Ski Oakenfull

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:

Rhodes to Forever
Artist: 
Bluey and Friends
Release Date: 
25 September, 2017
Record Label: 
Splash Blue
Listen to a preview: 
Audio Description: 
My Seventy Three
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

Date: 
Saturday, July 21, 2018

Samplethon is a first-of-its-kind event format giving up-and-coming producers access to rare and sought after sample material from a leading music library to produce exciting new music under the guidance of world class producers. The next Samplethon event takes place on Sunday October 15th 2017 at London's Point Blank Studios with support from Ableton. 20 producers will be given exclusive access to pre-cleared original sample material from the world renowned KPM catalogue, an EMI Production Music label.

Date: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Loveless
Artist: 
Moya Morris
Release Date: 
16 June, 2017
Record Label: 
Splash Blue
Audio Description: 
Loveless (coming soon)

This show was recorded on the 2nd May 2017 with my good friend Tomo, and completes my current YMO radio series, focusing on one of my heroes, Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Look out for Tomo's forthcoming YMO article in 'The Wire' magazine - more details to follow!

Artwork by Tomo

The show is divided into five different sections:

EARLY YMO
1. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Thousand Knives (1978)
2. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Tong Poo (1979)
3. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Technopolis (1979)
4. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Nice Age (1980)
5. Ryuichi Sakamoto - War Head (1980)

LIFE Exhibition

I've been commissioned by Nick Luscombe (Radio 3 Late Junction) to write a 20 minute piece for a photographic exhibition at Christie's, London taking place between the 11th - 14th September 2017.

The event is for the charity Maggie's.

Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Ableton Loop 2017

I'll be doing two presentations at Ableton's Loop event in Berlin in November.

The first one on Friday 10th November will be a deconstruction of Unfinished Sympathy by Massive Attack:
Details here: https://loop.ableton.com/2017/program/activity/live-track-deconstruction...

Date: 
Friday, November 10, 2017

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:

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