When the beats and crescendos of Tranceport hit our collective ears in 1998, it exploded all over South Florida like a firecracker. The album exemplified the trance of the time, and we couldn't get enough.
Paul Oakenfold was already known in the world of electronic music, but this was the British DJ's American breakout hit. He has been spinning distinctive sounds since the 1980s, when he established his Perfecto label.
"Ready Steady Go" even appeared in The Bourne Identity, but Matt Damon ran to it instead of dancing in a club with 10,000 other people. Sweating is good either way.
How most Americans first remember Oakenfold.
Maybe you recognize that voice from the sad puppy commercials?
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