Ski Oakenfull

I've just come back from a short trip to Japan, and while I was there I was lucky enough to hook up with my good friend Tomo san to record another radio show!
This time we look at the early work of YMO drummer Yukihiro Takahashi. I hope you enjoy the selection.

The show was recorded on Saturday 8th April 2017

I first met Jeremy back in in the early 90's through our work with the band Raw Stylus, and if there was one common musical influence that captured the excitement of those formative years it would be Steely Dan. Join us as we play through some key Steely Dan tracks and explore some lesser known gems too.

Here's the full tracklist:

Album Date: 
March, 2017

Japanese Playback at Spiritland with Hotei

Japanese Playback at Spiritland with Hotei

Ski will be accompanying the legendary Japanese artist Hotei, who will be a special guest at a unique event, Japanese Playback with Nick Luscombe at the Spiritland cafe and bar in Kings Cross, London, on Sunday 5th March, from 6pm to 10pm.

Date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017

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

Pages