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Listen to Point Blank on Pioneer DJ Radio: Guest Mix from Pre Silent

One of the many reasons to learn the craft of DJing at Point Blank is that you get the chance to have your mixes played exclusively on Pioneer DJ Radio alongside the likes of top artists like Slam, Sante and Eats Everything. We get a real kick out of showcasing our students’ talent and seeing it reach an audience of thousands each week. What’s more, because PDJR also features shows from some of the biggest and best labels out there including Cadenza, Get Physical and Defected, you never know who might be listening.

Point Blank on Pioneer DJ Radio – 068 Pre-Silent

Pre Silent is a live performer, sound designer and producer based in London via Gaeta and Milan in Italy. He cut his teeth playing house parties and clubs in Milan while studying sound engineering and mastering tracks for other producers and bands. He later moved to London to be closer to his favoured clubbing scene, and of course, to join the ranks here at Point Blank Music School. He studied the Music Production & Sound Engineering Master Diploma among other courses, and has continued to build on his love of synths and develop his uniquely inquisitive live show. The set ebbs and flows, riding a playful sense of groove throughout before unleashing a thunderous closing section of pure nosebleed Techno.

weekend-djPoint 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

Feeling inspired?. Find out more about our DJ courses, or our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, which includes modules covering live performance. If you want to see the state-of-the-art facilities yourself, please book a tour by contacting a course advisor or give us a call on 0044207 729 4884. And remember, If you’re studying with us and want your DJ mix played on Point Blank’s slot on Pioneer DJ Radio, get in touch with Louis at Point Blank.

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PB Recommends #45: Finn, Giant Swan And More

Point Blank Recommends is your handy digest of our essential new music recommendations, whether it’s box-fresh material or tracks that may have slipped under the radar. If you’re seeking fresh inspiration from unusual places, PBR#45 has got you covered. As always, this one covers a broad spectrum of music, so open your mind, your ears and a fresh tab on your browser and get refreshing those listening habits with our handy Soundcloud playlist.

As the nights begin to close in, leaves fade to brown and inevitably cover the ground in a wet, brown mulch, its tempting to let your musical tastes fixate on darker hues. Saying that, sometimes you just need to surround yourself in sonic sunshine and drag your mind back to the summer. For the 45th edition of PB Reccommends, we’ve got both tendancies covered. Releases from Jasss, Sun Yufka and Giant Swan (on the outstanding Timedance imprint) pander to the darkness, while Nilüfer Yanya, Miles From Kinshasa and Finn exist on the sunny side (the latter has the office divided but we’ll let you make up your own mind).

For more music including the recent live set and masterclass we were blessed with from Octave One, head to the Point Blank Music YouTube channel, where you can also check out what’s going down on our label. As always we hope this inspires you to want to make your own music. If that’s the case why not take a look at our Online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. Or if playlisting is your thing, why not have a look at our Radio Courses? As it happens we’re currently offering £1000 off our Radio Broadcasting Diploma until 31st October!

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Attend a Guest Masterclass with Garage Legend Todd Edwards at PBLA

At Point Blank Los Angeles we organise regular guest workshops and masterclasses for the benefit of our students and graduates. Over the last six months we’ve had the pleasure of hosting Mix Master Mike, Robot Koch, and Sample Magic CEO Sharooz Raoofi, who have all joined us at our LA school to impart their knowledge and give an insight into their creative processes. On October 5th, House/Garage legend and Grammy-award winner Todd Edwards will be joining us to lead a masterclass before holding a Q&A. This is available for all students and graduates to attend, and to RSVP you can head to the Eventbrite page.

Grammy-award winning DJ and producer Todd Edwards is credited as one of the godfathers of UK garage, best known for cut-up vocal samples over swung beats and disco-flavoured basslines. With his remix credits including Daft Punk, Phoenix, Justice and Matthew Dear, Todd will have a wealth of knowledge to share with our students!

Guest workshops are a core part of the experience at studying at Point Blank Los Angeles. To find out which class is for you, visit our Los Angeles course page to find out more – but hurry, you’ll need to sign up ASAP as spaces are limited for the forthcoming term. We’ve got everything from production, sound design and mixing courses to DJ’ing. If you want to know more and you’re in the USA, give us a call on 323 282 7660, or contact us here.

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When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, plugins, 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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Top 3 Ableton Tutorials of 2016 – Techno & House Style Guides + Multiwarping

Our top 3 Ableton Live tutorials of the year are packed full of solid tips and techniques on how to harness the power of this remarkable DAW. We’ve also taken a good look at how two of dance music’s most important genres came into existence. Make sure you don’t miss any of our future Ableton tutorials by subscribing to our YouTube channel.

Style Guide: House

In the first part of our new Style Guide series James Wiltshire (Freemasons, F9 Audio, Beyoncé) invited us into his Brighton studio to look at how House music was born. With a clear love for a genre now experiencing its second coming, Wiltshire showed us how to reconstruct some classic original House beats using Ableton Live.

Style Guide: Techno 1 & 2

In at number two is another Style Guide from James Wiltshire who this time delved into the ‘man meets machine’ origins of techno. Wiltshire then showed us how to create unique and original sounds in Ableton using everyday studio kit and some smart sound design techniques. Learn more about how to make Techno on one of our Online Master Diploma courses.

Ableton Live Tutorial: Multiwarping

Most of us know about warping but did you know that you can warp more than one stem at a time? In this tutorial Ableton expert Freddy Frogs showed us how. Watch it and you will learn how to tighten up your tracks and speed up your workflow significantly. Frogs also revealed the best mode in which to warp vocals.

Keep that new year’s resolution to develop your musical know-how and enrol on one of our online courses. Our Online Music Production Master Diploma can be taken from anywhere in the world. Creative, practical and accredited, the Master Diploma’s syllabus covers all aspects of electronic music creation. Indeed, it’s one of the most comprehensive courses that you can find on the internet. 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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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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Play at DJ Mag’s Work Bar as Part of a Point Blank Line Up for RESET

At Point Blank, we know how important it is to gain hands-on experience in order to build a successful career in the industry and if you choose to study with us we’ll ensure the best opportunities will come your way, whether your focus is on DJing, music production or live performance.

We’ve lined up an exclusive DJ opportunity for our students and alumni, as Point Blank will once again team up with RESET in November to offer a chance to join the line-up of this exclusive house night. Taking place on the 18th November at DJ Mag’s Work Bar, London, from 9pm-3am, all you need to be in with a shot of getting your name on the bill is submit your strongest house mix to us. It could be tech house, funky house, deep house or some other variant, if you win us over with your exemplary skills and selections, you’re in. What’s more, you’ll be playing as part of an special Point Blank line-up which will be live streamed across Point Blank’s channels – the kind of high profile exposure that will put you in front of tastemakers, promoters and label heads, while giving you some real world experience in a live club setting. If you want to be considered, make sure you submit your mix to Louise before October 31st, when the line-up will be finalised.

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Do you want to enter this competition and others like it, but your skills not quite up to par just 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 – meaning by the time you leave us, you’ll be club-ready. You can find out more about our DJ courses in London here, and even book a studio tour of our brand new Orsman Road complex here.

Register to Access Free Courses, Plugins, Projects, Samples & More

When you register with Point Blank, you access an array of free sounds, plugins, 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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Dubspot Radio Podcast: OP! (I Love Vinyl Mix)

This episode of Dubspot Radio Podcast revisits a soulful uptempo track selection mixed up and served by OP! from NYC’s ‘I Love Vinyl’ Collective.

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Known in NYC and around the globe as a purveyor of all things soulful, OP! is a talented DJ and tastemaker who can hang on just about any dancefloor. From hip hop, house, and classics to future soul, UK funky, and South African house, OP! can finesse them all, adopting musical diversity and directing it into a beautifully cohesive vibe. OP! has been instrumental in shining a light on underground and global soul, and continues to champion its relevance on the world stage. Catch more from OP! in our exclusive interview here.

 

Tracklist

1. In The Now – Olivier Daysoul (Oddisee Original)
2. In The Now – Olivier Daysoul (Duke Hugh Remix)
3. Show Some Appreciation – Zed Bias feat. Jenna G
4. Party Hard – Donae’o
5. Webaba – Culoe De Song feat. Busi Mhlongo (Black Coffee Remix)
6. Special – Maddslinky feat. Omar (At Jazz Remix)
7. I Need It – Roska ft. Anesha
8. Heartbeat – T. Williams feat. Terri Walker (Mosca Remix)
9. Truth – mdcl feat. Sy Smith (Seiji Vox Twist)
10. Weedkiller – Seiji
11. Mugwanti – DJ Mujava
12. Heart Is Breaking – TY (Diverse Concepts x Chesus Vocal Mix)

 


About OP!

The Definitive Sound is a specialty music company that provides various services, ranging from sound curation, production, and education to event planning and marketing. The Definitive Sound has provided music based services for record labels, entertainment and event companies, music education organizations, and aspiring and established artists, and, music enthusiasts. Based on a love of music and an understanding of different sonic disciplines, The Definitive Sound is a trusted authority unique and authentic musical experiences.

The Definitive Sound was founded by OP!, an experienced music industry insider, talented DJ, and tastemaker that has developed his expertise through previous works with high profile music industry organizations (Dubspot, Decon, Cornerstone Agency, Studio Distribution) and music curation/DJ services for lifestyle companies and brands (Giant Step, Hand Made Events, Acura, Fader, WITNESS, Red Bull, Heineken).

OP! is a founding member of the heralded I Love Vinyl party (at Output) and co-partner in the long established Afrokinetic party (Le Bain at The Standard Hotel & C’Mon Everybody) in New York City. As well, OP! is a resident DJ at the award winning speakeasy Bathtub Gin and the hip Royal Palm Shuffle Club, both based in NYC.

As a purveyor of all things soulful, OP! sound ranges from hip hop, r&b, reggae, pop, rock, and classics to house, future soul, and various electronic genres from the UK and musical flavors from Africa. OP! has been instrumental in shining a light on various sounds of underground, popular, and global vibes, championing good music on the world stage from South Africa, Puerto Rico, Canada, and points around the United States.

Connect with OP! on Facebook | Twitter | Website

 


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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Dubspot Radio Rewind: Pursuit Grooves + Exclusive Interview

This episode of Dubspot Radio revisits a live performance mix selection executed by Pursuit Grooves, a music producer, vocalist, and visual artist known for delivering eclectic electronic travels through experimental, soul, bass, techno, house, and hip-hop.

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Dubspot Radio Podcast welcomes producer, DJ, and vocalist Vanese Smith, aka Pursuit Grooves with a dynamic live performance delivered on her Boss SP-505, which she has been producing and performing with for nearly a decade. Her set includes exclusive beats, live improvised pieces, and a couple of tracks from her 7-track EP titled “Fox Trot Mannerisms” out on the UK dubstep imprint Tectonic. Following her performance, Vanese talks with Dutty Artz head Matt Shadetek about her creative process, developing an almost second-nature familiarity with her tools to express ideas, and the expanded Japanese version of “Fox Trot Mannerisms.”

 

 


About Pursuit Grooves

When speaking of electronic or hip hop producers who have made innovative contributions to their genre, females are rarely mentioned. Whether hard to find or never exposed, Pursuit Grooves is making it her business to deliver an important message to the world…WE DO EXIST!

Pursuit Grooves stands out from the rest not only as a female producer but as a music producer in general. Refusing to be defined or labeled she graciously accepts all of her influences to create something that is distinctly her own while owing much to the past. Inspiration includes soul/funk artists (Cameo, Sade, Loose Ends), trip hop gurus (Bjork, Massive Attack, Portishead) and hip hop producers (DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Jay Dee).

Armed with a modest studio, Pursuit Grooves manages to make a mountain out of a molehill. She is not only poised to make a place for herself in the world of music but is guaranteed to grow and prosper with the changing times. Much like her name, Pursuit Grooves plans to SEEK HUNT and CAPTURE… Your Ears.

Originally from the Washington, DC area, Pursuit Grooves (born Vanese Smith) started producing music as a teenager to accompany the lyrics/rhymes she was writing. She’s been obsessed with sound ever since.

Pursuit Grooves started turning heads and pulsating ears when she was featured on Rush Hour’s Beat Dimensions (Netherlands) compilation in 2007. The following year she earned a spot at the prestigious Red Bull Music Academy in Barcelona. Soon after she released the “Fox Trot Mannerisms” EP and “Frantically Hopeful” full length on the UK label Tectonic Recordings, all highlighting her knack for delivering varying tempos, warm melodies, and equally great abilities to sing, rap, and produce. She has also been featured on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers (UK) compilation, Cosmopolyphonic (Japan) compilation, and albums for Swede:art and Portformat on Tokyo Dawn Records (Germany). She has also produced remixes for international acts Altocamet, Planningtorock, and The Knife.

Never one for staying in a box, she creates her own path and describes her sound as “Electronic Travels through Soul, Bass, House, and Hip Hop.” Over the last few years, she has performed Live PAs (with her trusty hardware sampler) internationally including performances at Sonar Festival in Spain, Elevate Festival in Austria, and Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit to name a few. Smith also creates abstract video art as WifiHifiScifi, which sometimes accompanies her performance. She also creates under the “cinematic dub “alias 91 Fellows on the California-based Deepblak Recordings label.

Connect with Pursuit Grooves on Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud | Website

 


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.

Click here to view the embedded video.

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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