Ski Oakenfull

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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Haruyama Bargain Japanese TV Commercial

Format(s): 
TV/Radio Ad
Artist Name: 
Ski Oakenfull
Haruyama Bargain Japanese TV Commercial
Sample Video : Haruyama Bargain

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Tracklisting: 
Haruyama Bargain (15 Sec)
Release Date: 
1 January, 2012
Role(s): 
Performer (Ski's Music)
Role(s): 
Writer (Ski's Music)
Role(s): 
Producer (Ski's Music)
Preview Whole Release: 
This is a piece of music I produced for a Haruyama Bargain TV commercial in Japan. I worked on it with Ritz Hiraga from a production company called Syn (link above).

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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

Gilles Peterson Worldwide BBC Radio 1 Jingle Package 1998

Date: 
1 May, 1998

This is a Jingle Package Gilles & Benji B (his producer at the time) asked me to do way back in 1998 when he first started at BBC Radio 1.
If you find any recordings of his shows from back then you'll probably hear them!

Gilles Peterson Worldwide BBC Radio 1 Jingle Package 1998 by skioakenfull

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

New Year's Eve 2011 DJ Set live from my Flat

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Inspired by the fantastic Boiler Room website live DJ broadcasts, I decided to try it out for myself on New Years Eve 2011.. I set up a USTREAM account a few months ago, so all I needed to do was plug the output of my DJ Mixer into my Laptop and point the webcam at my Decks! Obviously the Argos rotating Disco Ball was also an important addition to the set up. The broadcast started a few minutes before 11pm and ran through to midnight where we saw in 2012! There was family around me and lots of distractions, but I hope you enjoy the set.. It was very random and was a mixture of Vinyl and iTunes
(I had another laptop out of site of the camera). Anyway, it was great fun and I'm definitely planning to do some more broadcasts, maybe more live music orientated.
Here's my USTREAM channel.. Please subscribe!

Love Will Find A Way (Ski Oakenfull Remix)

Format(s): 
EP
Artist Name: 
Love For Japan
Love Will Find A Way (Ski Oakenfull Remix)
Sample Audio : Love Will Find A Way (Ski Oakenfull Remix) (Track 02)

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Tracklisting: 
01 Outside Remix
Tracklisting: 
02 Ski Oakenfull Remix
Tracklisting: 
03 Original Version
Release Date: 
29 August, 2011
Record Label(s): 
Dome Records
Role(s): 
Remixer (Ski)

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

Musicity Live at Pirates Castle in Camden

This was a gig I did with Palm Skin for Nick Luscombe's Musicity project on 22nd July 2011 at The Pirates Castle in Camden.
I hope to upload some audio soon.
Check out Musicity here:
http://london.musicity.info/









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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