A Lively Mind
Released: Jun 2006
Four years on from Bunkka, Oakey's star power is such that he can call upon the likes of Brittany Murphy, Pharrell Williams and Grandmaster Flash as collaborators. The end result is a stadium dance album -- big tunes with shouty sing-along choruses and fat John Barry guitar lines. It's energetic and passionate stuff, more rock than his earlier work, but still hands-in-the-air house for people who like big thumpy beats and catchy licks.