ski 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, and Duke Dumont. 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 their 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 is an Ableton Certified Trainer. Please have a look around this site, and feel free to leave a message.

I'm delighted to be giving a talk and playing a live set at the Venture Café in Tokyo with Nick Luscombe on Thursday 6th April 2023.
I'll be previewing tracks from my new Ayota album 'Sound Travelling' which is due for release in April.
Entry is free, but you need to register here first, and you will receive two free drinks!

Thursday, April 6, 2023


Milton and Ski's first musical encounter occurred in 2006 when Ski remixed Milton's track '1998' for 'Tronicsole'. Milton reciprocated a year later, remixing Ski's track ‘Illuminations' on his own Primaudial Records. The two subsequently stayed in contact, with Ski occasionally providing keyboards for Milton, and Milton telling Ski the secrets of sidechain compression. However, it wasn't until 2022 that their musical relationship became truly collaborative, with a track written and produced together entitled 'Need Your Love' released as part of the 'Closer' EP on Freerange.

Milton Jackson & Ski Oakenfull
Release Date: 
17 February, 2023
Record Label: 
Lazy Days Recordings

I’m very excited to be part of the legendary Galliano’s return this year, and what better gig to play than Gilles Peterson's We Out Here Festival in August. Get your tickets now!!!

More announcements to come soon 🎹💥

Thursday, August 10, 2023

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’

Release Date: 
11 November, 2022
Record Label: 
Listen to a preview: 

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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