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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.

Released: 4th February 2022
Brettina Vs Incognito ‘Simple Pleasures’ includes Ski Oakenfull and Yakul remixes.
This is the new single from Bahamas-based jazz singer-songwriter Brettina. She has been a fan of the Incognito sound for many years and managed to hook up with Bluey to record this new version of her single ‘Simple Pleasures’ . Bluey has brought the trademark Incognito production to this track using the whole band to create a classic horn-driven sound. To complement the original is a remix by Brighton-based electronic jazz act Yakul whose singer James Berkeley has toured with Incognito and long term Incognito collaborator Ski Oakenfull who's delivered a 4 to the floor soulful house dub.

Artist: 
Brettina
Release Date: 
4 February, 2022
Listen to a preview: 

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
Artwork by Tim Oakenfull

Here's the playlist:

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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

Click play to listen: 

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