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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.

Ableton Tutorial - Microtonic inside a Drum Rack

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I'm currently tutoring Ableton & Logic at Point Blank Online Music College. In this video I show how you can set up the Microtonic Drum Synth inside Ableton's Drum Rack so you can benefit from individual outs and FX..
The resulting Instrument Rack can be downloaded here:
http://tinyurl.com/5vb7lmu
For more info on the tutors and courses available at Point Blank College please visit here:
http://tinyurl.com/62hllbd
This video has subsequently been re-made and is now included in the Point Blank Minimal Techno Course.

onedotzero: Musicity Live

Live music from Musicity collaborators Ski Oakenfull and Palmskin Productions plus a DJ set from Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3/Flomotion).
Starts 20:45

Music inspired by urban spaces is presented and discussed.

Musicity is an ongoing, city by city curated music program that explores the intersection of music, place, architecture and experience. We commission recording artists to compose original music based on an aspect of the city that inspires them. Through our purpose built app, you can visit these locations to hear an download the music. The idea is to inspire people to explore and discover the city, musically, architecturally and experientially.

Following on from our spring event at the Architecture Foundation tonight will bring together architects, designers, urban theorists and musicians in panel discussions and talks.

Date: 
Saturday, November 26, 2011
onedotzero: Musicity Live

Ableton Tutorial - Roland SH-101 Rack (Free Download)

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I'm currently tutoring Ableton & Logic at Point Blank Online Music College. In this video I set about recreating a Roland SH-101 LFO Filter Modulation Effect on the Ableton Live 'Analog' Instrument.
The resulting Instrument Rack can be downloaded here:
http://tinyurl.com/3njoglt
For more info on the tutors and courses available at Point Blank College please visit here:
http://tinyurl.com/62hllbd

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 Interview for Nick Luscombe's Flomotion

Date: 
20 June, 2011

This is an interview I did recently with Nick Luscombe for his Flomotion radio site, talking about my Ayota project.
http://www.flomotionradio.com/
You can find out more about Ayota here:
http://www.skioakenfull.com/ayota


Ayota Interview for Nick Luscombe's Flomotion | June 2011 by Ski Oakenfull on Mixcloud

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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