The days of the rock star DJ ended sometime in the ’90s. It was killed between the decline of big beat and the rise of the chillout movement that made Moby a millionaire. Not that that’s made a difference to Paul Oakenfold he’s been a star from the very beginning.
As an undisputed techno legend, Oakenfold’s prints can be found all over the history of house music. And that’s not even to mention the role he’s played in bringing hip-hop to the forefront in the ’80s, or the party-happy Manchester sound to American shores in the early ’90s.
Oakenfold’s output has been likewise varied, ranging from straight-up house to the rock-influenced sound of his “pop” album, “Bunkka,” released in 2002.
There’s no telling what the master has in store for this appearance at Lizard Lounge on Saturday, But he just released a greatest hits CD, that has him tearing up Massive Attack, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Radiohead, U2 and Smashing Pumpkins.
With a heavy-hitter like Oakenfold in Big D, attendance should be mandatory.
Lizard Lounge, 2424 Swiss Ave. Nov. 10. Doors at 9 p.m. $20-$35. 214-826-4768.