Paul Oakenfold & Carl Cox Collaborate on new track as part of ‘Perfecto 30’

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Paul Oakenfold and Carl Cox have united for their first-ever track collaboration “Concentrate,” out on April 5th as part of ‘Perfecto 30’ – a huge celebration of the label’s 30th anniversary.

The pair have known each other since the early 90s, but unbelievably, they’ve never made a track together, until now…

Paul Oakenfold: “It’s the 30th anniversary of one of the leading labels in the dance world, Perfecto Records. Teaming up with Carl for ‘Concentrate’ was a natural evolution for us. It’s our way of paying homage to our history and to show where we’re at right now musically. 

Carl is a pioneering legend that was signed to the label so it marks a nice full circle moment. This is the first collaboration of many to come.”

Carl Cox adds, “Working with Paul on this track was an absolute blast. ‘Concentrate’ represents the perfect synergy between our styles, and we can’t wait for our everyone to hear it.”

Concentrate is available on various streaming platforms via this link.

About Perfecto 30

‘Perfecto 30’ will celebrate the full heritage and influence of the dance music empire Oakenfold has built – from helping create DJ superstars out of the likes of Hernán Cattáneo, Mark Ronson, David Guetta, and others.

Oaky will be revisiting Perfecto classics and deep cuts like PPK’s “ResuRection,” Planet Perfecto’s “Bullet in a Gun,” and his own hits like “Starry Eyed Surprise”, and they’ll be releases from artists like Velvet Cash, Danny Stubbs, Blink, Adam White and Nat Monday.

Across the main Perfecto imprint and its four sub-labels – Perfecto Records, Perfecto Fluoro, Perfecto Black, and Perfecto House – the label has touched nearly every significant dance movement of modern times, from progressive, trance, and EDM but also drum and bass, Balearic, electro and beyond.

Dance fans can expect a year of special releases, remixes, collaborations, and also live events.

What else…

There’s a documentary coming, Welcome to Perfecto, where Oakenfold makes a series of special DJ appearances, crisscrossing America and the UK to Ibiza and Australia – involving the parties, festivals, and superclubs like Cream where he made his name.

For the next chapter of Perfecto, Oakenfold claims he’s returning to the roots of the label’s original mission.

I’m going back to doing straight club records – underground tracks that I love,” Oakenfold says. “Perfecto is now a thirty-year-old brand: there are generations that have grown up with the sound. They got into dance music and have grown up with the label, collecting our vinyl from day one.

It’s turned into much more than a label. So to celebrate that spirit, I’m just going to do what I’m good at and really love – and go out in a blaze of glory for my last dance.”

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