React’s highly coveted Trance Arena series returns to this year’s Spring Awakening with a special showcase of melodic thrills and euphoric melodies dedicated to the veteran stage. Leading the pack is Grammy Award-Winning DJ, producer and musician, Paul van Dyk. The legend was ranked as the World’s No. 1 DJ two years in a row (in 2005 & 2006), and now over 10 years later, with nearly three decades under his belt, PvD continues to dominate the electronic scene around the globe.
Paul Oakenfold played the late show in Chicago – his first stop for his Trance Mission Tour. His tour attracted all types of fans including the old school fans and ravers, new ravers, and people that did not even know who he was but heard it will be a good show. Fortunately for us, we got to meet him in person and were able to take a selfie!! He seemed to be in a rush, so we did not get to talk much. The show actually went in a different direction then we thought. Paul Oakenfold is known for for trance, however,the show seemed a bit “hard”. He played some oldies and a lot of tracks by other producers as well. Although we liked the music, we were not satisfied with his particular crowd. They seemed a bit more pushy then usual and not very “plur”.