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Jigsaw 24 presents Mix with the Pros

London Grammar producer & film music composer share stage– Jigsaw 24’s Mix with the Pros event returns on 15 June 2016 and this time the guest speakers are music producer/mixer Tim Bran and film music composer Walter Mair.

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Nine Podcasts You Should Definitely Check Out

Podcasts are back. We’ve been scouting around looking for the best in class examples. The below aren’t simply a list of the most charted, most listened or newest, rather, they’re instances of the podcast form at its very best. So take a read, then take a listen.

Think you’ve got it in you to produce or present the next blockbuster podcast? Our Radio Broadcasting Diploma offers the ideal foundation. Students will not only learn core skills across production and presenting from expert instructors but also delve into future trends and developments within the industry, placing them at the cutting edge. Head to the course page to enrol or contact one of our course advisors to find out more.

Rinse FM

We’ve mentioned them before and gosh darn it we’ll mention them again. Rinse FM do very little wrong. Their podcasts are direct recordings from their radio shows. This means they’ve got that live element to them – the mic dips, the chatter, the general momentum of both music and an obviously amped presenter – all of which give the shows a relentlessly upbeat vibe.

Gilles Peterson

In our previous article on making your own podcast we discussed the importance of having a theme. Gilles Peterson is a master of sorts at this. His shows are amazingly eclectic. Some with plenty of chatter, some without. Some live, some not, and a spectrum-crossing diversity of music to go with it. Yet his podcasts are formidably popular, simply because they work. There’s a kind of magical tempo, some sort of story narrative that just holds each show together. Take a listen, and draw some inspiration. Programming at its best.


Recorded – you guessed it – live, Drumcode’s podcast is a study in the industry’s leading techno. Small wonder then that the show itself is incredibly well organised – plenty of idents, guest mixes and chatter at the intro from the host Adam Beyer. All of which makes for delivery as consistent as Beyer’s own sets.


As with Drumcode, Defected have a straight up formula show to show which keeps listeners locked. We’ve mentioned them here as their music selection and general show persona appears geared more to the Friday and Saturday pre-drinks crowd than the all-in approach of Drumcode. Take note. Podcasts may be available at any time, but it’s worth considering when you think most of your crowd will listen to the mixes you put online.

Radio 1 MiniMix

It’s by no means the newest mix series out there, but props to Radio 1’s Mini Mix for creating a show built on an entirely niche format and getting such a wide range of artists involved. The Mini Mix show raises questions and conversations about the blur between production, DJing, mixes for radio versus mixes for live, not to mention that the mixes on the show are consistently brilliant. Listen here.


Helper is a series of free downloads, releases and mixes featuring tough, US hip hop from emerging artists. It gets an average of half a million listeners per installment. The overall theme? Each track must mention food. Seriously…

I’ll Name This Podcast Later

The rest of the podcasts we’ve selected are all non-music. Why? These are worth taking a listen to, purely from a production and planning perspective. Joe Budden’s podcast is all about music, without playing much music. A talk show about US hip hop in a studio style set up. There’s been shows about music before but this one’s less pretentious and far more, well, listenable.


The podcast that helped bring the format back to mainstream attention, Serial actively plays on the idea of weekly episodes, ending on cliffhangers, built on the idea you have to listen to all of them, and programmed to get people forming their own opinions, detective story style. They’ve also get a very simple, very slick website that’s worth a look. Note: First series much better than the second… Listen here

The Economist

It’s one of the most read, most respected news sources in the world. It’s not pretentious, but it has zero interest in dumbing down the facts to the mainstream either. Why is it on this list? Because in an age of 24 hour news, ever more elaborate infographics and animations and news footage that’s regularly pumped and spun to look a certain way, this high-end news weekly regularly uses voicemails and untreated skypes for its shows.

Which for us kind of sums up the point of podcasts and their return. The best ones are well researched, well organised but above all, simple. Listen here.

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Student Opportunities: New Label Deep House Are Looking for Sound Engineers

We strive to give our students and alumni unique opportunities to get involved within the music industry. These come exclusively from our extensive network of industry contacts, and can range from DJ performance to internships and paid roles too. Scroll down to see what’s popping this week, and for those that want to access many more ongoing opportunities like this, you can find out all about our courses right here! Please remember – all of the opportunities detailed below are for PB students and alumni only.

New Label Deep House Are Looking for Sound Engineers


The people behind Deep House, a brand new label that is still in its early stages of development, are on the lookout for sound engineers or music producers to work with the project and join their team. The roles are paid, and any potential applicants should send an email to louise@pointblanklondon.com with a few lines explaining why they’re interested and highlighting their experience.

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Relativity Creates ‘Scoring for Film’ Course in Partnership with Point Blank

We’re excited to announce that Point Blank has teamed with Relativity Education, the first and only school of its kind created with a Major Hollywood studio, to develop the Scoring for Film module as part of their two-week Adult Intensive course in Los Angeles. This programme fosters a practical, cross-disciplinary approach and introduces students to the art form’s best practices as they complete solo and collaborative projects working alongside students across various film disciplines. Other workshops offered include various disciplines within filmmaking and performing arts, and with the course based out of the entertainment capital of the world, students really are granted insider knowledge.


Of course, many of Point Blank’s existing LA courses feature modules that specifically focus on working to brief and scoring for film, including the Music Industry Project module that forms part of our comprehensive Music Production & DJ Diploma. Therefore it makes perfect sense that Point Blank’s course developers have worked closely alongside Relativity to create this bespoke module as part of their Adult Intensive programme.

The intensive course begins on 20th June and lasts for two weeks, every Monday to Friday and first Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm. Details on the Scoring for Film module can be found here while information on the wider course can be found here.

If you want to succeed in the music industry but not certain what route you want to take yet, our Music Production & DJ Diploma offers a comprehensive overview. What’s more, now’s the perfect time to enrol as there’s currently 20% off all PBLA courses if you book before May 31st. With this discount, you’ll save $2,200 on the Music Production & DJ Diploma – simply use the 20LOSANGELES discount code upon enrolment. For more information, contact a course advisor or, if you’re in the USA, give us a call on 323 282 7660. If you’re calling internationally, use the number +44 20 7729 4884.

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Dubspot Radio Rewind: Liondub + Exclusive Interview

This episode of Dubspot Radio Rewind revisits Liondub’s bass driven all vinyl mix followed by an exclusive interview where he talks about running his label Liondub International.

 LiondubLiondub has been active in the New York music scene for decades expressing his talents through live performances, original productions, and creative graffiti works. As a label boss, he has dropped notable releases such as the forward-thinking track “Subsoca” by Marcus Visionary to some of the final works of the late Sugar Minott featuring Ticklah. Behind the decks, you might catch him spinning dancehall selections to bass driven jungle sets. As a music producer, Liondub often flips a selection of steppy dub styles, dancehall movers, jungle rhythms, low-frequency wobblers, and DnB cuts featuring reggae vocals.




1. Pinch – Croydon House
2. Boddika – Underground
3. Jack Sparrow – Dread feat. Ruckspin
4. Jack Sparrow – The Chase
5. Jack Sparrow – Loveless
6. Benga – Technocal
7. Boddika – Electron
8. Skream – Trapped In A Dark Bubble
9. Pinch – Elements
10. Kryptic Minds – 768
11. Kryptic MInds – Cant Sleep feat. Alys
12. SP MC & LX One – Judgement
13. Jakes – Time Ends
14. Helixir – Summertime
15. Ena – Sign
16. Pangaea – Inna Daze
17. Starkey – Robot Hands
18. Peverelist & Hyetal – The Hum
19. Ramadanman – Work Them
20. Addison Groove – Dumb Shit


Exclusive Interview

Liondub sat down with us for an exclusive interview after his all vinyl mix to talk about Liondub International and offer some tips about running a label in New York.

How do you choose the music to release?

Usually, I choose my releases based on a combination of what sounds best to my ears on first listen and what goes down best on the dance floor. If a track is not mixed well but has all the qualities of a solid release, I will often suggest revisions. I like to listen to everything that is sent to me in order to respect the artists that submit and keep an open mind about what is out there. There is a grip of music that I won’t sign but will play out or include in mixes. It’s a process, and I believe that the music changes over time, so I like to keep an open mind. I’ve learned that occasionally a song that I didn’t like at first will grow on me and will affect people differently depending on the time and place. A few times, I have released songs that I refused at first.

What inspired Marcus Visionary’s ‘Carib’ EP?

Marcus was unsure whether the world would receive his work well. I was floored by the album and the material that led up to it, so I encouraged him to explore the sound more thoroughly and to follow through. Once he explored it more, he too realized that the potential was all there, and when we released it, people were fully supportive, and it sold very, very well.

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What mastering studios and distributors do you prefer?

I’ve used many mastering studios including VP, Sony Whitfield Street, Transition, MPO, Sterling, Manmade, and others. It varies depending on the job and the source material whether it is CD, vinyl, or digital. Distributors are a personal choice, but I suggest that one chooses the distributor that shows the greatest interest in the material you are releasing, and communicates best. Communication, connections, and motivation are everything.

What are some challenges electronic music labels face in NYC?

I think that the basic difference from other cities is that the electronic music scene in NYC is smaller and less developed. There are fewer labels and outlets for the music as well. Accordingly, the infrastructure which makes running the business simple is not developed in many ways, which basically makes it more of a long term learning experience and a bit more of a struggle. Also, there are fewer distributors, fewer outlets, and fewer people to share ideas and learn from in relation to the business.

Tell us why you prefer wax?

Wax is essential to my label. I absolutely love vinyl. Its sound is untouchable, and it presents the listener/deejay with a tangible product that represents your music visually and aesthetically. Depending on the release, we press between 500-2500 copies.

How does your imprint create its identity?

The imprint is essential to establish an identity. Liondub45 is the label that I have created in partnership with Ticklah as a means to push out the roots music that he creates, which has inspired me so much over years.

How do you work with vocals?

Build a rhythm or obtain a rhythm, call the artist, find a proper space with good vocal channels and lock in the studio time, take care of the financial agreement, and make it happen. There’s more to it obviously, but it’s one of those things that you have to experience for yourself in order to understand it. My one piece of advice for producers who want to voice vocalists is to be prepared, know what you want, and have your business and engineering skills tight.

Who are some artists you would like to work with?

Kryptic Minds have inspired me recently, and I’d love to see how they create their music. As for vocalists, I’ve worked with them before many times, but I am always inspired to work again with Johnny Osbourne and the singer Luciano. It would be wicked to get in the studio with Sade as well.

Tell us about any current and future projects

We’ve been pushing hard, and our releases have been solid this year already. Recent releases include Beenie Man feat. Fambo “Rum and Redbull (Noah D Remix),” which received great support on Rinse, the Navigator “Inequity Worker 2011 (Noah D Remix),” which has been caned on UK’s DnB circuit, and Marcus Visionary’s full length “Humble” which topped Juno Download’s UK DnB charts at the number 1 position for 30 days consecutively.

As for the future, there is a grip of solid Jungle releases on deck for the Liondub International label, including new 140 and 175 BPM material from Marcus Visionary as well as singles from Noah D, Navigator, Bladerunner, Jah Cure, Bunny General, Little John, Sizzla, and John Holt. We are also working on a series of Jungle singles with Johnny Osbourne, which is a project I am very enthusiastic about. There is a remix project collaboration with the Lustre Kings label in support of Jahdan’s new “Babylon Nightmare” album in which Ticklah, Nick Fantastic, Nate Mars, Potential Badboy, and myself all remixed the lead single, “All Comes Back To One.” These remixes will release simultaneously on Liondub and Lustre as an EP. I am also very proud to release two new singles from Bladerunner, a UK Jungle producer who has been making incredible waves in the DnB scene over the last few years.

As for Liondub45, we have a Courtney John 45 and a Rob Symeon 45 in the wings as well as more collaborative work with Jahdan and Ticklah. Personally, I remixed Elephant Man’s “Vampires” and there’s another version of the “Chrome Optimism” remix dropping on Subatomic Sound, a new single with MC Zulu, another single with David Boomah which will drop on the mighty V Recordings, as well as remixes for Dubmatix out of Canada, Runtingz out of Bristol, and Murdertronics out of Brooklyn. Plenty of music about to release and I’m gearing up this summer for my third European tour which includes a couple of sets at the legendary Outlook Festival in Croatia and my favorite event in Leeds, UK, Sub Dub. It’s an exciting time, and I’m very thankful for all the support the label and I have been receiving.

In addition, every third Friday of the month, I throw the Full Spectrum at The Cove in Brooklyn – an amazing multi-genre party all about the music, for the people.

All currently available Liondub International vinyl and digital releases can be found at the Juno music shop online.


About Liondub

Liondub comes correct. An authentic product of Brooklyn, his musical mindset was formed at the crossroads of major international bass vibrations originating from Jamaica, NYC, and the UK. Inspired by the global rhythm culture emanating from the streets beneath his feet, LionDub has spent a lifetime pounding that very pavement in pursuit of his passion for bottom-heavy beats.

Armed with raw talent, right intentions, a humble demeanor and the tireless determination of a true New Yorker, he began DJing back in ’91. As a 17-year-old sound system selector hustling in the Lower East Side of the Dinkins-era, Liondub embarked on a journey that has since taken him to the four corners of the dub diaspora; from Jamaican Roots Reggae to the Jungle depths of the UK, from high up on Hip-Hop to down-low on Dubstep. Along the way he has studied under great masters, paid untold dues, and kept it Bed-Sty real in the name of music all the while sharpening his skills, developing expertise, and establishing critical relationships across geographic and sonic divides. From NYC, he crisscrossed North America and from London he conquered Europe, all the while cultivating roots in his home-away-from-home, Jamaica. Always armed with a current arsenal of Jungle, Dubstep, and Reggae dubplate specials, Lionbub’s soulful, explosive, unique, and precise sets have gone down a storm on stages shared by a lengthy list of legends and luminaries. He has worked with Sly & Robbie, The Fugees, Sister Nancy, Johnny Osbourne, Steel Pulse, Black Uhuru, The Beatnuts, Smith & Mighty, DJ Kush, Afrika Bambaataa, Jazzy Jay, DJ Hype, Andy C, Goldie, Pinch, Loefah, Kryptic Minds, and Damian Marley to name but a few. Emerging from the shadows of giants, Liondub’s mixes has moved him into the spotlight with recent podcast exclusives airing on urb.com and kmag.co.uk, home of the highly influential Knowledge Magazine.

Connect with Liondub on Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud | Liondub International


DJ Extensive Program

Immerse yourself in the complete art of DJing: from the fundamentals of beatmatching and mixing to using effects and programming extended club sets. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to learn fundamentals or a seasoned pro looking to take your talent to the next level, our curriculum is designed to accommodate all skill levels and styles of music. This comprehensive DJ program covers everything from basic mixing to advanced digital DJing with both Serato Scratch Live and Traktor Scratch Pro.

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About This Program

At Dubspot you’ll be working at personal student workstations equipped with industry standard and cutting-edge technology: Technics SL-1200 / 1210 series turntables, Pioneer CDJs, Pioneer DJM or Rane TTM mixers, Apple iMacs and MacBook Pros, Native Instruments’ Traktor Scratch Pro, Serato Scratch Live, vinyl, CDs, timecode, and MIDI controllers.

Our instructors teach you the necessary techniques and draw on their vast collective experience to give you insight into the mindset, workflow, and art of DJing. Graduates of the DJ Extensive Program will have an opportunity to perform at an event in a New York City venue, organized and promoted by Dubspot together with you and your fellow students. At Dubspot, we want you to do more than just learn. We want you to be great at doing what you love. Let us help you get there!

What’s Included

  • DJ Level 1: Rookie Sessions | Essentials I
  • DJ Level 2: Phrase Mixing | Essentials II
  • DJ Level 3: Beyond The Blend | Intermediate Skills
  • DJ Level 4: Preparation | DJ Psychology
  • DJ Level 5: Classroom to the Club | Advanced Techniques I
  • DJ Level 6: Club to the World | Advanced Techniques II

Additional Information

Visit the DJ course page for detailed information on this program here.

If you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.


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NI Massive Tutorial Part 1: Filtering and Modulation

Native Instrument’s Massive has grown to become one of the most popular soft synths out there. With its complex modulation capabilities, it became famous for warbling bass and lead lines, evolving and morphing over time. While it may have been the go-to synth for dubstep and EDM tones, it’s capable of so much more and in a new video taken from our Sound Design module on our online Diploma courses, instructor Chris Carter shows you how. Watch part one on filtering and modulation above and make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for more free tutorials and live events.


If you want to learn more sound design, production, mixing, mastering and composition tips, our Diploma course is perfect for you. Taken from anywhere in the world for up to 64 weeks, it’s one of our most comprehensive courses and has been taken by the likes of Claude Von Stroke, Plastician and Jon Rundell. Find out more here.

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Max for Live Roundup: 5 Creative Instruments, Effects, Modulators

Expand your arsenal of music creation tools with these five Max for Live devices. This roundup includes instruments, effects, and tools for manipulating audio in creative ways, slicing up loops, creating stunning visual effects, emulating legendary drum sounds, and connecting innovative technologies.

Max for Live


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K-Devices have developed an excellent set of four Max for Live devices that give you the ability to get deep with manipulating a single target parameter for advanced modulations and control in your Live Set. This set of envelope followers and other device controllers are a perfect addition to your arsenal of tools that presents new possibilities on how you use your instruments and effects. Read more at K-Devices


A step-sequenced modulator and envelope generator allowing quick creation of automated patterns and creative modulations. Control the target parameter via steps, creating sequences with controls like swing, time resolution, and time variation. You can also adjust envelopes, set independent lengths for each step, and adjust the smoothness of transitions between these steps.


An envelope follower for modulating any parameter using an audio source. You can band-limit an incoming signal, then shape the output using a host of functions and response parameters.The display offers accurate visual feedback on how the resulting envelope will control your target parameter.


A fully customizable LFO with a comprehensive set of tools for crafting perfectly shaped control signals: six blendable LFO waveforms, advanced waveshaping parameters, cycle repetition controls and more. TED can even output CV/GATE, so can act as a function generator for modular systems.


A unique grid-based device controller with which you can take up to 64 snapshots of your target device’s entire range of parameters and store them within a cell of TIP’s grid. Then switch between snapshots by designing automations or triggering automatically using random and other definable functions. You can also randomize up to 264 of any device’s parameters in an instant, with the option to exclude volume and dry/wet functions.


Simpler-Tools: Auto Slicer

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AZ-LABS developed an extremely easy tool used to cut loops automatically in equally sized slices within Live’s new Simpler device. Ableton Live’s new Simpler has a great transient detection mechanism that automatically cuts your samples into meaningful slices. However, it doesn’t have a feature yet that allows you to chop loops into beat subdivisions. The “Auto Slicer” device does exactly that, giving you the option cut loops into equally sized slices from lengths of 1 bar to 1/32nd. Choose between manually triggering the Auto-Slice function or having the slices adjusted whenever you load a new sample or change the Start or End marker in Simpler. In addition, all functions are MIDI and Key mappable. Read more at AZ-LABS



Max for Live

CS-808 by Cluster Sound is a collection of 16 sample-based Max For Live drum instruments that emulates the 16 sound modules available on the iconic TR-808 drum machine. This device comes loaded with more than 4900 samples that are managed by multiple sample selectors, a set of extra features to shape the sounds, a super friendly user interface, and 16 FX Racks to mangle the drums. In addition to the original TR-808 parameters, the 16 drum instruments also come with 16 sound-specific Audio Effect Racks and a set of extra features not present in the original TR-808. Read more at Cluster Sound


Live Video Tools

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Developed by Dubspot Instructor Adriano Clemente and Thomas Martinez, Live Video Tools is a creative suite for live music performers looking to create sound responsive visuals. With simplicity in mind, the interface has an intuitive design making it easy to generate captivating visuals that dynamically reacts to your sounds. In only a few short steps, you can quickly import videos, stills, and animated GIFs to perform and manipulate alongside your Ableton Live set. Live Video Tools comes loaded with fully mappable effect controls for manipulating feedback, RGB levels, strobe, saturation, hue, inversion, kaleidoscope, and other modulation parameters to generate interesting effects. For example, you could map a filter frequency control to Live Video Tools Saturation control to create expressive filter sweeps. You can also automate modulation destinations using LFO controls so you can focus more on your live performance. Read more at Live Video Tools


Connection Kit

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Connection Kit by Ableton is a set of 11 Max for Live devices that allow you to connect, control, and monitor Live with a range of innovative technologies and communication protocols. Use LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3, Arduino, or littleBits™ to connect up sensors, lights or motors, open your sound world up to the web through JSON-based APIs, or convert OSC data to MIDI data. The list of input and output possibilities for music and sound creation with Live is almost endless. Read more at Ableton


Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program

At Dubspot our world-class instructors provide the most complete and cutting-edge Ableton Live learning experience. The Ableton Live Producer Certificate Program is the flagship of our music training. After completing this program, you will leave with a portfolio of original tracks, a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

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About This Program

This program is about learning Ableton Live by going through the entire process of being an artist, by developing your own sound through a series of sketches and experimentation. You will also learn the ins and outs of this powerful software through a series of exercises designed to help you master the steps involved in producing your own music. After a level of getting familiar with the tools that Ableton has to offer, you will then develop your sonic ideas into full-length tracks. You will be exposed to a variety of approaches to arrangement and composition, storytelling techniques, ways of creating tension and drama in your music. At the end of the day, it is the sum total of your choices as an artist that define your sound, and levels 2 – 6 will give you the experience of actually completing tracks to add to your portfolio.

What’s Included

  • Ableton Live Level 1: Beats, Sketches, and Ideas
  • Ableton Live Level 2: Analyze, Deconstruct, Recompose, and Assemble
  • Ableton Live Level 3: Synthesis and Original Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 4: Advanced Sound Creation
  • Ableton Live Level 5: Advanced Effect Processing
  • Ableton Live Level 6: Going Global with your Music

Additional Information

Visit the Ableton Live course page for detailed information on this program here.

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FXpansion Geist 2 launched

Beat production software adds new FX & more– Audio software developer FXpansion have announced the availability of Geist2, an all ­new incarnation of…

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Ronnie Loko – On Repeat: Out Now on Point Blank Music!

There is an almost unbelieving ecstasy in the height you can reach, and a special kind of delight that comes when a mistimed jump lands you on the floor, and at the mercy of the juddering bounces of those around you.

Such unstable and giggle-inducing glee boings out of Point Blank’s summer time toe-tapper ‘On Repeat’ by Ronnie Loko. As this catchy house track shudders into being you realise someone has swapped the firm, everyday ground you were standing on for some kind of very, very fun springboard.

Also evident in Londoner Loko’s track is the sound of the capital, from the UK Garage-inspired drumbeat to the accent of vocalist Susanna Woodbridge.

Loko-14Ronnie’s release started as a remix, but ended up as an original track

Loko said: “I gain my production influences from the likes of Shadow Child, Mad Villains, Low Steppa and Chris Lorenzo. My DJ influences come from DJ EZ, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Made By Pete.”

Making music is nothing new for Loko. As part of production duo Black Ice X, he has released several house records on the pair’s independent label Ten10 Records, and has also released on Undisputed Records.

No stranger to live performance either, Loko has played at many iconic venues including Ministry of Sound, Fire, EGG and Scala. He won a competition to mix in Amsterdam at Pioneer/KUVO Stage for 2014’s ADE, and last year played at Barcelona’s SONAR festival.

He said: “I really enjoy recreating and performing a track live slightly differently to how it was produced. I have taken to the skippy, garage drum patterns and love a groovy bassline that is in house music.”

Loko’s produced music videos and tracks have aired on BBC 1Xtra, Rinse FM, The BOX TV and Flava TV. He has also showcased his productions with guest mixes on Ministry of Sound Radio, BBC 1Xtra, Pioneer Radio and at The Roundhouse.

Despite his burgeoning success, hard-working Loko remains dedicated to honing his craft.

“For now I’m focusing on really improving my production quality and growing the catalogue of tracks to be potentially released worldwide. It’s all about the tunes!”

Getting your music signed, released, and earning money from it through our own in-house label Point Blank Music is just one of the many reasons to study with us, and it’s another way we help to connect our students directly to the industry.

Throughout the duration of the course and after completion, students that sign their tracks to Point Blank Music enjoy 100% digital distribution coverage including Beatport, Juno Download, Amazon, iTunes and Spotify and extensive promotion through Point Blank’s social media, marketing and database networks. Point Blank Music releases music exclusively from our students, and showcases all of the best talent that we’re constantly developing and nurturing.

We’ll also send your tracks to the world’s top DJs via our promo system Labelworxs. DJs that have supported Point Blank Music releases include Terry Francis (Fabric), Paco Osuna (Minus), Slam and Magda. If you would like your music to be considered for the label, please submit your track to our A&R team via this submission form.

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