Ski Oakenfull

I was so happy to hook up with my friend and fellow Herbie Hancock fan Tom O'Grady to indulge in over two and half hours of Herbie related music plucked from his personal vinyl collection. Tom and I first met when we played keyboards together in Kirk DeGeorgio's band 'The Beauty Room', and have stayed in close contact ever since.
Most recently we filmed a live deconstruction of 'Chameleon' for Point Blank Music School which you can check here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIR1O...

I hope you enjoy this selection as much as I did!

You can find out more about Tom's amazing band Resolution 88 here:

http://www.resolution88.com/

Enjoy over an hour of Disco indulgence with the one and only Valerie Etienne. I first met Val in 1994 when I joined the band Galliano to play keyboards, and we have maintained a close working relationship ever since. I set up my mobile studio in Val's kitchen and recorded this show on the 29th December 2016. You will notice several references to the Port she served throughout the show.
Happy New Year!

Thank you to Val for choosing so many great tracks!

Here's the full tracklist:

Hosono in the 2010's – Roots music meets Techno

I am so happy to welcome back Tomokazu Hayashi for a second show! For this one, Tomo introduces Haruomi Hosono's recent musical development.
After having expanded on experimental and electronic musics such as Techno and Ambient in the 1980s and 90s, Hosono then drastically turned his head to roots and standard popular music from which he drew his deepest influence and was his musical foundation.
Hopefully you will find some astonishing encounters between roots music and techno!

Thank you to Tomo for his extensive research, words and artwork.

Here's the full tracklist:

I. Intro

Spinning tunes with Nick Luscombe

Spinning tunes with Nick Luscombe

I'll be spinning some tunes with Nick Luscombe (BBC Radio 3 Late Junction) at the Merchant's Tavern in Shoreditch

Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2016

This show features a mix of some of my favourite YMO tracks together with solo releases from the three YMO members, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Harumoni Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi. There are also a few cover versions as well!

Here's the playlist:

DJ Gig | Maestro of Yellow Magic - Haruomi Hosono in '70s and Now

DJ Gig | Maestro of Yellow Magic - Haruomi Hosono in '70s and Now

I'll be DJing YMO (Yellow Magic Orchestra) inspired music at this event on Sunday 20th November 2016 with my friend Tomokazu Hayashi
Entry is free from 6.30PM so please try to come along!
Here's the schedue:

Lecture Part 1 (7:00PM-8:00PM)
Hosono in 1970s - The birth of Yellow Magic At the intervals
Ski Oakenfull DJ's YMO-inspired music Lecture Part 2 (8.30PM-9.30PM)
Hosono in 2010s - Roots music meet Techno

Date: 
Sunday, November 20, 2016

Welcome to my first radio show!

Inspired by two podcasts which accompany my walk to work every morning, namely The Adam Buxton Podcast and Song Exploder, I've decided to make my own radio show.

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

Rare Promo Double Vinyl pack - Original pressing!

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

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!...


Artist: 
Ski Oakenfull
Company: 
Columbia
Undercover [12" Vinyl]
Catalogue Nº: 
COL 6695177
Released: 
20 September, 2000
Price: £6.00
Undercover [12" Vinyl]
01 Undercover (Original Mix) [mp3]
02 Undercover (Silicon Soul's U Can Run Mix) [mp3]
03 Undercover (The Phunk Master Mix) [mp3]
Catalog: 

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.

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