Ableton Push 2: First Look

Ableton Push 2: First Look

I was really lucky to get my hands in Ableton Push 2 a week before release so I could make this video.

The new waveform manipulation is amazing! It takes me back to the days of using an AKAI S3000 sampler.

How to Sing: Lorde - Royals with Valerie Etienne

How to Sing: Lorde - Royals with Valerie Etienne

Check out this vocal tutorial I made with my long time compadre Valerie Etienne

Roots Manuva - Witness (1 Hope) Deconstruction in Ableton Live

Roots Manuva - Witness (1 Hope) Deconstruction in Ableton Live

Here's another deconstruction. I love this track by Roots Manuva, originally released in 2001 on Big Dada Records.

In the video I program the beat, and design the bass and arpeggio sample. There's also a little jam at the end with some vocals provided by fire_sign.

Also check out the great Ninja Jamm app from Ninja Tunes.

New Ayota album released 7th September 2015

Ski's new 14 track Ayota album was released on 7th September 2015 on Primaudial Records. Many of the tracks feature on a short film entitled 'Verona' which you can find out more about here: www.soliloquypictures.com

Buy/Listen now:
Ski's Record Shop
iTunes UK
Amazon UK
Beatport
Traxsource
Junodownload
Google Play
Spotify

Meanwhile here are some previews!

Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne - Real Love Deconstruction in Ableton Live

Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne - Real Love Deconstruction in Ableton Live

Here's another deconstruction. I chose this one as I was given it as a reference track for a writing session I did recently. I love Jess's vocals and think it's a great pop track.

In the video I look at some basic music theory, recreate the main elements, focus on production techniques and a little bit of sound design too! Hope you like it.

Hold On

Hold On

Hold On - Bluey
From the album "Life Between The Notes"
2015 Dome Records Ltd

Written by Jean-Paul Maunick & Ski Oakenfull
Directed, Filmed and Edited by Manex Efrem
Assistant Director: Bluey
Dancer: Xena Gusthart @ HeadNod Talent Agency
Choreographer: Kendra Horsburgh @ HeadNod Talent Agency
Asst Choreographer: Kloé Dean @ HeadNod Talent Agency
Assistant Editors: Bluey & Kendra
Make Up Artist: Tiffany Humphreys
Studio Electrician: Max Gregory at The Camden Studio.
Bali Garuda Carvings by the one and only I Made Ada
Project co-ordinator: Takami
A Man-Blue Production

Rising Son [Double Vinyl Promo]

£12.00
Rising Son [Double Vinyl Promo]
Artist: 
Ski Oakenfull
Company: 
BBE
Catalogue Nº: 
BBELP060
Released: 
18 July, 2005
£12.00

Rare Promo Double Vinyl pack - Original pressing!

For Ski's second album 'Rising Son' in 2005, he teamed up with Bluey and DJ Venom to produce an intoxicating blend of classic Old skool house to Nu skool soul and uplifting funktronica. It features Amp Fiddler on 2 cuts, Chi Turner on 3 cuts, Tony Momrelle and Earl Zinger and Valerie Etienne. It was initially released in Japan on Pony Canyon and later worldwide on BBE. Receiving support across the board from Gilles Peterson to Jeremy Newell to Deli-G, the album managed to keep both House and Jazz heads in the Loop!...

Disc 1
Side A
Let Me Be featuring Amp Fiddler
A State Of Grace

Side B
So Beautiful featuring Chi Turner
Hang On featuring Amp Filddler

Disc 2
Side A
Heavenly featuring Chi Turner
Let It Ride featuring Tony Momrelle

Side B
Zodiac
Space Gun featuring Earl Zinger & Valerie Etienne


Rising Son [Double Vinyl]

£12.00
Rising Son [Double Vinyl]
Artist: 
Ski Oakenfull
Company: 
BBE
Catalogue Nº: 
BBELP060
Released: 
18 July, 2005
£12.00

Double Vinyl pack - Original pressing!
For Ski's second album 'Rising Son' in 2005, he teamed up with Bluey and DJ Venom to produce an intoxicating blend of classic Old skool house to Nu skool soul and uplifting funktronica. It features Amp Fiddler on 2 cuts, Chi Turner on 3 cuts, Tony Momrelle and Earl Zinger and Valerie Etienne. It was initially released in Japan on Pony Canyon and later worldwide on BBE. Receiving support across the board from Gilles Peterson to Jeremy Newell to Deli-G, the album managed to keep both House and Jazz heads in the Loop!...


Undercover [12" Vinyl]

£6.00
Undercover [12" Vinyl]
Artist: 
Ski Oakenfull
Company: 
Columbia
Catalogue Nº: 
COL 6695177
Released: 
20 September, 2000
£6.00

Original Vinyl 12" Single now available (only 3 left in stock!)
This was the second single from Ski Oakenfull's debut album Life Changes, it features Ski on vocals. A deep soulful house groove with a hypnotic bassline, this track came out in 2000 just after the first single Fifths. It features a wonderful deep house remix from the legendary Silicon Soul boys and also a more funky 2 step mix from The Phunk Master.

Tracklisting:
A01 Original Mix
A02 Silicone Soul's U Can Run Mix
B01 The Phunk Master Mix

We're also chucking in all the tracks as free mp3 downloads!


Fifths [12" Vinyl]

£6.00
Fifths [12" Vinyl]
Artist: 
Ski Oakenfull
Company: 
Columbia
Catalogue Nº: 
COL 669317
Released: 
27 November, 2000
£6.00

Original Vinyl 12" Single now available (only 4 left in stock!)
This was the first single to be released from Ski's 'Life Changes' album, and features Jazzanova's wonderful '6 Sickht Mix'

Tracklisting:
01 Original Mix 4'42"
02 Jazzanova 6 Sickht Mix 8'00"

You can check the video for this track here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX3XPtQM5wY

We're also chucking in both tracks as free mp3 downloads!