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, Joey Negro, 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 & Development 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 six million views.. Please have a look around this site, and feel free to leave a message.

Ayota Interview for Nick Luscombe's Flomotion

20 June, 2011

This is an interview I did recently with Nick Luscombe for his Flomotion radio site, talking about my Ayota project.
You can find out more about Ayota here:

Ayota Interview for Nick Luscombe's Flomotion | June 2011 by Ski Oakenfull on Mixcloud

Ayota playing next Wednesday at Village Underground as part of the Spitalfields Music Festival

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:

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Free Download! Ayota - Hashya Melodies (Ableton Live Preparation Mix)

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..

Ayota - Hashya Melodies (Ableton Live Preparation Mix) by Ski Oakenfull

Ski's Spectral Circuits Vol. 1 Cloudcast

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..

Out on Promo : 'All About The Mind' (Ski Oakenfull Remixes)

Out soon on Stevie Sole's label... You can now buy this on Traxsource And also preview all the tracks on soundcloud:
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Ayota - Sōnen EP Out Now!

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: Soundcloud: Buy at Traxsource: Buy at Juno Download:
Sonen on iTunes

'Let Me Be' feat Amp Fiddler included in iTunes Nu Jazz Essentials Compilation

A track from my Rising Son LP, 'Let Me Be' has been included by Nick Luscombe in an iTunes Nu Jazz Essentials Compilation. Its a great selection and costs £19.75 to buy all the songs. Click the link below to go check it out!
Nu Jazz Essentials
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Musicity Live at The Architecture Foundation

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: Please check out a short excerpt below from the track I contributed to the project..
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Worldwide Maida Vale Session Footage

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A session commissioned by Gilles Peterson for his Radio 1 Worldwide show, recorded at the world famous 'Maida Vale' studios on Saturday 21st Jan 2006. Ski gathered together an amazing band featuring ....
Shawn Lee - Drums
Jeremy Shaw - Guitar & Keys
Robin Mullarkey - Bass
Spry - Percussion
Noel McKoy, Earl Zinger, Valerie Etienne - Vocals
Following a great show at Cargo, London a few months before, Ski selected 2 tracks from his 'Rising Son' album as well as the Bobby Cole classic 'A Perfect Day' and also the now legendary 'New Orleans Under Attack'.

Ayota Release EP in Aid of Japanese Red Cross Tsunami Appeal

RELEASE DATE: 29th April 2011 Ayota - Sōnen 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. Ayota - Sōnen EP by Ski Oakenfull