Ski Oakenfull

Maschine Update 1.8 (pt.1) Article in DJ Mag Weekly 122

The Maschine 1.8 (pt1) Conga Loop Timestretch Tutorial video I made for Point Blank Online College was published recently in the DJ Mag Free online edition. You can check it out here: http://www.djmag.com/djweekly/ Its DJ Weekly 122.
I'm also attaching the offline version for you to download. You'll find the attachment underneath the picture..

Maschine Update 1.8 (pt.1) Article in DJ Mag Weekly 122
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Ski at the Amsterdam Dance Event 18th-20th October

Ski will be hosting 4 EMC based seminars at this year's Amsterdam Dance Event. They will take place at Cafe COX as part of the Akai Professional and Numark Playground. The dates are 18/19/20th October (Thursday to Saturday).
Hope to see you there!
UPDATE
Here's my schedule and topics for the seminars..
Thursday 18th
2-3pm : SBTRKT - Wildfire
Friday 19th
2-3pm : Mr Fingers - Can U Feel It
Saturday 20th
1:15-1:45pm : Mr Fingers - Can U Feel It (Revisit)
6-7pm : Justice vs Simian - We Are Your Friends

Ski at the Amsterdam Dance Event 18th-20th October

Daft Punk's 'Around The World' Bass Line Article in DJ Mag Weekly 120

The Ableton Daft Punk's 'Around The World' Bass Line Tutorial video I made for Point Blank Online College was published recently in the DJ Mag Free online edition. You can check it out here: http://www.djmag.com/djweekly/ Its DJ Weekly 120.
I'm also attaching the offline version for you to download. You'll find the attachment underneath the picture..

Daft Punk's 'Around The World' Bass Line Article in DJ Mag Weekly 120
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Japanese Found Sound Article in DJ Mag Weekly 114

The Ableton Japanese Found Sound Article Tutorial video I made for Point Blank Online College was published recently in the DJ Mag Free online edition. You can check it out here: http://www.djmag.com/djweekly/ Its DJ Weekly 114.
I'm also attaching the offline version for you to download. You'll find the attachment underneath the picture..

Japanese Found Sound Article in DJ Mag Weekly 114

Seminar at BPM Birmingham Saturday 6th October

Ski will be delivering an EMC based seminar for Point Blank at the BPM DJ and Electronic music event in Birmingham on Saturday 6th October. He'll also be at the Point Blank stall all day jamming with DJ Ben Bristow.. Hope to see you there!

BPM is the world's largest event dedicated to DJing and electronic music production. Visitors include DJs, producers, performers, promoters, venue owners/managers, equipment retailers/installers, record label representatives, students and many others who simply have an interest in DJing or electronic music.

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BPM Flyer

All The Way (Bluey & Ski's Incognito Remix)

Format(s): 
Remix
Artist Name: 
Julee Karan
All The Way (Bluey & Ski's Incognito Remix)
Sample Audio : All The Way (Bluey & Ski's Incognito Remix)
Tracklisting: 
01 Rendez-Vous
Tracklisting: 
02 All The Way
Tracklisting: 
03 All The Way (Bluey & Ski's Incognito Remix)
Release Date: 
25 July, 2012
Record Label(s): 
NAYUTAWAVE RECORDS
Role(s): 
Performer (Other Artist's Music)
Role(s): 
Remixer (Ski)

Primary School Year 3 Sound Composition Workshop

This is a project I was asked to do at my son's school in Hackney. I asked the children in his class (7-8 year olds) to bring in a sound made either with an object or their body. I recorded each sound individually in groups of 5 or 6 children, and then composed a short piece of music using these sounds. I used examples such as John Cage and The KLF to explain how music can be thought of in lots of different ways, and also to how we should appreciate the sounds around us. While we were recording in a separate room, the rest of the class listened to Holst's 'The Planets' and drew amazing coloured pictures in response to the music. They also drew a picture to represent each of their individual sounds. Please check out the Facebook page to find out more: http://www.facebook.com/GrasmereSounds

Also check out this great John Cage resource at Artsy.net

You can have a listen to the five short pieces of music here:

Ski's Deep Jazz Mix #1

Date: 
14 June, 2012
Here are a few favourite deep jazz tracks that I've managed to search out over the years.. Check out the amazing Jewish Prayer Ceremony lead by Herbie Hancock, alongside Bobby Hutcherson's beautiful piece performed on a balcony overlooking the Californian hills..

Voice Within (Ski Oakenfull Remix)

Format(s): 
Remix
Artist Name: 
Akio Dobashi
Voice Within (Ski Oakenfull Remix)
Sample Audio : Voice Within (Ski Oakenfull Remix) (Track 1)

Need Flash Here

Tracklisting: 
01 Voice Within (Ski Oakenfull Remix)
Tracklisting: 
02 Voice Within (DJ Mochizuki Remix)
Tracklisting: 
03 Movin' Star (Long Version)
Release Date: 
9 May, 2012
Record Label(s): 
Starfish Recordings
Role(s): 
Remixer (Ski)
Video: 
See video

Demo track for the launch party of 'Madplayer' @ Ministry of Sound May 2002

Of all the bizarre things I've done in the last 20 years of my musical career, this was one of strangest.. I was asked to 'demonstrate' a brand new gadget called the 'Madplayer' that was half mp3 player, half garage band..in a box. It allowed you to combine beats, bass lines, chords, melodies etc on the fly. Some of the sounds were actually quite good, but the product quickly died a death with the emerging popularity of iPods.
Earl Zinger was initially asked to do the demo, but he politely turned it down and asked me to take on the task, which I reluctantly agreed to. It involved writing a piece of music entirely on the device, and then 'performing' it in front of about 100 people at a special launch party at the Ministry of Sound in May 2002. Even though the 'Madplayer' had a built in sequencer, I cheated a bit by recording loops from it into Logic, and then arranging a track which I ended up playing from a CD. I also added a few of my own sounds, most notably a Roland SH-101 bass line.
Anyway, I'd completely forgotten about the track, and stumbled across the CD this evening, so I thought I'd upload it to Soundcloud. It features Rose Smith on vocals, who sung on my 'Life Changes' LP.
You can read more about the doomed gadget here:
http://www.firebox.com/product/400/MadPlayer
and here:
http://www.pchardware.co.uk/madplayer.php