Blogs

Deep House Arpeggiation Article in this week's DJ Mag Weekly 89

The Ableton Deep House Arpeggiated Chord Pattern Generator Tutorial video I made for Point Blank Online College has been published in this week's DJ Mag Free online edition. You can check it out here: http://www.djmag.com/djweekly/ Its DJ Weekly 89.
I'm also attaching the offline version for you to download. You'll find the attachment underneath the picture..

Deep House Arpeggiation Article in this week's DJ Mag Weekly 89
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DJ089.zip16.66 MB

Electronic Music Composition (EMC) Course

I'm currently developing a brand new course for Point Blank Online Music College. Please take a look at the Promo Video below and also visit the brochure page for detailed info.
Meanwhile here is the blurb....

When producing a track, we've all experienced that point when you can't get any further and need some extra inspiration. Electronic Music Composition (EMC) will help you overcome this obstacle by showing you how to develop the musical aspects of your tracks in an easy to understand way without getting bogged down in scales and theory. You'll learn how to add hooks, riffs, chords, basslines, melodies, develop your arrangements and work with vocals whilst keeping everything in key so it 'sounds right'.Also, importantly, how to finish your tracks! We analyze and demonstrate how classic and cutting edge tunes are put together musically to clearly show you the techniques they use so you can implement them in your own tracks. You'll find EMC both engaging and inspiring, just what making music should be.It's developed by virtuoso keyboardist Ski Oakenfull (solo artist signed to Sony andremixer/producer/writer/player for artists including Incognito, Joey Negro and The Bays). The course contains new presentation techniques that enable you to see exactly what's being played on the keys and what's happening in the software/DAW. This course is compatible with both Ableton Live AND Logic. You will be able to use these ideas and techniques in your own productions to get that musical buzz you're missing. Check out the preview and see you in class!

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Ableton Bashmore Bass Article in this week's DJ Mag

The Ableton Deep Bass Tutorial video I made for Point Blank Online College has been published in this week's DJ Mag Free online edition. You can check it out here: http://www.djmag.com/djweekly/ Its DJ Weekly 85.
I'm also attaching the offline version for you to download. You'll find the attachment underneath the picture..

Ableton Bashmore Bass Article in this week's DJ Mag
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DJ085.zip14.23 MB

My Ableton Looper Tutorial in this week's DJ Mag

The Ableton Looper Tutorial video I made for Point Blank Online College has been published in this week's DJ Mag Free online edition. You can check it out here:
http://www.djmag.com/djweekly/
Its DJ Weekly 83
I'm also attaching the offline version for you to download. You'll find the attachment underneath the picture..

My Ableton Looper Tutorial in this week's DJ Mag
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DJ083.zip14.82 MB

Ski's Summer in Japan Tumblr Blog

I'm spending the summer in Japan. I normally come here in spring time to avoid the heat & humidity, so its quite a new experience for me this year. Its much greener, and everything seems to be moving a bit more slowly. Its also impossible to ignore the aftermath of one of Japan's biggest ever disasters, the Tōhoku earthquake & Tsunami that caused so much devastation, physically, emotionally & financially. All summer fireworks displays have been cancelled this year, with all money going to the regions affected. Air conditioning is being switched off to conserve electricity, and people seem worried about radiation which apparently might not be safe for another three years.
So I've started a blog to document my trip. You can view it here:

http://skioakenfulljapan2011.tumblr.com/

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Ayota live at the Village Underground Photos

Check out these great photos taken my Shin Inaba of the Ayota gig at The Village Underground that took place on 22nd June 2011.

You can see the photos in the Gallery section here
They are also on the Ayota Facebook Page
And please take time to have a look at Shin Inaba's website

Ayota at The Village Underground

Ayota playing next Wednesday at Village Underground as part of the Spitalfields Music Festival

A night of live electronic music and visuals hosted by DJ and broadcaster Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3 Late Junction/Flomotion/Resonance fm). Featuring performances from intergalactic synthesiser duo The Simonsound, the dubstep/Detroit House/ambient stylings of Subeena as well as Ski Oakenfull’s project Ayota, (also featuring Simon Palmskin) with a special live audio visual performance that incorporates elements of time and sound shifting formed during Ski’s extensive travels to Japan. Nick will be interviewing the musicians as well as providing DJs sets throughout the evening.
Check the Facebook Event page for more detailed info:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191578040888764

Spitalfields flyer

Free Download! Ayota - Hashya Melodies (Ableton Live Preparation Mix)

Getting ready for the Ayota gig at Village Underground on 22nd June as part of the Spitalfields Festival.
Its great to throw all the parts into Ableton and play it live..
I'm looking forward to performing this track with Jeremy Shaw on Guitar & Palm Skin Productions on Synths. There's gonna be a Fender Rhodes there too!
Hope you can make it..
http://www.skioakenfull.com/gigs/ayota/22june2011

Ayota - Hashya Melodies (Ableton Live Preparation Mix) by Ski Oakenfull

Ski's Spectral Circuits Vol. 1 Cloudcast

This is the first volume of a strictly vinyl selection from my ambient & electronic record collection..
Look out for some great Tom Souster, Ryo Kawasaki & Max Eastley to name but a few..

Out on Promo : 'All About The Mind' (Ski Oakenfull Remixes)

Out soon on Stevie Sole's label... http://www.solemusic.co.uk/ You can now buy this on Traxsource http://www.traxsource.com/index.php?act=show&fc=tpage&cr=titles&cv=96173 And also preview all the tracks on soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/tronicsole/sets/homecookin-all-about-the-mind
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Click play to listen: 

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