What do you do when you’ve conquered the world’s biggest dance floors? Ibiza? Global festival stages and Billboard charts? Why not take on the tallest point on Earth?
Last April, Paul Oakenfold took his celebrated sound to Mt. Everest. He set a record for highest DJ set ever, at 17,600 feet above sea level, at the famous mount’s Base Camp, and he did it to support charitable organizations that help the victims of Nepal’s devastating 2015 earthquake. He also worked closely with Nepali DJ and producer Ranzen to record local sounds and turn them into unique, bumpin’ electronic beats. Then, the friends took themselves up the massive trek to Base Camp, performed a one-of-a-kind back-to-back set, and filmed the whole thing into a documentary called Soundtrek Everest.
“Through electronic music, I’ve always been about trying to push the boundaries,” Oakenfold says in the trailer opening. “We can take the music out of the traditional set up, it doesn’t just have to live in nightclubs.”
You’ll have to wait for the official release date, though you can catch a glimpse of the action-packed adventure below. You can also get a feel for it with Oakenfold’s latest release, Mount Everest: Base Camp Mix. It’s more than six-and-a-half hours of beautiful music, from and inspired by the Nepali region. Get lost in the sounds and the stunning visuals below, and look out for Soundtrek Everest coming soon.