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Welcome to the official Ski Oakenfull Website.
Ski is an Artist, Keyboard player, Producer, Remixer and Composer living in London. Having started his career with The K-Creative who were signed to Gilles Peterson's Talkin' Loud label in 1991, he went on to release two solo albums, Life Changes & Rising Son, play keyboards with bands such as Galliano, Raw Stylus & Two Banks of Four, remix over 50 tracks, and work at Xenomania. He currently releases music on his own label, Primaudial Records, plays live with The Bays, writes & produces with artists such as Incognito, Joey Negro, Valerie Etienne and newly signed artist Murray James. He has an Ambient Electronic project called Ayota, and also does a bit of DJing in his spare time. When Ski is not cranking out his own beats, he manages to find time to tutor and develop courses at Point Blank Music School. Please have a look around this site, and feel free to leave a message.

Drake - God's Plan Deconstruction

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Here's my deconstruction of Drake's 'God's Plan'. You can download the bass sound here:
https://www.skioakenfull.com/sounds/julio_bashmore_bass

Calvin Harris - One Kiss Deconstruction @ IMS Malta 2018

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I really enjoyed heading out to Malta again this summer for IMS where I presented this live deconstruction of Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa's deep house influenced smash hit 'One Kiss'.
Check out the PB blog piece for more info: https://plus.pointblankmusicschool.com/calvin-harris-feat-dua-lipa-one-k...

Article in DJ Mag August 2018

I was interviewed by DJ Mag earlier this year, and was really chuffed to see the article appear in the August issue. I discussed my deconstructions for Point Blank Music school, and how they have evolved over the last six years. I'm attaching a photo of the piece below which you can download.

Article in DJ Mag August 2018

Ski Sweep | Native Instruments Pro-53 Preset

Sound Date: 
9 September, 2018
Sound Type: 
Pro-53 Preset(s)
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Mitski - Nobody Deconstruction

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Here's are the chords to "Nobody' by Mitski

IMS College Malta 2018 Masterclass

I'm looking forward to visiting IMS Malta again this year where I'll be deconstructing Calvin Harris feat. Dua Lipa's 'One Kiss' with a few added twists!

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Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2018
IMS College Malta 2018 Masterclass

Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. Deconstruction @ Sonar+D 2018

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Here's my deconstruction of the classic Gorillaz track 'Feel Good Inc', performed live at Sonar+D in Barcelona.

Ski Oakenfull Radio Show #9 with Tomokazu Hayashi - Haruomi Hosono & Gen Hoshino

Date: 
21 May, 2018

This show was recorded on the 8th April 2018 with my good friend Tomo in Gifu, Japan. Hot on the heals of Tomo's fantastic YMO article in 'The Wire' magazine entitled 'A User's Guide to Yellow Magic Orchestra' (https://www.thewire.co.uk/issues/404), this radio show expands the YMO family to look at the work of Gen Hoshino.
Hoshino san is a true polymath, who is often seen as continuing Hosono's legacy.
Check out this recent book (in Japanese) written about both of them by Hoshino here: http://tinyurl.com/y73ms92s

The cover artwork is by Tomo

The show is divided into three sections:

SAKEROCK, A 2000'S EXOTICA BAND
1. Sakerock - 'Thousand knives and Yokaidochuki' (Sakerock “Honya Ra Ra” (2008))
2. Sakerock - ‘Ian ryoko’ (Sakerock. “Ian ryoko” (2004))
3. Sakerock - ‘Otootooto-san’ (Sakerock. “Yuta” (2004))
4. Sakerock - ‘Kaisha-in’ (Sakerock. “Honya Ra Ra” (2008))
5. Sakerock - All Stars ‘Nana Byou Shu’ (Sakerock All Stars. “Tropical Douchu” (2006)
6. Sakerock - ‘MUDA’ (Sakerock. “MUDA” (2010))
7. Sake Rock All Stars - ‘Pom Pom Joki’ (Sake Rock All Stars “Tropical Douchu” (2006))

HOSONO AND HIS FOLKY FOLLOWERS
8. Gen Hoshino - ‘Tadaima’ (from Gen Hoshino “Baka no uta” (2010))
9. Haruomi Hosono - ‘Tadaima’ (Haruomi Hosono “Hosonova” (2011))
10. Haruomi Hosono -‘Tutti Frutti’ (Haruomi Hosono “Vu Ja De” (2017))
11. Ren Takada Feat. Ryosuke Nagaoka (aka Ukigumo) - ‘Night Rider’ (Ren Takada. “Night Rider’s Blues” (2017))
12. Humbert Humbert Feat. Ryosuke Nagaoka (aka Ukigumo) - ‘Ganbare Niichan’ (Humbert Humbert “Kazoku Koushin Kyoku” (2017))

HOSHINO & HOSONO
13. Gen Hoshino Feat. Ryosuke Ryosuke (aka Ukigumuo) - ‘Koi’ (Gen Hoshino. “Koi” (2016))
14. YMO - ‘Mad Pierrot’ (YMO. “Yellow Magic Orchestra (Japan version)” (1978))
15. Gen Hoshino - ‘Nerd Strat’ (Gen Hoshino. “Yellow Dancer” (2015))
16. Tin Pan Alley - ‘Yellow Magic Carnival’ (Tin Pan Alley. “Caramel Mama” (1975))
17. Haruomi Hosono - “Pecora” (Haruomi Hosono “Vu Ja De” (2017. Original recording 1987))
18. Haruomi Hosono - “2355 shi kaeru (Mr. 2355 back home)” (Haruomi Hosono “Vu Ja De” (2017. Original recording 2010)

Sister Sledge - Thinking of You FFL Deconstruction

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Really great to deconstruct this seminal track by Sister Sledge, written & produced by the legendary team, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Andata (Piano Transcription)

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After watching the recent NHK documentary on Ryuichi Sakamoto, I've been a bit obsessed with the beautiful piano intro on the first track of his 'Async' album 'Andata'. I thought I'd transcribe it - I'm sure it's not perfect, but I made a video anyway..
I'm attaching the score to this post.
I used Logic Pro X's factory Bosendorfer for the piano sound.

You can get info about the NHK documentary here: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/special/episode/201803170030/
Here's a link to Async: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/23118-async/