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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 two solo albums, Life Changes & Rising Son, 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, plays live with The Bays, writes & produces with artists such as Incognito, Dave Lee, Valerie Etienne. He has an Ambient Electronic project called Ayota, and also does a bit of DJing in his spare time. Alongside his production work, Ski holds the position of Head of Education & Curriculum at Point Blank Music School where he writes 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.

onedotzero: Musicity Live

onedotzero: Musicity Live

Live music from Musicity collaborators Ski Oakenfull and Palmskin Productions plus a DJ set from Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3/Flomotion).
Starts 20:45

Music inspired by urban spaces is presented and discussed.

Date: 
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Family Mart

I'm spending the summer in Japan. I normally come here in spring time to avoid the heat & humidity, so its quite a new experience for me this year. Its much greener, and everything seems to be moving a bit more slowly. Its also impossible to ignore the aftermath of one of Japan's biggest ever disasters, the Tōhoku earthquake & Tsunami that caused so much devastation, physically, emotionally & financially. All summer fireworks displays have been cancelled this year, with all money going to the regions affected. Air conditioning is being switched off to conserve electricity, and people seem worried about radiation which apparently might not be safe for another three years.
So I've started a blog to document my trip. You can view it here:

http://skioakenfulljapan2011.tumblr.com/

Ayota at The Village Underground

Check out these great photos taken by Shin Inaba of the Ayota gig at The Village Underground that took place on 22nd June 2011.

You can see the photos in the Gallery section here

They are also on the Ayota Facebook Page

And please take time to have a look at Shin Inaba's website

This is an interview I did recently with Nick Luscombe for his Flomotion radio site, talking about my Ayota project. (http://www.flomotionradio.com/)

Spitalfields flyer

A night of live electronic music and visuals hosted by DJ and broadcaster Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3 Late Junction/Flomotion/Resonance fm). Featuring performances from intergalactic synthesiser duo The Simonsound, the dubstep/Detroit House/ambient stylings of Subeena as well as Ski Oakenfull's project Ayota, (also featuring Simon Palmskin) with a special live audio visual performance that incorporates elements of time and sound shifting formed during Ski's extensive travels to Japan. Nick will be interviewing the musicians as well as providing DJs sets throughout the evening.

Check the Facebook Event page for more detailed info:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=191578040888764

Getting ready for the Ayota gig at Village Underground on 22nd June as part of the Spitalfields Festival.

Its great to throw all the parts into Ableton and play it live..

I'm looking forward to performing this track with Jeremy Shaw on Guitar & Palm Skin Productions on Synths. There's gonna be a Fender Rhodes there too!

Hope you can make it..
https://www.skioakenfull.com/gigs/ayota/22june2011

This is the first volume of a strictly vinyl selection from my ambient & electronic record collection..
Look out for some great Tom Souster, Ryo Kawasaki & Max Eastley to name but a few..

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