Ski Oakenfull

Ski Oakenfull

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Artist: 
Ski Oakenfull
Release Date: 
4 September, 2020
Record Company: 
Primaudial Records
Format: 
Track(s) on LP
Role: 
Performer
Role: 
Producer
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Tracklisting: 
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Ski Selection Vinyls Radio Nova 11 September 2000

Date: 
22 February, 2020

Radio Show #11 - 2019 Vinyl Selection

Date: 
30 December, 2019

This show was recorded on 29th December 2019

Here's the playlist:

1. Bob Perna - Ole [1975]
2. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Andata (Electric Youth Remix) [2018]
3. Ryan Teague - Recursive Iteration II [2019]
4. Beabadoobee - She Plays Bass [2019]
5. John Coltrane - Countdown [ 1960]
6. David Sylvian - Where the railroad meets the sea [1986]
7. BBC radiophonic workshop - Electronics (Marshland / Grinder / Loom) [1975]
8. Haruomi Hosono - Haruomi Hosono [1989]
9. Kimiko Kasai with Herbie Hancock - Butterfly
10. Japan - European Son [1982]
11. Sherrick - Just Call [1987]
12. Chaka Khan - Fate [1981]
13. Todd Terje - Inspector Norse [2012]
14. The Balistic Brothers vs The Eccentric Afros - Blacker [1994]
15. The K-Creative - To Be Free (Pal Joey Remix) [1992]

DD0605 Disk Dubs - Ski Oakenfull // 03-11-19

Date: 
5 November, 2019

"What a challenge to try to define my musical 'DNA' through a two hour selection of tracks! Still, it is a great honour to have been asked, and I have found it to be a very satisfying experience. I hope that the playlist works as an enjoyable listen as well as marking crucial points in the evolution of my musical appreciation. The hardest thing was knowing where to start and choosing what to miss out. I could have included artists such as Howard Jones, Depeche Mode & Tears for Fears who I loved as a teenager for example, but instead I tried to focus on tracks that had the biggest impact on me when I first discovered them and have subsequently become musical reference points for my own compositions.

Looking back at my selection, it seems that the one common thread is Jazz, whether that's Johnny Marr's guitar chords, Larry Heard's synth pads or Ryuichi Sakamoto's piano riffs. Jazz can define an attitude as well as a sound, so maybe this explains my choices. I'd just like to say a massive thanks to all the friends, DJs, podcasters, musicians, producers, colleagues and students who have expanded my musical vocabularly over the years. I am eternally grateful, and I can't wait to hear what's round the corner!"
Tracklist:

1. Dauwd – What's There
This immaculately produced future-garage track from Dauwd blew me away when I first heard it on Giles Peterson's radio show in 2012. Dauwd sets the bar extremely high with his precision programming.

2. Lone – Pulsar
I've been a massive fan of Lone since I watched his first Boiler Room set. He manages to create a perfect blend of soulful 90's house with delicate ambient textures. In this track from his 'Ambivert Tools Volume Four EP' I can really hear the influence of 'Papua New Guinea' by Future Sound of London, especially when the breakbeat comes in.

3. Larry Heard - What About This Love?

Bring it on (Ski Oakenfull Remix)

Artist: 
Roberta Gentile
Release Date: 
1 March, 2019
Record Company: 
Splash Blue
Format: 
Remix
Format: 
Track(s) on LP
Role: 
Remixer (Ski)
Bring it on (Ski Oakenfull Remix)
Tracklisting: 
Bring it on (Ski Oakenfull Remix)

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Bring it on (Ski Oakenfull Remix)

Ryuichi Sakamoto with Gilles Peterson // 17-01-19

Date: 
17 January, 2019

I was very honoured to be asked to select three Sakamoto tracks for this show and also talk a little bit about them. It was broadcast in 17th January 2019 to celebrate Ryuichi's 67th birthday.
https://worldwidefm.net/show/ryuichi-sakamoto-with-gilles-peterson/

Tracklist:
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Energy Flow [Sony/ Milan]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Andata [Commmons/ Milan]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Riot In Lagos [Island]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Solari [Commmons/ Milan]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Zure Ryuichi Sakamoto – Zure
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Technopolis [Alfa]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Walker [Commmons/ Milan]
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Behind The Mask [Alfa]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Disintegration [Commmons/ Milan]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Async [Commmons/ Milan]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Async (Arca Remodel) [Milan]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Life Life (Andy Stott Remodel) [Milan]
Towa Tei Ft Ryuichi Sakamoto – Obrigado [Elektra]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – FF2 [Milan]
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Logic Moon [Raster-Norton]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Andata (Electric Youth Remodel) [Milan]
Cornelius – If You're Here (Ryuichi Sakamoto Rework) [Warner Japan]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – School In Paris [Milan]

// Ola Szmidt Selection //
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Main Theme from Wuthering Heights [Toshiba EMI Japan]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – The Middle Way ( From "Little Buddha" soundtrack) [Milan]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Only Love Can Conquer Hate ( From a "Babel" Soundtrack) [Warner Japan]

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Firecracker [Alfa]

// Ski Oakenfull Selection //
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Thousand Knives [Denon]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – I'll Be There [Columbia]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Seed and The Sower [London Records/Virgin]

Article in DJ Mag August 2018

I was interviewed by DJ Mag earlier this year, and was really chuffed to see the article appear in the August issue. I discussed my deconstructions for Point Blank Music school, and how they have evolved over the last six years. I'm attaching a photo of the piece below which you can download.

DJ Mag August 2018

Ski Oakenfull Radio Show #9 with Tomokazu Hayashi - Haruomi Hosono & Gen Hoshino

Date: 
21 May, 2018

This show was recorded on the 8th April 2018 with my good friend Tomo in Gifu, Japan. Hot on the heals of Tomo's fantastic YMO article in 'The Wire' magazine entitled 'A User's Guide to Yellow Magic Orchestra' (https://www.thewire.co.uk/issues/404), this radio show expands the YMO family to look at the work of Gen Hoshino.

Hoshino san is a true polymath, who is often seen as continuing Hosono's legacy.

Check out this recent book (in Japanese) written about both of them by Hoshino here: http://tinyurl.com/y73ms92s

The cover artwork is by Tomo

The show is divided into three sections:

SAKEROCK, A 2000'S EXOTICA BAND
1. Sakerock - 'Thousand knives and Yokaidochuki' (Sakerock "Honya Ra Ra" (2008))
2. Sakerock - 'Ian ryoko' (Sakerock. "Ian ryoko" (2004))
3. Sakerock - 'Otootooto-san' (Sakerock. "Yuta" (2004))
4. Sakerock - 'Kaisha-in' (Sakerock. "Honya Ra Ra" (2008))
5. Sakerock - All Stars 'Nana Byou Shu' (Sakerock All Stars. "Tropical Douchu" (2006)
6. Sakerock - 'MUDA' (Sakerock. "MUDA" (2010))
7. Sake Rock All Stars - 'Pom Pom Joki' (Sake Rock All Stars "Tropical Douchu" (2006))

HOSONO AND HIS FOLKY FOLLOWERS
8. Gen Hoshino - 'Tadaima' (from Gen Hoshino "Baka no uta" (2010))
9. Haruomi Hosono - 'Tadaima' (Haruomi Hosono "Hosonova" (2011))
10. Haruomi Hosono -'Tutti Frutti' (Haruomi Hosono "Vu Ja De" (2017))
11. Ren Takada Feat. Ryosuke Nagaoka (aka Ukigumo) - 'Night Rider' (Ren Takada. "Night Rider's Blues" (2017))
12. Humbert Humbert Feat. Ryosuke Nagaoka (aka Ukigumo) - 'Ganbare Niichan' (Humbert Humbert "Kazoku Koushin Kyoku" (2017))

HOSHINO & HOSONO
13. Gen Hoshino Feat. Ryosuke Ryosuke (aka Ukigumuo) - 'Koi' (Gen Hoshino. "Koi" (2016))
14. YMO - 'Mad Pierrot' (YMO. "Yellow Magic Orchestra (Japan version)" (1978))
15. Gen Hoshino - 'Nerd Strat' (Gen Hoshino. "Yellow Dancer" (2015))
16. Tin Pan Alley - 'Yellow Magic Carnival' (Tin Pan Alley. "Caramel Mama" (1975))

Rhodes to Forever

Artist: 
Bluey and Friends
Release Date: 
25 September, 2017
Record Company: 
Splash Blue
Format: 
Track(s) on LP
Role: 
Performer
Role: 
Writer
Rhodes to Forever
Tracklisting: 
1. "The Story of the Rhodes" featuring Tom O'Grady
Tracklisting: 
2. "My Seventy Three" featuring Ski Oakenfull
Tracklisting: 
3. "Eight Keys to Eden" featuring Graham Harvey
Tracklisting: 
4. "Paraty" Featuring Matt Cooper

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My Seventy Three
Rhodes to Forever

Deer Shed Festival 2018

I'll be doing a live deconstruction in the Duckends tent at this year's Deer Shed Festival

Here's the blurb from the Loop website:

Ski Oakenfull likes making music so much he began making a career of it in 1991 with the band 'The K-Creative'. More recently his music production skills have turned him into a bit of a viral sensation, recording live deconstructions of popular tracks on Ableton such as this one of Daft Punk's Get Lucky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGZrZBq_Izw

This summer, Ski will deconstruct the Massive Attack classic Unfinished Sympathy live at Deer Shed 9, and talk Deer Shedders through making music production that little bit more accessible!

Date: 
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Deer Shed Festival 2018