REBLOG – Paul Oakenfold & BRKLYN x Amba Shepherd team up on “U ARE”

Speaking on the phone with Billboard Dance this week, DJ/producer Paul Oakenfold explains his approach in the studio.

“The process usually starts with an instrumental that I’ll play out to make sure it works in terms of arrangement and sound,” he notes. “Then I’ll go in with a writer/singer and work on the top line. [That way] you already have something that’s tried and tested; you know it works.”

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Paul Oakenfold & BRKLYN & Amba Shepherd team up on “U ARE”

The first single leading up to Paul Oakenfold’s long awaited album, PopKiller, to be released later this year.

Today, dance music’s original kingpin, Paul Oakenfold, uber-talented producers BRKLYN, and highly sought after Australian singer/songwriter, Amba Shepherd, unleash their collaboration, “U ARE;” the first single leading up to Paul’s long awaited album, PopKiller, to be released later this year. The song combines Oakenfold’s arpeggiated keyboard chords, delicate drum kicks, and catchy melodies built around Amba Shepherd’s soaring vocals.


One of the towering figures in the Electronic/Dance music industry, acclaimed DJ/Producer Paul Oakenfoldhas been touring and making music for over twenty years. Paul has received adoration from millions around the world, earned multiple Grammy Award nominations, was the first DJ to ever play at the Great Wall of China, has scored many Hollywood films…

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