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.

Here's a brand new video from an artist I have been working with for the last few years.
The demos that I produced led to him getting a deal with Rocket Management and then Deconstruction Records. This is the first single..

I produced and played on the initial version, and then top producer Dan Grech added his magic..

It's being released next month, with the album to follow which I have also contributed to.

Please check out Murray's Facebook page for more info..

I've just completed a remix for my friend Akio Dobashi. For those that don't know he used to be in a famous band called Rebecca. I met him whilst DJing in Tokyo with my friend Terry Washizu a few years ago, and Akio recently did a great remix of my Thousand Knives track.

The song I've remixed is from his new album entitled 'Best of All Time' and features the great vocals of Juline. The legendary Bluey from Incognito also plays guitar on it!

As soon as I get a release date for this I'll let you know! You can check Akio's website for more deatails on the release.. meanwhile here's the mix..

Here is a track from my forthcoming Ayota album Helicopter Cuts, due for release in April 2012 on Third Ear Records.

Check here for the Discogs entry for the album that was released in Japan a few years ago.
There is also some brand new Ayota material on the way later in the year for release on Primaudial Records.

DJ Mag Weekly 89

The Ableton Deep House Arpeggiated Chord Pattern Generator Tutorial video I made for Point Blank Online College has been published in this week's DJ Mag Free online edition.

You can check it out here: It's DJ Weekly 89.

I'm also attaching the offline version for you to download. You'll find the attachment underneath the picture..

Package icon DJ089.zip16.66 MB

I'm currently developing a brand new course for Point Blank Online Music College. Please take a look at the Promo Video below and also visit the brochure page for detailed info.

Meanwhile here is the blurb....

When producing a track, we've all experienced that point when you can't get any further and need some extra inspiration. Electronic Music Composition (EMC) will help you overcome this obstacle by showing you how to develop the musical aspects of your tracks in an easy to understand way without getting bogged down in scales and theory.

You'll learn how to add hooks, riffs, chords, basslines, melodies, develop your arrangements and work with vocals whilst keeping everything in key so it 'sounds right'.Also, importantly, how to finish your tracks!

We analyze and demonstrate how classic and cutting edge tunes are put together musically to clearly show you the techniques they use so you can implement them in your own tracks. You'll find EMC both engaging and inspiring, just what making music should be.