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30 August 1963, London, England. Oakenfold was active in club promotions from the early 80s and became one of the most successful DJs and remixers of the 90s. Having trained as a chef, he decided instead to pursue a career in music after he had been introduced to the decks by his friend Trevor Fung in 1981. He later moved to New York City where he worked for a number of record companies and regularly visited the Paradise Garage. When he returned to the UK, he worked for Champion Records, promoting Jazzy Jeff and Salt-N-Pepa among others, and later Profile Records and Def Jam Records. He also DJed at the Project Club in Streatham, London, and wrote a hip-hop column in Blues And Soul magazine under the name Wotupski. In 1987, along with Danny Rampling and a few others, he visited Fung and Ian St. Paul (who later helped to set up TIP Records) in Ibiza where he went to clubs such as Amnesia, which were playing a mixture of Chicago house, pop and indie - known as...