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.

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..

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

Buy at Juno Download:
http://www.junodownload.com/products/sonen-ep/1727702-02/

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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.
You can purchase the EP NOW from Ski's Record Shop, or wait until 29 April 2011 to buy from iTunes, Traxsource, Beatport etc.
If you would like to review or play these tracks in advance of the release date, please contact the label giving full details.

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Nick Luscombe

On 15th Feb 2011 Nick Luscombe began another fortnight in the Late Junction chair and featured the track 'Hitotsu' from my Ayota 'Helicopter Cuts' Album.

You can check out the whole show here on iPlayer:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yhs52

For more info on 'Helicopter Cuts' please go here:
https://www.skioakenfull.com/discography/ayota/helicopter_cuts

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