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Studio album by Paul Oakenfold
Released June 18, 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Big beat, electronica, trip hop, house, trance, tech house
Length 51:45 (US)
58:27 (UK)
Label Maverick
Producer Paul Oakenfold, Steve Osborne, Andy Gray, Carmen Rizzo, Jeff Turzo
Paul Oakenfold chronology
Swordfish: The Album
Perfecto Presents Great Wall
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly D[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

Bunkka is the debut studio album by the trance artist and DJ Paul Oakenfold. It was released in 2002 under the Maverick label.

It is also Oakenfold's best selling album to date,[when?] with sales exceeding 1,000,000 copies worldwide.

In response to how his dance-focused audience would react to the album, Oakenfold said "I hope they realise that in any forms of music you need to push the boundaries. I've been inspired by all kinds of music, from hip-hop to guitars to dance, and hopefully the dance audience will understand that."[4] The album was released to mixed reviews.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ready Steady Go" (vocals: Asher D[disambiguation needed]) – 4:13
  2. "Southern Sun" (vocals: Carla Werner) – 6:57
  3. "Time of Your Life" (vocals: Perry Farrell) – 4:17
  4. "Hypnotised" (Vocals: Tiff Lacey) – 6:34
  5. "Zoo York" - 5:25
  6. "Nixon's Spirit" (vocals: Hunter S. Thompson) – 2:48
  7. "Hold Your Hand" (vocals: Emilíana Torrini)– 3:39
  8. "Starry Eyed Surprise" (vocals: Shifty Shellshock) – 3:48
  9. "Get Em Up" (vocals: Ice Cube) – 3:50
  10. "Motion" (vocals: Grant-Lee Phillips) – 6:24
  11. "The Harder They Come" (vocals: Nelly Furtado and Tricky) – 3:50
  12. "Mortal" (UK Bonus Track also available on the "The Harder They Come" single) - 6:42


Additional personnel

  • Steve Osborne - producer, programming, mixing, vocal mixing
  • Andy Gray - producer, programming, engineer, mixing
  • Carmen Rizzo - producer, engineer, vocal engineer
  • Jeff Turzo - producer, mixing
  • Ed Chadwick - assistant engineer
  • Pete Davies - programming, engineer
  • Chris Blair - mastering
  • Marc Marot - A&R
  • Guy Oseary - A&R
  • Ricardo Vinas - A&R
  • Anton Corbijn - photography

Song appearances[edit]


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2002 The Billboard 200 65
2002 Top Electronic Albums 1


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