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In 2020 during lockdown in the UK, I composed some ambient music for a project commissioned by my good friend Nick Luscombe. He subsequently used the music to create a sound collage of field recordings made around Japan which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 2nd May 2021
You can listen back to the show here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000vqjq
And the audio is available below as well.

Here is a description:

Tokyo based DJ, producer and broadcaster Nick Luscombe explores the sound of spring in suburban Tokyo through field recordings and music.

This soundscape is inspired by Nick’s work with the Tokyo University Otocare project. Oto is the Japanese word meaning sound and the research project works with hospitals and other high-stress environments to bring sounds of nature and specially composed music to positively impact lives.

Click play to listen: 
DJ Mag August 2018

I was interviewed by DJ Mag earlier this year, and was really chuffed to see the article appear in the August issue. I discussed my deconstructions for Point Blank Music school, and how they have evolved over the last six years. I'm attaching a photo of the piece below which you can download.

Floating Worlds - Ayota

Ski's new 14 track Ayota album was released on 7th September 2015 on Primaudial Records. Many of the tracks feature on a short film entitled 'Verona' which you can find out more about here: www.soliloquypictures.com

Ski's new 14 track Ayota album was released on 7th September 2015 on Primaudial Records. Many of the tracks feature on a short film entitled 'Verona' which you can find out more about here: www.soliloquypictures.com

Buy/Listen now:
Ski's Record Shop
iTunes UK
Amazon UK
Beatport
Traxsource
Junodownload
Google Play
Spotify

Meanwhile here are some previews!

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!

Click play to listen: 

Here's an interview I did recently for Point Blank. There's loads of exciting stuff happening at PB in 2015.. check back for more details!

I installed Bitwig yesterday and gave it a whirl (without looking at the manual). I've got loads of ground to cover, and only scratched the surface... but really enjoyed it.
Here are a few quick first impressions:

Pros:
Simple global shuffle - something abelton dispensed with - great to have it back
Feels very solid and sounds crisp
Love the built in synth devices

Cons:
No input auto-quantize
No AU support

I understand my cons are going to be addressed in future updates. The next job is getting it hooked up to my Push!

Here's my first 5 minute jam..

1/4" jack Neutrik patchbay

After searching around unsuccessfully for a template to print labels for my 1/4" Jack Neutrik patchbay, I decided to make one myself.
It's an Excel file and is attached to this post. The patchbay model is here:
http://www.studiospares.com/patchbays/neutrik-48-way-jack-patchbay/invt/...
Enjoy!

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Over the last few months I've been working on a major update of Point Blank's Mixing Dance Music for Ableton Live course with top sound engineer Anthony Chapman. It's been expanded from a four week to an eight week course, and will guide you through fundamental mixing techniques like image and balance, dynamics, EQ, reverb, depth, mixing vocals and even mastering. It's the perfect course for remixers, studio engineers and programmers alike.

Please check out the video below, and also read more about it here.

Ski has recently remixed the second single from Bluey's solo album 'Leap of Faith' which was released on 25 October 2013 on Dôme Records
It's available on iTunes Stores here:

UK https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/sky-ski-oakenfull-remix-single/id730986480
ITALY https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/sky-ski-oakenfull-remix-single/id730986480
OTHER COUNTRIES https://itunes.apple.com/album/sky-ski-oakenfull-remix-single/id730986480

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