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. 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 on the 2nd May 2017 with my good friend Tomo, and completes my current YMO radio series, focusing on one of my heroes, Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Look out for Tomo's forthcoming YMO article in 'The Wire' magazine - more details to follow!

Artwork by Tomo

The show is divided into five different sections:

EARLY YMO
1. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives (1978)
2. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Tong Poo (1979)
3. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Technopolis (1979)
4. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Nice Age (1980)
5. Ryuichi Sakamoto - War Head (1980)

LIFE Exhibition

LIFE Exhibition

I've been commissioned by Nick Luscombe (Radio 3 Late Junction) to write a 20 minute piece for a photographic exhibition at Christie's, London taking place between the 11th - 14th September 2017.

The event is for the charity Maggie's.

Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Ableton Loop 2017

Ableton Loop 2017

I'll be doing two presentations at Ableton's Loop event in Berlin in November.

The first one on Friday 10th November will be a deconstruction of Unfinished Sympathy by Massive Attack:
Details here: https://loop.ableton.com/2017/program/activity/live-track-deconstruction...

Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017

IMS College Malta 2017 Masterclass

IMS College Malta 2017 Masterclass

I'm looking forward to visiting IMS Malta again this year where I'll be deconstructing Jamiroquai's recent hit 'Automaton'.

What's more, I've got five passes to give away, so get in touch if you're interested. You'll have to make your own way to Malta though!

Date: 
Friday, July 7, 2017

Sonar 2017 Point Blank Deconstruction Masterclass

Sonar 2017 Point Blank Deconstruction Masterclass

I'm looking forward to hitting Barcelona for Sonar 2017 on Thursday 15th June! Check out the blurb below..

Point Blank presents 'Deconstruction Masterclass' at Sónar+D, a session in which a hit will be dissected in order to analyse its elements: sounds, effects, structure and techniques used while producing. The song selected for this workshop will be 'Mutual Slump' by DJ Shadow.

Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

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