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 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.

Ayota Interview for Nick Luscombe's Flomotion

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

You can find out more about Ayota here: https://www.skioakenfull.com/ayota

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..

homecookin

Out soon on Stevie Sole's label...
http://www.solemusic.co.uk/

You can now buy this on Traxsource
http://www.traxsource.com/index.php?act=show&fc=tpage&cr=titles&cv=96173

And also preview all the tracks on soundcloud:
http://soundcloud.com/tronicsole/sets/homecookin-all-about-the-mind

Click play to listen: 
Sōnen on iTunes

Sonen - EP - Ayota
Ayota - Sōnen EP was released on Friday 29th April on Primaudial Records. An EP comprising 5 tracks of Japanese influenced Electronic Ambience..

Here are some other links to purchase & preview:
Primaudial Records:
http://www.primaudialrecords.com/releases/prim_010_ayota_sonen_ep

Soundcloud:
http://soundcloud.com/skioakenfull/sets/ayota-sonen-ep/

Buy at Traxsource:
http://www.traxsource.com/index.php?act=show&fc=tpage&cr=titles&cv=89523

Nu Jazz Essentials

A track from my Rising Son LP, 'Let Me Be' has been included by Nick Luscombe in an iTunes Nu Jazz Essentials Compilation.
It's a great selection and costs £19.75 to buy all the songs.

Click the link below to go check it out!
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/playlist/the-basics/id428555270?wm=1

Click play to listen: 
Musicity Flyer

On Tuesday 19th April 2011 at The Architecture Foundation on Tooley St in London, Ski Oakenfull and Palm Skin Productions will be performing a live set featuring reconstructed versions of all seven Musicity tracks with special visuals created especially for the night, alongside a DJ set from Nick Luscombe.

You can find more info on this special event here:
http://www.architecturefoundation.org.uk/programme/2011/musicity

Please check out a short excerpt below from the track I contributed to the project..

Click play to listen: 

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