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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 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 eight million views, and has recently become an Ableton Certified Trainer. Please have a look around this site, and feel free to leave a message.

This show was recorded via Zoom on the 2nd January 2022 with my good friend Tomokazu Hayashi from Tokyo, Japan.
It focuses on the music of the experimental Japanese musician and artist Keigo Oyamada aka Cornelius. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_(musician)
Artwork by Tim Oakenfull
https://www.instagram.com/timoakenfull

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Alongside the 6-part series of tutorial videos about Ableton Live 11 Lite I made for the Feb '22 issue of Computer Music Magazine, I also did an interview. The one that was published was quite radically cut down, so here's the interview in full:

Can you give me a biog about yourself, how and why you got into music production?

I recently made a 6-part series of tutorial videos about Ableton Live 11 Lite, to go with a feature in Computer Music’s February 2022 issue.
The video playlist is here: https://bit.ly/3Eyc8zr

You can purchase CM from the following places:

BUY IN PRINT
In stores and online here…
https://www.magazinesdirect.com/az-single-issues/6936924/computer-music-...?

OR DIGITAL
Zinio Digital issues
https://www.zinio.com/gb/computer-music-m3730

IOS Digital issues
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/computer-music-magazine/id451402723

I'm very honoured and grateful to be featured in the latest December edition of the Incognito newsletter. Thanks so much to Bluey for asking the questions 🙏
Read it here: https://www.incognito.london/so/6fNroWqCT#/main

This was broadcast on Saturday 27th Nov at 10.30 am. I was very honoured to contribute an audio deconstruction to this episode of BBC Radio 4's Soul Music series which focuses on Massive Attack's epic Unfinished Sympathy
Check it below:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00120hq
The uncut version is also on Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/skioakenfull/radio-4-soul-music-ski-oakenfull-unf...
You can also watch back my live deconstruction at Ableton's Loop festival here:
https://youtu.be/e4Nyo2jc7_g

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This track was commissioned by Chris Read at WhoSampled.com as part of a collaboration project with KPM records where I was able to use samples from any on the KPM library albums. The compilation album is called 'Digging in the KPM Vaults'. This list of track I sampled from are as follows (Track / LP)

"Birth Rise (b)" - Breath Of Life
"Synthesizer Bass (a)" - Bass Patterns
"Communication Centre" - The Age Of Discovery
"Hot Cargo" - Vivid underscores
"Low Profile" - Visual Impact
"Four O'Clock Earthquake" - Jazzrock
"Asafo Dance" - Native Africa 1
"Hot Cake" - Time Signals
"Voodoo!" - Breath Of Danger

Here's a description from the APM Music website:
Fired-up trip hop cue with driving bass, sampled choir, cold metallic percussion, slick drums, effected piano, glitchy synths and sweeping strings (samples: 'A New Shade of Blue' by Johnny Pearson, KPMLP1008-8)

Artist: 
Ski Oakenfull
Compilation Name: 
Digging the KPM Vaults
Release Date: 
1 December, 2020
Record Label: 
KPM
Listen to a preview: 

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