Ski Oakenfull

Spinning tunes with Nick Luscombe

I'll be spinning some tunes with Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3 Late Junction) at the Merchant's Tavern in Shoreditch

Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2016
Spinning tunes with Nick Luscombe

Ski Oakenfull Podcast #2 - Undercover YMO

Date: 
24 November, 2016

This features a mix of some of my favourite YMO tracks together with solo releases from the three YMO members, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Harumoni Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi. There are also a few cover versions as well!
Here's the playlist:

Haruomi Hosono - Heliotherapy (1996)
YMO - Light in darkness (1981)
Haruomi Hosono - Gaplus (1984)
Señor coconut - Rydeen (2006)
Cornelius - Cue (2007)
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Riot in Lagos (2009)
Yukihiro Takahasi - Connection (1981)
Todd Terje and the Olsens - Firecracker (2016)
Haruomi Hosono Close to you (2013)
Haruomi Hosono - Rose and beast (1973)
Sadistic Mika Band - Silver Child (1973)
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Seed & The Sower (1983)
YMO - 1000 Knives (1981)
Maxence Cyrin - La Femme Chinoise (2009)
Haruomi Hosono & Tadanori Yokoo - Hepatitus (1978)
Sketch Show - Ekot (2003)
Haruomi Hosono - In Limbo (1982)
Haruomi Hosono - Hurricane Dorothy (1975)

Factual error alert!
In the podcast I said '1000 Knives' is from the YMO album 'Technodelic'. It's actually from 'BGM'. Apologies.

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DJ Gig | Maestro of Yellow Magic - Haruomi Hosono in '70s and Now

I'll be DJing YMO (Yellow Magic Orchestra) inspired music at this event on Sunday 20th November 2016 with my friend Tomokazu Hayashi
Entry is free from 6.30PM so please try to come along!
Here's the schedue:

Lecture Part 1 (7:00PM-8:00PM)
Hosono in 1970s - The birth of Yellow Magic At the intervals
Ski Oakenfull DJ’s YMO-inspired music Lecture Part 2 (8.30PM-9.30PM)
Hosono in 2010s - Roots music meet Techno

Find out more and register your interest on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1787717711506002/

Date: 
Sunday, November 20, 2016
DJ Gig | Maestro of Yellow Magic - Haruomi Hosono in '70s and Now

Ski Oakenfull Podcast #1 - Haruomi Hosono in the 70's with Tomokazu Hayashi

Date: 
8 September, 2016

Welcome to my first podcast!
Inspired by two podcasts which accompany my walk to work every morning, namely The Adam Buxton Podcast and Song Exploder, I've decided to make my own.
One day at the start of summer 2016, a flyer was thrust into my hand by a mother of a friend of my 5 year old daughter (probably too much information). It was advertising a lecture on the legendary Haruomi Hosono at Goldsmiths by her husband Tomo. For those that don’t know, Hosono was the founding member of one of my all time favourite Japanese bands, Yellow Magic Orchestra. Cut a long story short, I went along to it, loved it and was inspired to recreate the lecture as a mobcast sorry podcast.
I enjoyed making it so much that I’d like to keep going (which is why I’ve tentatively added the ‘#1’). I just need to convince people to make a playlist of their favourite artist and chat about them for an hour. Please let me know if you’re interested in taking part!
I’d like to thank Tomo san for being so accommodating, and also letting me use his amazing drawing of Hosono for the podcast artwork.
Here’s a list of the tracks we played. I hope you enjoy them and manage to learn something about Haruomi Hosono. (we’re already planning part 2!)

YMO - Rydeen (1979)
Yumi Arai (Yuumin) - Yasashisa ni tsutsumareta やさしさに包まれたなら (1974)
Happy End - Kaze wo atsumete 風をあつめて (1971)
James Taylor - You've got a friend (1971)
Happy End - Fu Rai Bo 風来坊 (1973)
Happy End - Sayonara America, Sayonara Nippon (1973)
Haruomi Hosono - Koi wa momo iro 恋は桃色 (1973)
Haruomi Hosono - Chattanooga Choo Choo (1975)
Carmen Miranda - Chattanooga Choo Choo (1942)
Glenn Miller Orchestra - Chattanooga Choo Choo (1941)
Haruomi Hosono - Peking Duck (1976)
Haruomi Hosono - Bon Voyage 泰安洋行 (1976)
Haruomi Hosono - Firecracker (Live) (1976)
Martin Denny - Firecracker (1959)
Haruomi Hosono (Harry Hosono and The Yellow Magic Band) - Japanese Rhumba (1978)
YMO - Computer Game 'Theme from The Circus' (1978)
YMO - Firecracker (1978)
YMO - Tong Poo (1978)
YMO - Technopolis (1979)
YMO - Absolute Ego Dance (1979)
Toru Yonaha - Toshin Doi 唐船ドーイ(Traditional; 2004)
YMO - Rydeen (1979)

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Rising Son LP [Double Vinyl Promo]

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Rising Son Vinyl Promo
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Artist: 
Ski Oakenfull
BBELP060
Rare Promo Double Vinyl pack - Original pressing!
For Ski's second album 'Rising Son' in 2005, he teamed up with Bluey and DJ Venom to produce an intoxicating blend of classic Old skool house to Nu skool soul and uplifting funktronica. It features Amp Fiddler on 2 cuts, Chi Turner on 3 cuts, Tony Momrelle and Earl Zinger and Valerie Etienne. It was initially released in Japan on Pony Canyon and later worldwide on BBE. Receiving support across the board from Gilles Peterson to Jeremy Newell to Deli-G, the album managed to keep both House and Jazz heads in the Loop!...

Disc 1
Side A
Let Me Be featuring Amp Fiddler
A State Of Grace
Side B
So Beautiful featuring Chi Turner
Hang On featuring Amp Filddler
Disc 2
Side A
Heavenly featuring Chi Turner
Let It Ride featuring Tony Momrelle
Side B
Zodiac
Space Gun featuring Earl Zinger & Valerie Etienne

Rising Son LP [Double Vinyl]

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Rising Son LP
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Artist: 
Ski Oakenfull

BBELP060
Double Vinyl pack - Original pressing!
For Ski's second album 'Rising Son' in 2005, he teamed up with Bluey and DJ Venom to produce an intoxicating blend of classic Old skool house to Nu skool soul and uplifting funktronica. It features Amp Fiddler on 2 cuts, Chi Turner on 3 cuts, Tony Momrelle and Earl Zinger and Valerie Etienne. It was initially released in Japan on Pony Canyon and later worldwide on BBE. Receiving support across the board from Gilles Peterson to Jeremy Newell to Deli-G, the album managed to keep both House and Jazz heads in the Loop!...

Undercover [12" Vinyl]

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Undercover Vinyl
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Artist: 
Ski Oakenfull

COL 669517 6
Original Vinyl 12" Single now available (only 3 left in stock!)
This was the second single from Ski Oakenfull's debut album Life Changes, it features Ski on vocals. A deep soulful house groove with a hypnotic bassline, this track came out in 2000 just after the first single Fifths. It features a wonderful deep house remix from the legendary Silicon Soul boys and also a more funky 2 step mix from The Phunk Master.
Tracklisting:
A01 Original Mix
A02 Silicone Soul's U Can Run Mix
B01 The Phunk Master Mix
We're also chucking in all the tracks as free mp3 downloads!


Fifths [12" Vinyl]

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Fifths 12"
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Ski Oakenfull

COL 669317
Original Vinyl 12" Single now available (only 2 left in stock!)
This was the first single to be released from Ski's 'Life Changes' album, and features Jazzanova's wonderful '6 Sickht Mix'
Tracklisting:
01 Original Mix 4'42"
02 Jazzanova 6 Sickht Mix 8'00"
You can check the video for this track here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX3XPtQM5wY
We're also chucking in both tracks as free mp3 downloads!


Got To Keep Moving On (Ski Oakenfull Remix)

Format(s): 
Remix
Artist Name: 
Olga Makovetskaya feat. Incognito
Got To Keep Moving On (Ski Oakenfull Remix)
Got To Keep Moving On (Ski Oakenfull Remix)
Tracklisting: 
Got To Keep Moving On (Ski Oakenfull remix)
Tracklisting: 
Got To Keep Moving On
Tracklisting: 
Too Much Love
Release Date: 
20 March, 2015
Record Label(s): 
Expansion
Role(s): 
Remixer (Ski)

Bluey's new album 'Life between the notes'

I've contributed two tracks to Bluey's second solo album 'Life between the notes' which is due out soon on Dome Records (UK and the world), Shanachie (USA), P-Vine (Japan). The track titles are "Hold On" and "I'm Only Here To Remind You". You can find out more from the Dome website here: http://www.domerecords.co.uk/latest-releases/bluey-life-between-the-notes/
Check out a preview of the track 'Hold On' (which is going to be a single) below!

Bluey - Life Between The Notes