British record producer and dance music titan Paul Oakenfold is releasing an autobiography this coming summer.
Ready Steady Go: My Unstoppable Journey in Dance is due for release on August 18 via Welbeck Publishing. The memoir follows the DJ’s journey over four decades in the dance music industry.
The DJ, whose journey began in New York during the 1980s, documents his impressive career from performing on Mount Everest to launching his long-running record label, Perfecto Records.
“In a career like mine, you don’t get many chances to stop and reflect on what you’ve achieved,” Oakenfold said on his forthcoming memoir. “Writing this book has given me the opportunity to reminisce on the many wild moments in my career.”
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The autobiography gave the producer a chance to look back at pivotal moments in his career: his first trip to Ibiza where he discovered trance and would take this around the world, to becoming a seminal part of London’s club scene.
"Writing this book has given me the opportunity to reminisce on the many wild moments in my career from DJ-ing at Stonehenge and the base camp of Mount Everest to working with legends like Madonna, U2 and many more, to running my own record label.
“It’s also made me think more about the crucial personal moments in my life that had more of an impact on me than I first thought like growing up with dyslexia.”
Oakenfold also documents his struggle with dyslexia, which he says eventually set him “on a creative path” to a burgeoning music career.
“I feel privileged to share my life stories with you and there’s many more already in the making for the next memoir,” he said.
Ready Steady Go: My Unstoppable Journey in Dance is out on August 18. Find out more about it here.