Oakey does Staring at the Sun

With all the excitement surrounding Electrical Storm, we’d almost forget to mention that Paul Oakenfold has once again forcefed a a U2 song to the E’d out generation. At the Creamfield’s festival in England in August, he spinned a new remix of Staring at the Sun. The set was broadcast live on BBC radio 1. On the BBC website, the song is labelled: ‘ U2 – staring at the sun – (
white label)’ .

Here’s evidence of Mr Perfecto’s “craft”, in real audio. It sounds perfectly mid-Nineties to these ears. Note the vocal, it’s a live track, most likely Popmart Rotterdam.
[source: Gary P.]

56 thoughts on “Oakey does Staring at the Sun

  1. Funny… I was just about to ask when we would hear about a remix from the DJ extraordinaire himself. Mind you, I was inquiring about an Electrical Storm remix (sorry that I had to come back to that). By the way, I just want to say how proud I am of U2 and of myself for claiming them as

  2. Funny… I was just about to ask when we would hear about a remix from the DJ extraordinaire himself. Mind you, I was inquiring about an Electrical Storm remix (sorry that I had to come back to that). By the way, I just want to say how proud I am of U2 and of myself for claiming them as

  3. I know what you’re thinking (besides “this guy needs to get a life already). Could this be the remix that will be on the ‘Best Of” CD? I hope so, because it’s nuts!

  4. I know what you’re thinking (besides “this guy needs to get a life already). Could this be the remix that will be on the ‘Best Of” CD? I hope so, because it’s nuts!

  5. Honestly, Oakey — how hard is it to make the vocal synch up appealingly with the beats? I do like the section after “don’t think at all,” though…

  6. Honestly, Oakey — how hard is it to make the vocal synch up appealingly with the beats? I do like the section after “don’t think at all,” though…

  7. Oi, listen to that again, is that vocal from a live performance? I could swear he sings ‘I left it in the duty free at Schiphol’.

  8. Oi, listen to that again, is that vocal from a live performance? I could swear he sings ‘I left it in the duty free at Schiphol’.

  9. whats the link to the track? can’t find it on the radio 1 site, must be blind hehe, and i’ll go ahead and ask the inevetible (sp?) mp3 anyone 😉

  10. whats the link to the track? can’t find it on the radio 1 site, must be blind hehe, and i’ll go ahead and ask the inevetible (sp?) mp3 anyone 😉

  11. you know, you would think i was smart enough to see that link? uh its to stormy to see? ok i’ll stop with the electrical storm remarks

  12. you know, you would think i was smart enough to see that link? uh its to stormy to see? ok i’ll stop with the electrical storm remarks

  13. yea, and bill i’m glad to say that i was walking around when i was 2 years old just blabbering the follow “bono sings, edge guitar, larry drums, adam bass” and i would just go sunday bloody sunday repeatedly, you can thank my mom and uncle for that hehe, and people wonder why i’m a psycho fan

  14. yea, and bill i’m glad to say that i was walking around when i was 2 years old just blabbering the follow “bono sings, edge guitar, larry drums, adam bass” and i would just go sunday bloody sunday repeatedly, you can thank my mom and uncle for that hehe, and people wonder why i’m a psycho fan

  15. Maybe it’s Oakenfold’s remix of the new remixed version of staring at the sun that’s on the Best of????? I remember that Oakenfold played his remix of Beautiful Day even before the the normal version was released on the internet. Interesting….

  16. Maybe it’s Oakenfold’s remix of the new remixed version of staring at the sun that’s on the Best of????? I remember that Oakenfold played his remix of Beautiful Day even before the the normal version was released on the internet. Interesting….

  17. The vocals on that are definitely from a live performance – I think vonb is right, it definitely seems to be the live version that was on the Please “PopHeart” EP.

  18. The vocals on that are definitely from a live performance – I think vonb is right, it definitely seems to be the live version that was on the Please “PopHeart” EP.

  19. Awesome sounding shizzat!

    I really wanna hear the mp3! Is it available anywhere? Like kazaa? Is there any way of getting it out? My brother has a server, he might be willing to host it. Is it good quality?

  20. Awesome sounding shizzat!

    I really wanna hear the mp3! Is it available anywhere? Like kazaa? Is there any way of getting it out? My brother has a server, he might be willing to host it. Is it good quality?

  21. I have this live recording! This answers my own assumption: This can’t be the remix on the new “Best Of” CD since it is live. Give me a few minutes, and I’ll confirm which concert it was from.

  22. I have this live recording! This answers my own assumption: This can’t be the remix on the new “Best Of” CD since it is live. Give me a few minutes, and I’ll confirm which concert it was from.

  23. It’s definitely the Popheart Live version from Rotterdam, since Bono indeed sings “Left it in the duty free …of Schiphol” (Schiphol is the airport lokated near Amsterdam)

    Love this mix…

  24. It’s definitely the Popheart Live version from Rotterdam, since Bono indeed sings “Left it in the duty free …of Schiphol” (Schiphol is the airport lokated near Amsterdam)

    Love this mix…

  25. nice remix.. a bit average-y for oakenfold, he can do better but the more *POP* the better, my people.. we’ve got to make up for the god-shaped hole the lack of *POP* tracks left in the new “best of”

  26. nice remix.. a bit average-y for oakenfold, he can do better but the more *POP* the better, my people.. we’ve got to make up for the god-shaped hole the lack of *POP* tracks left in the new “best of”

  27. share this file ppl…i can’t find it on mp3…i searched kazaa,winmx,imesh,newmedia and still can’t find it…

  28. share this file ppl…i can’t find it on mp3…i searched kazaa,winmx,imesh,newmedia and still can’t find it…

  29. Have you heard Oakie’s remix of Staring at the Sun. He played it at creamfields in August. I then heard him play it at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco on 28th of september. It’s absolutely brilliant! Not surprising considering its a combination of the best Dj in the world with the best band in the world!

  30. Have you heard Oakie’s remix of Staring at the Sun. He played it at creamfields in August. I then heard him play it at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco on 28th of september. It’s absolutely brilliant! Not surprising considering its a combination of the best Dj in the world with the best band in the world!

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