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.

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:


Primaudial Records are excited to announce the release of ‘Sound Travelling’ which is Ayota’s fourth album, and follows the 2015 release of ‘Floating Worlds’. Ski Oakenfull wrote and recorded the album over five years, and it features many field recordings from Japan, as well as collaborations with vocalists Chihiro Butterfly and Rei Usui

Listen and download on all digital platforms
Or purchase directly on Bandcamp

I'll be giving a live Ayota performance with Chihiro Butterfly in Sendai on Friday 8th April 2023 4月8日 (金曜)

Cafe de Lucille (カフェドルシール) in Sendai
〒980-0803 宮城県仙台市青葉区国分町3丁目4−20 清和ビル B1F
14:15 -14:45 | Rino
14:55 -15:25 | moco
15:35 -16:05 | AYOTA
入場料500円 ドリンク付き
500 Yen + You get a free drink!

Saturday, April 8, 2023

I'm delighted to be giving a talk and playing a live set at the Venture Café in Tokyo with Nick Luscombe on Thursday 6th April 2023.
I'll be previewing tracks from my new Ayota album 'Sound Travelling' which is due for release in April.
Entry is free, but you need to register here first, and you will receive two free drinks!

Thursday, April 6, 2023