DJ hits Cayman waterfront

Hundreds of fans came out to the Royal Watler Terminal on Friday night to hear iconic British trance DJ and record producer Paul Oakenfold perform. 

The Royal Watler site joins the Great Wall of China among the places the DJ has performed. In Cayman, he hit the stage alongside local DJs Snarfbeaz, Jonesian, Marcelle and Jeffrey James, and DJ Liquid Todd. 

“I got invited to come here and deejay and I’d always wanted to come here, actually, it being a British island and myself being English,” said Mr. Oakenfold before taking to the stage late Friday night. 

He said at times he plays more commercial tracks, depending on his audience. 

“Tonight will be a bit more commercial because I don’t know how much electronic music you get on the island … I’ve played in a couple of places in the Caribbean,” he said. 

On Saturday, he performed again, but this time on the waves at a boat party rather than on a stage.  

He said he planned to play some new tracks to his Cayman audience, songs he has been working on over the past year.  

“The album took a long time to make because it kept stop-starting, but it’s a great record. It’s the greatest record I’ve ever made in my life,” he said. 

He said he draws inspiration for his music from everyday situations he encounters. “It could come from this conversation, it could come from an idea that you have, so you can’t find it everyday,” he said. 

The DJ was due to leave Cayman on Sunday. His next performance is in London at the Ministry of Sound on May 3. 

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The Royal Watler cruise ship terminal was transformed into a trance dance floor Saturday as DJ Paul Oakenfold performed. – PHOTO: SAMANTHA BONHAM

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