Paul Oakenfold Dishes on His Sandance NYE Gig!

We chatted to British superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold, who played at Sandance on New Year's Eve
BySarah SwainTuesday , 31 December 2013
Paul Oakenfold Dishes on His Sandance NYE Gig!
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Paul Oakenfold

What do you think of Dubai?
I like the city. It has some of the best restaurants in the world. It’s a good place to come to relax, eat good food, and enjoy good company.

As well as playing with DJs Axwell and Pete Tong, you’re on the bill with singer Emeli Sande! Are you a fan?
Of course! My friend’s her manager. I’ve seen her live. She’s fantastic. She is a great ambassador for the next generation of British singers. It’s a strong line-up and to spend New Year's Eve with these guys is wonderful.

What are your highlights of 2013?
Oh man, it’s a good question. There’s been a few great moments. I mean, opening for Madonna on her tour, been working in the recording studio, producing Cher’s new song, my residency in Las Vegas…

What’s in your diary for 2014?
I am focusing on working with the next generation of singers – Allen Stone, Miguel and Azealia Banks – the generation I feel will be the next big singers.

What’s your top dance floor filler?
Dancing Queen! No, I’d probably clear the floor! There’s a lot of different tracks, not one in particular. I think what New Year is all about is playing some old songs, some current hits and some new stuff.

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INFO: Tickets Dhs395 in advance,  Dhs450 on the door, Dhs600 VIP, Nasimi Beach, www.timeouttickets.com, 3pm to 3am, 31 December 2013, 055 200 4321, www.sandance.ae

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