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 ten 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 announce that my second album, ‘Rising Son’ is available today on digital platforms. Originally released in 2005 on Bluey’s ‘Rice Records’ imprint, the record marked an important moment in my career and is a project I hold very dear to my heart. My first album ‘Life Changes’ had come out five years earlier, and in the years after, I was very busy with production and remix work, as well as writing and playing keyboards with 2 Banks of 4. Since the mid-nineties I’d built up an amazing working relationship with Bluey from Incognito, which meant that I regularly found myself at his studio, The Blue Room, writing and producing on various projects. Bluey’s son, Daniel (aka Dokta Venom) was often there too, and in 2001 I was lucky enough to work on the ‘Para:Diso’ project (a Bluey/Venom production). Dan and I shared a lot of musical influences such as David Sylvian, Johnny Marr, and Theo Parrish, so when Bluey asked if I wanted to make an album with Daniel for his label, I jumped at the chance. 

I'm very happy to be invited to perform at Rei Usui's 'Ominversal Love' EP Launch Show. I'll be performing tracks from my recent Ayota album, Sound Travelling

13:30 - Doors open
14:00 - Lady Margo performance
14:35 - Ski Oakenfull / Ayota performance
15:25 - Omniversal Love performance
16:00 - DJ & social
17:00 - End

Facebook event:

Sunday, June 25, 2023

This show was recorded on Sunday the 9th of April 2023 with my good friend Tomokazu Hayashi in Tokyo on my recent trip to Japan.
The show is dedicated to the legendary Japanese musician, composer, and producer Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本龍一) who passed away a week before the show was made, and is inspired by Haruomi Hosono's 'Medicine Compilation From The Quiet Lodge' album from 1993.
We hope that this show can provide some healing, and allow us to reflect on the incredible life and influence of Sakamoto san.
The photo was taken on the famous steps in Tokyo which inspired the anime 'Kimi no Na wa' (YourName, 君の名は)

Here's the tracklist: