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Mix Competition: Win a Set at Defected Croatia 2018 with Free Flights & Accommodation

Calling all DJs! Is 2018 the year you see yourself sharing a bill with some of the biggest stars in dance music? Point Blank and Defected have teamed up once again for a very special competition which gives you the chance to land a dream DJ gig, and 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 2018!

The winner will see themselves featuring alongside some of the most illustrious names in house music, including Basement Jaxx, Derrick Carter, Masters at Work, Todd Terry and many more! See below for full details on how to enter. The deadline for entry is 15th May so we suggest you get cracking as soon as possible.

The lucky winner will play at Defected Croatia 2018, happening 9th-14th August. Flights and accommodation for two nights will be supplied, so all you have to worry about is getting your set together and enjoying the sunshine. For two runners-up there are also two DJ slots up for grabs at a Defected event in London later this year.

Note that you must be 18 or over to enter – take a look at our full Competition Terms and Conditions before entering. The deadline for entries is 15th May 2018, and we will announce the winners by 28th May 2018. Happy mixing and good luck!

HOW TO ENTER

Step One: Record and upload your mix to Mixcloud

  • Prepare and record a 60 minute mix. Musically this should fit with Defected’s ethos of high quality house music.
  • Upload your mix to Mixcloud, adding the full tracklist and using the cover art provided above.
  • Name the mix “Defected x Point Blank Mix Competition: Your Artist Name
  • Tag your mix ‘Defected x Point Blank Mix Competition’.

Step Two: Share your mix on Plugged In

  • Note that you will need to be registered in order to 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 share it from Mixcloud, head to the Tracks page of Plugged In, then select Add Track to get started.
  • On the Add Track page, simply paste the URL of your mix into the ‘track URL’ field, and name the mix accordingly. You must also select ‘Competition’ under the ‘select category’ field for your entry to be eligible (see below).
  • Once you submit your track, it will now be visible when you filter in our ‘competition’ category within the Tracks channel. You’re all set!

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

Remember, the deadline for entries is 15th May 2018, and we will announce the winners by 28th May 2018. Check out the full line-up below and don’t forget you can buy tickets at defected.com/croatia

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Student Success March 2018: London Haarlem, Tom Capaldi, Marcella Puppini

Each month, we catch up with Point Blank students and alumni to showcase their successes since studying with us, giving you an insight into how music industry careers are established and nurtured right here at Point Blank. This month we’ve decided to do our student success blog a little differently, as all of the successful students and alumni we approached wrote back with considered and reflective answers to our questions. Read on for full interviews with each of our three success stories compiled for February and don’t forget to check out our LondonLos AngelesIbizaMumbai and Online course pages to begin your own journey in the music industry.

London Haarlem (Defected) – Complete DJ

London Haarlem studied DJing with us back in 2015, and is now a DJ, producer and also works at house music institution Defected. She has played all over the world and graced dancefloors as big as the Ministry of Sound in London. We caught up with her to see how things are going.

How much previous experience with music had you had when you studied with us?

I already had a bit of experience in song-writing and production, having been in a band a few years ago, plus I studied violin and guitar when I was growing up. I got my first pair of vinyl decks when I was 15 but didn’t really learn properly or start playing professionally until a couple of years ago.

Are there any things you learned with us that really stick in the memory?

Ben was my DJ tutor and he was amazing! I remember he did a session on trouble shooting, when something’s not working properly or the sound cuts out or there’s no level etc. That session has saved my DJ set quite a few times since haha

Can you tell me a bit about what you do as a DJ?

I play house music! I‘ve always loved house music – how deep or heavy I go depends on the crowd. But always house.

Any gigs that particularly stand out in the memory?

I recently supported Shapeshifters, which was such an honour. Simon Marlin is a legend!

Tell me about your role at Defected – how did you end up working there and what do you do?

I started at Defected as an intern nearly 2 years ago. I already had a bit of music industry experience before joining the team, but I’ve learnt so much about the dance/house music industry since working here. I feel lucky to be part of such a hardworking team that also run incredible house events all over the world and release some of my favourite tracks.

What’s been your favourite experience at the label?

Defected Croatia, our annual festival, is by far the highlight. It’s hard to explain but imagine a paradise beach setting with all your favourite DJ’s playing for you and partying with you.

Would you recommend us to a friend? If so, why?

100%. Point Blank gave me the opportunity to learn from tutors that also happen to be professional DJ’s themselves. I got to ask questions without being judged and picked up some good tips and tricks.

https://soundcloud.com/londonhaarlem

Cappa (Cappa & Daniel-San) – Mixing Electronic Music

Tom Capaldi studied with us just last summer, augmenting his own bedroom experience in production and completing his first disco track with the guidance of instructor Ben Medcalf. He later teamed up with Daniel-San and they were eventually signed to Midnight Riot for a release earlier this year. Tom also has an impressive history as a dnb and garage DJ, supporting the likes of DJ EZ and DJ Marky.

Hey Tom, could you start by telling me how you discovered Point Blank?

I first heard of you guys a couple of years ago when I was just looking for production tutorials online. I found the Point Blank ones were always really informative and cut straight to the point so I thought I’d give one of your online courses a crack when I had some time off last summer.

How much previous experience with making music had you had when you studied with us?

Very little – I think I only had one track under my belt at the time. I’d been playing around with Logic since I was at school but never really had the motivation until I moved to Edinburgh for uni. I was DJing a lot of garage and DnB nights there and really wanted to be able to drop one of my own tracks one day so I guess that pushed me to take up production properly. It’s also where I met Dan and Ellie who make up the trio we are now.

Are there any things you learned with us that really stick in the memory?

I just remember each week feeling more and more confident when mixing because everything was starting to make sense. Before I had zero knowledge of the basics like how and when to use compression or EQ and then being able to apply them to my own tracks with the help of my tutor Ben Medcalf over Skype was really rewarding for me.

Nothing Sweet is out on Midnight Riot – how did you come to be signed by them?

That’s actually all thanks to Dan, the guitarist. As soon as we put the track out at the end of January he sent it to loads of blogs and labels just to gain a bit of exposure or feedback. Andy Williams, who runs MR, got back asking if we were looking for a release and even wanted to do an edit of the B-side, Easy Livin’, under his alias Yam Who? – we thought it was a joke at first until the contract came through soon after!

What went into the making of the EP?

Both tracks started with Dan who sent me demos he’d made on his iPad then gave them to Ellie once we’d worked on them a bit. We then recorded the EP in my flat in London using pretty basic kit – the guitar was just recorded through a Scarlett 2i2 and the vocals with an SM57 mic, then processed and mixed all on Logic. I also used MODO Bass (unreal plugin) for the basslines and Addictive Keys for the Rhodes sound before getting them mastered by my mate Cosmo (aka Talkre) – another PB student!

2018 has started out really well for you – here’s hoping the momentum keeps rolling! With that in mind, what have you got in the pipeline?

Cheers it’s been a mad couple of months! At the moment I’m finishing up a disco remix of Let Me Wilt by Marie Naffah, an incredible vocalist who won MTV Unsigned Artist of the Year a few years back, along with a house remix of my first track, Civilian Liaison. After that we’re aiming to get another EP out with MR this summer, then might round off the year with a Christmas disco single, though not making any promises there..

Marcella Puppini (The Puppini Sisters) – Music Porduction Diploma

As a founding member of the Puppini sisters, Marcella has performed in every corner of the globe, marrying tight vocal harmonies with burlesque in a critically acclaimed show. Not one to rest on her laurels, Marcella has been pushing herself to learn as many tricks musically and studies with us online. Beyond the group, she has also worked with the likes of Paloma Faith and R.A The Rugged Man.

Could you tell me how you discovered Point Blank?

I have known of Point Blank for quite some time, and I had been following the blog for a while before I took my first class. I’m now completely addicted to your courses!!

How much previous experience with making music had you had when you studied with us?

I have a Music degree from Trinity Laban, and I have been touring and recording albums since 2006. I have also worked as an arranger and MD on several big Burlesque and Variety productions over the years. However, my experience as a DJ and producer was still very limited when I started studying with you.
I don’t think I’ll ever stop studying with you! I’m a fan. I just wish I could do more courses in person, as they’re my favourite, but I have too many projects to juggle right now.

You had a few projects going on when we heard from you last, can you tell me a bit about what’s been happening with The Puppini Sisters?

Right now we’re preparing to crowdfund our 6th album. It’s the second we’re going to release under our own record label, as the first four were all released with Universal.
It’s quite an adventure, crowdfunding, and I am learning so much about what happens behind the scenes, it’s quite amazing.
I am also writing with and producing a brilliant young rapper and singer called Tamina, and I’m being a “Svengali” to a girl group called NU4, who I predict are going to be huge.

You had the release with R.A. The Rugged man too, how was that project? Any more collabs in the pipeline your excited about?

Working with R.A. is an absolute joy. We come from very different music backgrounds (even though I have always been into hip hop), and yet we fit perfectly.
We loved it so much that we’re now making an album together as a three-way collaboration with Hugues Payen from Caravan Palace. What we have so far sounds amazing!!

Why would you recommend us to a friend?

Because the style of teaching at Point Blank is clear, concise, precise but also creative. The teachers are all incredible artists themselves, and the lessons are always inspiring.
I am learning so much, and I am constantly challenged. For a predominantly acoustic musician like myself, with a great love for electronic music but not a lot of experience, this is heaven.

Thank you so much, Marcella, and good luck!

http://www.thepuppinisisters.com/

Successes such as these are not uncommon among our students and alumni, and the common denominator is Point Blank. We can teach you how to DJ like the best of them at any of our schools. If you’d like to learn how to produce, then we can build your skills from the ground up. Our most comprehensive course, our BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering is accredited by Middlesex University, as is our online alternative. For more information contact us via our contact page.

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Student Success November 2017: Cat Dealers (Sony), Paradoks, Cameron George (Defected)

Each month, we catch up with Point Blank students and alumni to showcase their successes since studying with us, giving you an insight into how music industry careers are established and nurtured right here at Point Blank. In our Student Successes November 2017, we were inundated with successful students both current and past. We eventually settled on the three contained herein: Brazilian duo Cat Dealers, who have made their way into DJ Mag’s top 100 DJs; the Beatport chart-topping Paradoks, and Defected records’ Cameron George. Check out our LondonLos AngelesIbizaMumbai and Online course pages to begin your own journey in the music industry.

Cat Dealers (Sony Music Entertainment) – Complete DJ


Cat Dealers are brothers Luigi and Pedrão. Over the past couple of years, they’ve been gaining traction in Brazil to become one of the country’s biggest artists. Brazil being the largest country in South America, this has translated into a sizable following on a global scale. So much so that Cat Dealers broke into DJ Mag’s top 100 DJs poll for 2017, while their latest release, ‘Sober’, has been flying out on Beatport.

Luigi studied a DJ course with us in 2013, and he told us he decided on Point Blank over schools in North America and across Europe. Also, on production, which is what has launched Cat Dealers into the stratosphere he said this: “I started to become interested in music production after seeing other students producing their tracks on the PB Studios, and I became really close to ERI2. This was my first contact with producing, and I decided to stay on to study Music Production.”

Check out Cat Dealers on Facebook.

Cameron George (Defected Records) – Music Production, DJing, Music Industry

Cameron George is a Producer and DJ. He is also A&R at Defected Records and Radio Producer at Defected and Glitterbox Radio. Cameron’s mixes have appeared on atone and Fibre. and he is working on the launch of his own label, Steel City Death Wish, due early next year.

“I first found PB through an advert in DJ Mag, and I then used a lot of your walkthroughs and similar content. I then decided to study for 9 months.” Cameron told us of his discovery of PB. And what was the biggest thing he took from his studies?

“Probably my friends and contacts. The majority of projects I’ve worked on, and still am, are with people I met at Point Blank. The friends and contacts I made led me to put on my own events, collaborate on new music and form collectives. Without those friends, I think I’d have really struggled to get involved in music in London.”

“As a DJ and producer as well I’d definitely recommend PB to a friend. When I first started I would spend hours on the internet searching for the simplest of answers. At PB I could get answers instantly, growing and learning as a producer and DJ far quicker.”

Paradoks (Timeless Thought) – BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering

Kobe Motmans, aka Paradoks is a degree student at Point Blank, a few months into his two-year course. His release Eternal on Timeless Moment recently spent a week at number 1 in the Beatport chart for all genres. For a student at the start of his career, it’s a great step.

“My first release only came out in March, but I’ve had huge support from the likes of Lane 8 and Solee.” He told us via email. “I finished my bachelor’s degree in economics and had really started to believe in myself that I could make it in the music industry, so I immediately started at Point Blank.”

With such a strong start behind him, we asked him what he wanted to achieve in music. “I want to send people on a musical journey, all around the globe. There is nothing better than performing and seeing the crowd really get into the music.” Check out Paradoks on Facebook here.

Successes such as these are not uncommon among our students and alumni, and the common denominator is Point Blank. We can teach you how to DJ like the best of them at any of our schools. If you’d like to learn how to produce, then we can build your skills from the ground up. Our most comprehensive course, our BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering is accredited by Middlesex University, as is our online alternative. For more information contact us via our contact page.

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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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