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Have Your Remix Released! Remix Competition: DJ Suketu ‘Take Me Home’

Time for a new Point Blank remix competition! As usual, it’s a great chance to test your skills and get your work out there. The competition winner will receive a copy of Native Instruments Komplete 11, and the winning remix will be released on Point Blank Music!

Sound good? Then download the stems of DJ Suketu’s ‘Take Me Home’ and get remixing!

DJ Suketu

DJ Suketu is one of the most popular Indian DJs in the world, known for merging Bollywood sounds with a floor-filling 4/4 beat and sending crowds into raptures all over India. ‘Take Me Home’ is a groovy house banger, designed with massive dancefloors at peak-time firmly in mind. Suketu is also the co-founder of The Music Inc (TMI), an electronic music school based in Mumbai. Suketu and TMI have been working closely with Point Blank for some time to create a unique educational pathway for TMI students looking to study with us in London. Not only that, but he has recently been studying our Complete Electronic Music Production online course, tracking his progress with this vlog.

How do I enter?

1. Download the stems – make sure you’re registered with point Blank if you’re not already
2. Create a new track, of any genre you choose – entries will be judged on their quality and originality
3. Upload your track to SoundCloud and submit the track via the Tracks channel of Plugged In – Point Blank’s social network for producers and DJs – before midnight on 10 December

Want to (re)mix it with stars like DJ Suketu but don’t quite have the skills yet? Our online courses can teach you everything you need to know. We even offer a degree level course with our Online BA (Hons) in Music Production & Sound Engineering. Or if you live in Mumbai our DJ/Entrepreneur course will give you the skills to play tracks like these in clubs and make a career out of DJing. We also have schools in London, Los Angeles and Ibiza, so there are many ways to study with us! For more information or to talk to a course advisor, head to our contact page.

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Mazex – ‘Break the Ice’: Out Now on PB Music!

Mazex’s track ‘Break the Ice’ is as guaranteed to fill you with as much happy, youthful exuberance as the sight of a toddler owning a wedding dancefloor with moves unsullied by adult self-consciousness.

This appropriately named debut track by the 19-year-old EDM producer, the latest release on PB Music and available now on iTunes, plays excitedly, breathing new life into the comfortingly familiar chord progressions which make the track instantly likeable. The chopped up vocals seem to reflect a child’s exciting yet uncomprehending world as they rush around eager to drink in as much information as possible – to be everywhere and feel everything.

Under the influence of one of the EDM’s greats Mazex made the switch from acoustic to electronic music. He said: “I have always had a passion for music but earlier I was more into playing guitar. The one person that influenced me to start producing EDM was Martin Garrix. I used to love his songs and live shows and all that inspired me to do it myself.”

Despite describing himself as “just a bedroom producer at the moment,” who uses “a pretty basic set up of a computer, a pair of studio monitors, a keyboard and an interface,” Mazex has ambitions of taking his music to an audience of epic proportions. He said: “My dream gig would be to play the Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland. Those are huge, but I guess that’s what dreams are for.”

Despite his big ambitions, Mazex remains modest when describing his workflow and style. He said: “My style is nothing too complicated. I like making progressive house, but I feel there’s a Mazex sound or vibe in the tracks that I make which I feel differentiates them from others. When I’m producing a new track my first focus is on making the melody. I throw in whatever comes to mind and then improve it bit by bit until it starts to sound nice and catchy to me. The next thing is making the beat/drums and the bassline.”

Like most producers Mazex matches a spontaneous initial approach with a patient and thoughtful tweaking process. He said: “I keep on experimenting with new synths and plugins to get the perfect sound which I’m trying to attain for my track. It takes time, but there’s no other way around, at least that’s what I feel.”

If ‘Break the Ice’ is anything to go by, then Mazek is definitely onto something.

Break The Ice Artwork

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. If you’re thinking of studying with us why not take a tour of our London studio complex? Head to the contacts page to book a space now.

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When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free 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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