Truby & Craig Purvis - Beyond The Horizon (Radio Edit) (03:11)
  15. Federation - Innocent Desire (Pure Mix) (08:44)
  16. Lange feat. Sarah Howells - Let It All Out (Original Mix) (07:46)
  17. Tilt & Paul van Dyk - Rendezvous (Orkidea Remix) (08:39)
  18. Paul Oakenfold - Full Moon Party (Thomas Datt Radio Edit) (03:30)
  19. Mike Danis - For You (Juventa Club Mix) (07:18)
  20. Paul Oakenfold - Four Seasons - Winter (Full Continuous DJ Mix) (76:00)

Disc 2:

  1. Lost Stories - All Good Things (Prayag & Rishab Intro Mix) (03:15)
  2. Reaky & Skaivox - Collective Insanity (Radio Edit) (03:07)
  3. Nerso - Quantum (Original Mix) (06:58)
  4. Federation - Black Tide (Radio Edit) (03:53)
  5. Thomas Datt - It's In The Past (Original Mix) (03:40)
  6. D-Mad - Forsheez (Eximinds Remix) (07:41)
  7. Paul Oakenfold feat. Robert Vadney - Pop Star (Eximinds Radio Edit) (03:13)
  8. Gai Barone - Alicudi (Original Mix) (08:57)
  9. Stereo Wildlife feat. Kid Alaska - Throwing Stones (Radio Edit) (03:01)
  10. Digital Breaks Foundation & Retroid - No Remorse (MDK Remix) (06:01)
  11. Nash & Pepper presents Ostrega - First Scream (Original Mix) (02:58)
  12. Paul Oakenfold - Glow In The Dark (Original Mix) (07:38)
  13. Magnus - The Chase (Radio Edit) (03:11)
  14. A.R.D.I. - Eternity (Mike Foyle Remix) (08:29)
  15. Paul Oakenfold feat. J. Hart - Surrender (Protoculture Radio Edit) (03:32)
  16. Boom Jinx & Daniel Kandi - Azzura (Rafael Frost Remix) (07:32)
  17. Future Funk Squad and Beatman & Ludmilla feat. Ben Keenan - About To Fall (Eshericks Remix) (09:09)
  18. Paul Oakenfold - Four Seasons - Spring (Full Continuous DJ Mix) (77:21)

Disc 3:

  1. Andrew Bayer - From The Earth (Original Mix Edit) (03:22)
  2. Omauha - Extra (Alfoa Remix) (08:41)
  3. Walsh & McAuley - Sail On The Waves (Future Disciple Remix Edit) (03:56)
  4. Benjani - Insane (Radio Edit) (03:58)
  5. Matvey Emerson - The Strangers (Original Mix) (06:20)
  6. Swab & Joey Mova feat. Tyler Sherritt - Lux In Tenebris (Vocal Radio Edit) (04:18)
  7. Dominic Thomas - Flam (Radio Edit) (03:45)
  8. Mindaugas Jak feat. Greta - Rytas (Original Mix) (06:57)
  9. Max Hertzz - Whale Riderz (Retroid Remix) (05:30)
  10. Full Tilt - Class War (Radio Edit) (04:03)
  11. Justin Michael feat. AJ from Saint Motel - Eyes Closed (Jerome Isma-Ae Radio Edit) (03:31)
  12. Federation - Quiero (Future Disciple Radio Edit) (03:31)
  13. Solarstone with Aly & Fila - Fireisland (Future Disciple Remix) (08:44)
  14. Felix Leiter feat. Amanda Wilson - Dancin' Dancin' - You're In Love (Dragon & Jontron Remix) (06:41)
  15. Kenneth Thomas feat. Colleen Riley - The Heart Speaks (Swab & Joey Mova Remix) (07:20)
  16. Justin Oh feat. Remus - Getting Over You (Radio Edit) (03:52)
  17. Poncho feat. Paul Oakenfold & Maxi Trusso - Please Me (Flesh & Bone Radio Edit) (04:00)
  18. 16 Bit Lolitas with Lucy Iris - Na Na Nahana (Original Mix) (09:39)
  19. Paul Oakenfold - Four Seasons - Summer (Full Continuous DJ Mix) (76:48)

Disc 4:

  1. Yahel & Liya - Creatures (Radio Edit) (03:37)
  2. Symbolic & Sphera - One Step Closer (Original Mix) (07:20)
  3. 2nd Phase - Dragon Bomb (Original Mix) (07:00)
  4. Ana Criado & Omnia - No One Home (Radio Edit) (03:39)
  5. Corderoy - Mechanical Tears (Radio Edit) (03:26)
  6. Cold Blue - Atlantis (Radio Edit) (03:20)
  7. Wellenrausch - Shape Of Berlin (Enoh Remix) (08:38)
  8. Yahel & Tammy - Life Of Your Own (Darma Vocal Mix Edit) (04:56)
  9. Jason Knight - Deep Forest (Derek Ryan Remix) (07:35)
  10. Brian Cameron - Serotonin Syndrome (Eshericks Radio Edit) (03:58)
  11. Gary Maguire & Stereo Wildlife - Always Different (Radio Edit) (04:31)
  12. Rospy - Flying Time (John Dopping Alignment Mix) (07:55)
  13. Planet Perfecto - Bullet In The Gun (Gary Maguire Radio Edit) (04:10)
  14. Mac & Monday - Yoruba (Original Mix Edit) (04:16)
  15. Second Sine - Ipanema Girls (Original Mix) (07:22)
  16. Paul Oakenfold - Come Together (Radio Edit) (04:29)
  17. Digital Basement - Audio Madness (Vlind Remix) (08:28)
  18. Yahel & Liya - Creatures (Paul Oakenfold Radio Edit) (04:11)
  19. Stereo Wildlife feat. Kid Alaska - Throwing Stones (Eshericks Radio Edit) (04:12)
  20. Paul Oakenfold - Four Seasons - Autumn (Full Continuous DJ Mix) (77:18)