Ski Oakenfull

Following the release of the 2005 LP 'Rising Son', 'Short Circuits' is Ski Oakenfull's third solo album. Inspired by the soulful sound of 90's Chicago House, and the more Techno flavours from Detroit, 'Short Circuits' is a collection of 14 instrumental electronic tracks, written and produced over a 10-year period. Ski offers one cover version, a dubbed-out version of the MAZE dance floor classic, 'Twilight'.
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Fired-up trip hop cue with driving bass, sampled choir, cold metallic percussion, slick drums, effected piano, glitchy synths and sweeping strings (samples: 'A New Shade of Blue' by Johnny Pearson, KPMLP1008-8)

Artist: 
Ski Oakenfull
Compilation Name: 
Digging the KPM Vaults
Release Date: 
1 December, 2020
Record Label: 
KPM
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Artist: 
Ski Oakenfull
Release Date: 
25 June, 2021
Record Label: 
Primaudial Records
Audio Description: 

TRACKLIST
Kenny Burrell - Up The Street, Round The Corner, Down The Block [Fantasy]
Raulzinho - Estamos Ali [Phillips]
Eumir Deodato - Tremendão [Ubatuqui]
Tuma Da Gafiera - Samba De Morro [Musidisc]
Luiz Enrique - Samba Skindim [Companhia Brasileira De Discos]

Back in April 2020 at the start of the UK lockdown, Bluey called me and asked me if I'd like to play keyboards on some instrumentals that he'd been working on. At the time I had no idea what particular project these were for, but I knew they sounded great, so I jumped at the chance. Over the course of a month, I started experimenting with synths and ended up playing and writing on four tracks, three of which found their way onto what later became 'Aspects' by Str4ta.
The tracks I played on were 'Steppers Crusade', 'After the Rain', and 'Kinshasa FC'
In case you missed it, I recently did a live stream on Twitch where I opened up a couple of the Ableton Live projects and talked through the keyboard parts. You can watch it back here.

Artist: 
Str4ta
Release Date: 
26 March, 2021
Record Label: 
Brownswood
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Audio Description: 
Steppers Crusade (Preview edit)

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