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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 has gone on to release three solo albums, Life Changes, Rising Son, and Short Circuits, 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, writes & produces with artists such as Incognito, Dave Lee, Valerie Etienne. He has an Ambient Electronic project called Ayota, and also makes regular radio shows. Alongside his production work, Ski holds the position of Head of Education & Curriculum at Point Blank Music School where he manages courses in electronic music for their BA (Hons) degree programmes. He has also made over a hundred tutorial videos for the school's YouTube channel which have racked up over nine million views, and has recently become an Ableton Certified Trainer. Please have a look around this site, and feel free to leave a message.

I’m really honoured to have contributed to the new STR4TA LP 'STR4TASFEAR' released on the 11th of November 2022 on Brownswood Recordings. I wrote and played keys on the tracks ‘City Sounds’, ‘Reflections (Chaser 1 & 2)’, and ‘Something, Anything’

Artist: 
Str4ta
Release Date: 
11 November, 2022
Record Label: 
Brownswood
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The wonderful British singer Noel McKoy very sadly passed away on Thursday 3rd November 2022. I had worked with Noel over the years, having been introduced by Bluey from Incognito, and was lucky enough to have him sing for me in 2006 when I played a gig at Cargo in London, followed by a Maida Vale session for Gilles Peterson's BBC Radio 1 show.

On Saturday 5th November 2022, Gilles (now on BBC 6 Music) played a tribute to Noel which included one of the tracks from that session 'Let Me Be' which featured Noel on lead vocals.

You can listen to an extract from the show below, and catch it on BBC Sounds here

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I’m delighted to announce a new collaboration with my good friend Milton Jackson. Out on Jimpster's amazing Freerange Records on the 21st October 2022, and available to stream now

Artist: 
Milton Jackson & Ski Oakenfull
Release Date: 
21 October, 2022
Record Label: 
Freerange Records

Incognito return with a stellar version of a Seventies classic. Available to download from 15th April 2022 at Traxsource.com, including a Ski Oakenfull house remix, and on general release on April 29th 2022, when it will be the opening cut on the Dome 30 Years Vol 1 album.

Artist: 
Incognito
Featuring: 
Bluey
Release Date: 
15 April, 2022
Record Label: 
Dome Records
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In this video tutorial series by Computer Music Magazine, Ableton Certified Trainer Ski Oakenfull shows you how to make a track from scratch with Live Lite. Once you’ve watched part one about downloading and installing the software, check out these five videos to learn how to use it to compose, arrange, and finalize a song.

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