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 went on to release two solo albums, Life Changes & Rising Son, 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, plays live with The Bays, writes & produces with artists such as Incognito, Dave Lee, Valerie Etienne. He has an Ambient Electronic project called Ayota, and also does a bit of DJing in his spare time. Alongside his production work, Ski holds the position of Head of Education & Curriculum at Point Blank Music School where he writes courses in electronic music for their BA (Hons) degree programmes. He has also made over a hundred videos for the school's YouTube channel which have racked up over eight million views.. Please have a look around this site, and feel free to leave a message.

Ableton Loop 2017

Ableton Loop 2017

I'll be doing two presentations at Ableton's Loop event in Berlin in November.

The first one on Friday 10th November will be a deconstruction of Unfinished Sympathy by Massive Attack:
Details here: https://loop.ableton.com/2017/program/activity/live-track-deconstruction...

Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017

IMS College Malta 2017 Masterclass

IMS College Malta 2017 Masterclass

I'm looking forward to visiting IMS Malta again this year where I'll be deconstructing Jamiroquai's recent hit 'Automaton'.

What's more, I've got five passes to give away, so get in touch if you're interested. You'll have to make your own way to Malta though!

Date: 
Friday, July 7, 2017

Sonar 2017 Point Blank Deconstruction Masterclass

Sonar 2017 Point Blank Deconstruction Masterclass

I'm looking forward to hitting Barcelona for Sonar 2017 on Thursday 15th June! Check out the blurb below..

Point Blank presents 'Deconstruction Masterclass' at Sónar+D, a session in which a hit will be dissected in order to analyse its elements: sounds, effects, structure and techniques used while producing. The song selected for this workshop will be 'Mutual Slump' by DJ Shadow.

Date: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

I've just come back from a short trip to Japan, and while I was there I was lucky enough to hook up with my good friend Tomo san to record another radio show!
This time we look at the early work of YMO drummer Yukihiro Takahashi. I hope you enjoy the selection.

I first met Jeremy back in in the early 90's through our work with the band Raw Stylus, and if there was one common musical influence that captured the excitement of those formative years it would be Steely Dan.

Album Date: 
March, 2017

Point Blank Presents: Creative Sampling and Production Sessions

Point Blank Presents: Creative Sampling and Production Sessions

On Sunday 19th March Point Blank will be opening their doors for a very special 'Point Blank Presents' event at their London studios, in collaboration with Ableton and Brownswood Recordings.

Date: 
Sunday, March 19, 2017

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