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PB x Defected Mix Competition 2017: Winner Announced!

With so many fantastic entries, it was always going to be a difficult decision. However, we are glad to announce our winner for the 2017 PB x Defected Mix Competition! Francesca Rose will be heading down to Defected Croatia 2017 to play a set representing Point Blank on the Pontoon Stage, joining a stellar line-up that features  Basement Jaxx, Roger Sanchez, Julio Bashmore and more. Check out her winning mix:

Honourable mentions to the two runners-up, R3wired and Proper Soul, who will both play at a London event TBC! You can listen to their mixes below.

For those thinking about heading to Croatia this summer, find out more about Defected Croatia 2017 right here and check out the line-up below.

Want to be able to enter these competitions but not quite ready yet? You need to sign yourself up to one of our DJ courses. Point Blank’s brand new DJ Studio in our second London facility is supported by Pioneer DJ and features all of the latest top-of-the-range kit – including CDJ2000nxs, DJM2000nxs and the DDJ-SX controller. If you’re interested in studying production with us, our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree is one of the most comprehensive courses available. Using our London studios incredible facilities, you will have access to all sorts of hardware, from synthesisers and samplers to full recording booths. For a virtual tour, click here. For further information on our degree course or any of our courses, contact our Course Advisors here.

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PB x Defected Mix Competition 2017: 1 week left to enter!

Calling all DJs! Is 2017 the year you see yourself sharing a bill with some of the biggest stars in dance music? Point Blank and iconic house brand Defected have teamed up once again for a very special competition which gives you the chance to land a dream DJ gig. We’re looking for the freshest DJ talent to submit their best mix efforts in the form of a one hour mix – the prize up for grabs? A slot on the Pontoon Stage at Defected Croatia 2017! The winner will see themselves featuring alongside some of the most illustrious names in house music, including Basement Jaxx, Roger Sanchez, Julio Bashmore and many more! First, read our Competition Terms and Conditions, then see below for full details on how to enter – just remember, you have until 8th May to get your mix submissions in, so get cracking and good luck!

The Lowdown

The lucky winner will be responsible for a set on the Pontoon Stage at Defected Croatia 2017, happening 10th-15th August, with flights covered plus accommodation for two nights. This is an incredible opportunity to play at Defected’s first Croatia venture and is the sort of thing big breaks are made of. For two runners-up we also have two DJ slots up for grabs at a Defected event in London later this year.

How do you get involved? The competition itself will take place on Plugged In, Point Blank’s active community of music makers and DJs. Head to the Competitions tab for the full details on how to enter, including how long your mix should be, plus full terms and conditions for entry.

For those thinking about heading to Croatia this summer, find out more about Defected Croatia 2017 right here. As an added bonus, Point Blank are also offering discounts for students and graduates. Contact louis@pointblankmusicschool.com for more information.

Want to be able to enter the competition but not quite ready yet? You need to sign yourself up to one of our DJ courses. Point Blank’s brand new DJ Studio in our second London facility is supported by Pioneer DJ and features all of the latest top-of-the-range kit – including CDJ2000nxs, DJM2000nxs and the DDJ-SX controller.

How to Enter

Record and upload your mix to Mixcloud

  • Record a 60-minute long mix, musically this should fit with Defected’s ethos of house music in all its different styles.
  • Use the cover art provided above.
  • Upload your mix to Mixcloud, adding the full tracklist
  • Name the mix “Defected x Point Blank Mix Competition 2017: Your DJ Name
  • Tag your mix ‘Defected x Point Blank Mix Competition 2017’.

Share your mix on Plugged In

  • Head to the Competition page to find out the full details, including style guide and submission guidelines, and to download the artwork
  • Note that you will need to be registered in order to download the artwork and submit your mix. For those not already registered, you can do so below or via this page.
  • Once you’ve recorded your mix and are ready to submit, head to the Tracks page of Plugged In and select Add Track to get started and paste your mixcloud URL link.
  • You must ensure that you submit your entry under the ‘Competition’ category for your mix to be eligible.
  • The deadline for entries is midnight on 8th May 2016.

Judging

All entries will be listened to and judged by the Defected and Point Blank listening panel. Entrants are encouraged to promote through their social media channels to maximise the chances of them proceeding to the shortlist stage. Our panel will then judge the shortlisted mixes based on:

  • Votes and listens on Plugged In
  • Track selection and curation
  • Technical ability
  • Originality
  • Flair and creativity

We will announce the winner on 12th May 2017. Happy mixing and good luck!

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Student Opportunities: Defected are Looking for Interns + more

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.

Defected are Looking for an Events Intern

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Last summer, we hooked our students up with a fantastic opportunity in the form of two summer intern positions at Defected, one of the most recognizable brands in electronic music. Now, with a new year upon us, the time has come to put the word out for more students looking for an opportunity to further their music careers.

Candidates will be assisting the Event’s coordinator with the following areas:

  • Researching and booking logistics
  • Issuing itineraries
  • Producing Event Bibles
  • Administrating & Filing show paperwork
  • Coordinating Guestlist
  • Venue / Event Research
  • Promotion / artwork checks
  • Preparing production and merchandise
  • Shipping
  • General office duties (answering the phone, postage etc)

The candidate will have a keen interest in House music, be exceptionally organised and have an eye for detail. As well as assisting with delivering the shows behind the scenes, they will also be required to support the team at events so an outgoing and confident personality is a must.

Defected will cover the candidate’s travel and lunch costs. Please send a CV and cover letter to  to louis@pointblanklondon.com to be considered. The deadline for this is Friday 20th January so don’t delay in applying!

JW3 are Looking for a Stage Tech for Bangers & Crash

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Migdal Ohr, in partnership with JW3, have teamed up to create BANGERS & CRASH, and they are looking for a Stage Tech for the event. This fresh, festival-themed battle of the bands will present some of the best homegrown London talent. Featuring an impressive roster of musicians aged 14-18, with an equally exciting panel of judges, BANGERS & CRASH will be kicking off 2017 in a loud way!

The event will see 3 to 4 bands perform, they will all be sharing a back line with minimal change over between sets. The stage plan will be generic and the bands will fit into one stage set up.

The main role of the Stage Tech will be to assist the bands on their change over between sets, helping with cabling up, mic changes and troubleshooting any issues that may come up. Time will be tight, so turn around needs to happen quickly.

In general, the bands will consist of:

  • Lead vox
  • 1 to 2 back up vox
  • Lead guitar
  • Bass guitar
  • Keys
  • Drums

If you think you’ve got what it takes to fulfil this role at Bangers & Crash, get in touch with us by contacting Louis at louis@pointblankmusicschool.com, who will forward you on.

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Point Blank x Defected Course: Sign Up + Get Free Defected Sample Packs Worth Over £300!

This summer, Point Blank will be teaming up with global house brand Defected to bring you three unique, intensive courses in our brand new London facility. If you live and breath dance music and want to learn to DJ and produce while gaining valuable insights from one of the most respected brands in dance music, listen up.

In June, the Point Blank x Defected DJ and Music Producer course will take up residency at Point Blank’s Orsman Road studios in the heart of Hoxton. This one-off seven-day course commences 25th June 2016, offering beginner-level students the opportunity to learn from Point Blank’s top team of professional instructors as well as attend exclusive artist and guest masterclasses spearheaded by key members of the Defected family. This two-pronged approach means that students will not only discover how to craft their own dance tracks using Ableton Live and mix using vinyl, CD and digital platforms, but also be party to the kind of industry insight and perspectives that can take years to accumulate. What’s more, all students enrolled on the course will receive six Defected Sample Packs and volumes 01 – 13 of Defected Accapellas Deluxe worth over £300. What better way to get those production muscles flexing?

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Drawing upon the world-leading expertise of Defected’s A&R team and artists including Copyright and Man Without a Clue, Defected’s Masterclass topics include everything from DJing, creative workflow and track deconstruction right through to how to approach A&R and how to start a record label – with the latter led by Defected founder Simon Dunmore! In short, everything the modern producer and DJ needs to get out there and start making their mark in the music industry.

What’s more, for those who would prefer to focus exclusively on either DJing or music production, we also offer two shorter courses which cover each discipline separately. Head here for further details and to book the PB x Defected DJing course and here for the PB x Defected Music Production course. To enrol to the PB x Defected DJ and Music Producer course follow the link.

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All three courses are ideal for beginners serious about succeeding within this highly competitive world, and spaces are strictly limited. Enrol now to safeguard your place or contact a course advisor for more information. You can also give us a call on 0207 729 4884. If you’re calling from outside of the UK, call +44 20 7729 4884, and if you’re in the USA call 323 282 7660.

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Defected x Point Blank Competition – Enter now to DJ at Defected Croatia

As we previously announced, Point Blank has joined forces with Defected to offer up and coming DJs an incredible opportunity – the chance to play at Defected Croatia as part of the DFTD Powered by Point Blank lineup. The Defected x PB mix competition, which invites fresh talent to submit a one-hour mix via our Plugged In social media platform, is already gaining some serious momentum so if you haven’t submitted your mix yet, what are you waiting for? Head to Plugged In for full details – and hurry, the competition closes on 7th June, so fire up those skills and get to work.

The winner will be responsible for opening Sunday’s proceedings on the Beach Stage, heading up a roll call of exciting new talent under the DFTD banner. To give you an idea of the setting, peep the image below. They will also be rubbing shoulders with some serious talent; joining them on the DFTD Powered by Point Blank lineup will be Amsterdam duo ANOTR, who’ve released on Armada and, of course, DFTD and clocked up regular appearances in Ibiza. Also on the bill is Worthy, one of the stars of San Fran’s Dirtybird label whose banger Tric Trac was co-produced with Eats Everything, and Swiss rising star Dario D’Attis whose releases on Hive Audio, Strictly Rhythm and Poker Flat have contributed to his growing international profile. Consider the game well and truly raised.

© Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now (http://fb.com/wearehereandnow) The competition winner will get to DJ here – no pressure, right? © Khris Cowley for Here & Now

If you’re hungry to join them, don’t forget to read our Competition Terms and Conditions then head here for full details on how to enter. What’s more. As a special opportunity for Point Blank students and graduates, we also have three DJ slots up for grabs as part of a Point Blank takeover at the Defected in the House event featuring Roger Sanchez, held at the world famous Ministry of Sound in London on 2nd July. For those thinking about heading to Croatia this summer, find out more about Defected Croatia 2016 right here. As an added bonus, Point Blank are also offering discounts for students and graduates. Contact louise@pointblanklondon.com for more information.

pjimageAlso playing on the DFTD Powered by Point Blank stage: Worthy, Dario D’Attis and ANOTR

Want to be able to enter the competition but not quite ready yet? You need to sign yourself up to one of our DJ courses. Point Blank’s brand new DJ Studio in our second London facility is sponsored by Pioneer DJ and features all of the latest top-of-the-range kit – including CDJ2000nxs, DJM2000nxs and the DDJ-SX controller. You can find out more about our DJ courses in London here.

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When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free plug-ins, sounds, online course samples, access to our social network Plugged In and much more! Simply register below and visit our Free Stuff page to get your hands on a range of exclusive music-making tools and tutorials provided by the team. Fill your boots!

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