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.

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

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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..

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RELEASE DATE: 29th April 2011
Ayota -
Sonen EP
PRIM-010EP
Japan is a very special place for me, where I have had some incredible experiences and been truly inspired by the people and culture. I have some very dear friends and close family from various parts of the country, so when I saw the shocking images of the Earthquake and Tsunami over a week ago, I was horrified. It was hard to imagine such a beautiful place being destroyed in such a short space of time. So in light of this event, Primaudial Records are releasing an EP from my Ambient Electronic project Ayota, featuring two brand new tracks. All proceeds of this release will go directly to the Japan Red Cross Tsunami Appeal.

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