Born in London in 1963, Oakenfold began mixing at the age of 16.
In 1984, Oakenfold spent several months in New York City, where he fell in love with the dance club music (see 1984 in music). At that time, more than any other, New York was bursting with musical invention: hip-hop was the freshest
Ultravox's Midge Ure and Billy Currie teamed up with Steve Strange and members of both Siouxsie and the Banshees to form Visage in 1978. Visage was one of the first New Romantic bands, so called because of their rejection of the austerity inherent in punk rock music. The genre emerged in the London c