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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.

Ayota - Hitotsu played on BBC Radio 3 Late Junction

On 15th Feb 2011 Nick Luscombe began another fortnight in the Late Junction chair and featured the track 'Hitotsu' from my Ayota 'Helicopter Cuts' Album. You can check out the whole show here on iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yhs52 For more info on 'Helicopter Cuts' please go here: http://www.skioakenfull.com/discography/ayota/helicopter_cuts
Ayota - Hitotsu played on BBC Radio 3 Late Junction
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Ayota playing at Spitalfields Summer Music Festival

A night of live electronic music and visuals hosted by DJ and broadcaster Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3 Late Junction/Flomotion). Featuring performances from intergalactic synthesiser duo The Simonsound, the dubstep/Detroit House/ambient stylings of Subeena as well as Ski Oakenfull's project Ayota, 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.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Ayota playing at Spitalfields Summer Music Festival

Help Me Cover Version

Here's an unreleased track I found recently. I did it with Valerie Etienne around 1999 when we were working on her 'For What It Is' album...

NRJ Radio Broadcast : Ski Live at Electro Deluxe - Le Fish Club in Lyon

I've just unearthed a gig I did on 6th October 2000 in France as part of my promotional tour for the 'Life Changes' album. The gig was at a club called 'Le Fish' which was basically a boat on the river in Lyon The night was called 'Electro Deluxe' and it was broadcast live on NRJ Radio.. I've uploaded some photos of the gig here. The band consisted of a 'power trio'... Jim Carmichael - Drums Francis Hylton - Bass Ski Oakenfull - Keys & Vocals I have created a page now for all 6 tracks: http://www.skioakenfull.com/audio/nrj_radio_broadcast_ski_live_at_electr... here is a sampler.. The track is called 'Undercover'
NRJ Radio Broadcast : Ski Live at Electro Deluxe - Le Fish Club in Lyon
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Musicity London

I have recently been commissioned alongside six other artists to compose a piece of music in response to a building, location or aspect of London that inspired me. I chose the BT Tower. The idea is that you can visit these locations at specific times to exclusively hear and download the tracks through the Musicity App which will be available soon. The project will be 'live' from October 1st. Meanwhile you can visit these links to get more information: Musicity Website: http://musicity.info/ Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Musicity-London/153027054720509 Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/MusicityLondon Musicity London is part of The Story Of London Festival that runs 01.10.10 – 10.10.10
Musicity London

New Remix of Incognito's "1975"

Here's another remix! This time of the fantastic '1975' track from their 'Transatlantic RPM' album. It features the wonderful vocals of Joy Rose. I'll keep you posted with release details.. meanwhile check out a preview below!
New Remix of Incognito's "1975"
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New Remix of Incognito's "Lowdown"

I've just completed a remix of the Incognito track "Lowdown" from their "Transatlantic RPM" album. It features vocals from Mario Biondi and Chaka Khan. Release details to follow, meanwhile here's a sneak preview!
New Remix of Incognito's "Lowdown"
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Incognito 'Transatlantic RPM' Album Released on July 26th 2010

I feel very proud to have been involved in the next Incognito album. Its called 'Transatlantic RPM' and features Chaka Khan, Mario Biondi, Leon Ware, Ursula Rucker & Christian Urich amongst others. I co-wrote two tracks with Bluey;
Line In The Sand (Feat. Leon Ware) &
Can't Get Enough (Feat. Mario Biondi)
The album is released on July 26th 2010.. Go and check it out!
Here is the UK amazon link:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transatlantic-RPM-Incognito/dp/B003E83SVI
Hear a sneak preview of 'Can't Get Enough' below....

Incognito 'Transatlantic RPM' Album Released on July 26th 2010
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The Mario Biondi Remix performed live at Wind Music Awards 2010

I did programming & keyboards on this Incognito remix.. Check out Bluey playing Moog in this 'Live' performance :-)

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