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DJ Ravine Reports from IMS Ibiza 2018

Point Blank’s connection with IMS Ibiza runs deep: you may have caught our recent video following the 2018 Accelerator winner and Point Blank student Ambian on his trip to play at IMS in support of Seth Troxler and Flashmob, and you may or may not know that PB students get discounted tickets to the event every year. You probably don’t know what our man DJ Ravine got up to when he accompanied Ambian on his trip this year – but you can find out the video below. We love the white isle so much that last year we opened Point Blank Ibiza, where you can take a two-week intensive course in DJing and production by day and head out into the island’s world-famous nightlife by night – the best way to fully immerse yourself in the culture. The next courses begin in less than a week, so hurry if you would like to snap up the last remaining places.

The International Music Summit in Ibiza is one of the biggest events in the global dance music calendar. Set in the spiritual epicentre of clubland, leading figures and inspirational artists fly in from all over the world to give lectures and host panels on the most important things happening in the industry. It’s a fantastic way to keep up with the latest developments and make sure that, whatever your involvement in music, you stay at the cutting edge of what’s going on. There are loads of masterclasses and workshops too and this year that included our own DJing masterclass with Andrea Oliva.

Of course, a trip to Ibiza wouldn’t be complete with a little partying, and in his video dispatch from IMS, DJ Ravine takes us along to the centrepiece of the event – the Dalt Vila party, this year featuring the likes of Dixon and Maceo Plex. He also shows us around the amazing classrooms and gorgeous surroundings of Point Blank Ibiza.

If you’d like to study with us out there, you have three options, each expertly tailored to fit in with whatever your interests might be. The original DJ/Producer course is perfect if you would like to split your time between making tracks and playing them, giving you a boost to get started in the world of electronic music. Given we’re back for our second year, we also offer an Advanced DJ/Producer course for those with a bit more experience or who perhaps did the original course last year. Expect to fine-tune your skills here and really begin to get creative. Finally, we have the DJ/Radio course, on which you will learn the ins and outs of radio production and presenting as well as how to spin tracks – perfect if what you really want to do is rule the airwaves. Get in touch if you have any questions.

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Go Behind the Scenes w/ Accelerator Programme Winner Ambian at IMS Ibiza

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Dalt Villa in Ibiza, and all its surrounding natural beauty, we followed the winner of this year’s Point Blank x Pioneer DJ Accelerator programme on his first major trip with us to play at the world-renowned IMS Ibiza, an electronic music summit like no other. Ambian is studying his degree with us currently, on the BA (Hons) in Music Production and Sound Engineering, quality assured by Middlesex University, and the Accelerator programme is a result of a collaboration between two of electronic music’s biggest institutions in Point Blank and Pioneer DJ. Check the video below and watch Ambian as he embarks on his biggest year yet.

With DJs and performers at the very top of their game flying in from all over the world, between 23 and 25 May there was nowhere else we’d rather be in the world than on the famous white isle. As well as our own masterclass featuring Andrea Oliva, we were represented by Ambian, supporting none other than Flash Mob and Seth Troxler with his favoured brand of afro house and melodic techno.

As he points out, IMS is a fantastic place to meet likeminded music people and network – the first of many opportunities to advance his career as much as possible over the course of the year. His first time at IMS, he even got the chance to drop a tune of his into his set at the Hard Rock, which you can hear in the video. With his goal of becoming a world-renowned DJ and producer firmly in sight, this is certainly a big first step.

Feeling inspired? As mentioned Ambian studies his degree with us at Point Blank, and this is just one of many opportunities open to our students. We’ve recently added two new degree courses, also quality assured by Middlesex University, launching next academic year. They are the BA (Hons) in Music Production and DJ Practice and the BA (Hons) in Music Industry Management, so you can tailor your studies to your exact preference. For more information or to book a studio tour, contact us on +44 20 7729 4884.

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Enrol Now at Point Blank Ibiza for Summer 2018. Save €150 with a 10% Earlybird Discount

Though we’ve well and truly entered the depths of winter, we can’t help but let our minds wander to the next time we’ll be able to step outside without three layers and a scarf. We’re sure that, like us, you could use a reminder that the sun is out there somewhere. So we’ve turned our attention to our Ibiza courses and started planning our next summer spent on the white isle. We’ve recently announced some improvements and expansion in the courses on offer, and to give you a proper understanding of what you can expect, we’re delighted to share this video with you from last summer. There’s no better place to immerse yourself in nightlife and DJing, and there’s no better time to book your place, as we’re offering 10% all Ibiza courses to the earlybirds who book before 31 December. Just enter the code: 10IBIZA on enrolment to claim your discount.

In the video, get a look at the students at work: honing their skills in our classroom, hearing from our expert instructors at talks and workshops, and playing their own sets on the gorgeous rooftop at the Ocean Drive Hotel. Hear testimonials from the students too, telling us (as if they need to) what’s so special about their two weeks spent learning to DJ and produce by day, and partying in the world most famous clubbing hotspot by night.

One of last summer’s students playing atop the Ocean Drive Hotel

The courses on offer at Point Blank Ibiza include our original DJ/Producer course which offers the perfect introduction or opportunity to brush up on your skills, an Advanced DJ/Producer course so those who have either studied with us before or have some experience of their own can take their sets to the next level, plus a new DJ/Radio course where students learn with an angle on braodcasting in the most dynamic part of the music industry. If you’d like to know more, call +44 20 7729 4884 or use our contact form.

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Point Blank Ibiza is Back This Summer with Two New Courses – Enrol Today

Summer in Ibiza… for lovers of dance music and club culture what better place is there spend the hot months than the beautiful White Isle. We certainly can’t think of anywhere, which is why we’re heading back again this year and expanding on the first round of courses we offered in 2017. 2018 will see the introduction of Advanced DJ/Producer and DJ/Radio, as well as the return of the DJ/Producer course from last year. On these courses we throw you right into the heart of what the island is all about, giving you a chance to go beyond the typical sun, sea and clubbing experiences and actually step behind the booth yourself in some of the island’s most iconic clubs. You’ll get discounts and freebies for loads of parties too, so there’s really no better way to enjoy the island.

We know a trip to Ibiza can be one of the most spectacular experiences of your life. The gorgeous landscape, famed sunny sunshine beaches and of course the world-famous clubs combine to give an experience like no other. We also know what it’s like to share those moments in Amnesia, Pacha or Space (RIP) and wish you could be standing at the other side of the booth. That’s why we decided to open Point Blank Ibiza and offer the chance to take the first steps on that path. Check out some photos below from last year of students playing on the rooftop of Ocean Drive Hotel, and in-class for a flavour of what’s on offer.

The Ocean Drive Hotel

Ocean Drive Roof Terrace by day

Ocean Drive Roof Terrace by night

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Students are taught how to DJ with a range of tools including CDJs, controllers and turntables

A student getting to grips with Pioneer’s peerless DJM900NXS

Students celebrating at the end of their course – with PB Lead DJ Instructor Ben Bristow

The courses are split like so: Advanced DJ/Producer lets you take last year’s courses that step further or build on your own existing experience, while DJ/Radio can not only teach you how to mix with the best of them but also how to get your mixes out on the airwaves. The original DJ/Producer course also returns, so whatever your level, we can offer you a fortnight like no other.

All courses come with a host of fantastic perks thrown in. There’s free software worth a total of £619, free travel to and from the idyllic setting of the Can Blau music school, plus fantastic deals with a choice of hotels including a special luxury option. Get the full lowdown on our Ibiza school here and don’t hesitate to get in touch to secure your place.

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Point Blank Ibiza Completes its First Term – Check out the Highlights

As the July term of our new Ibiza course gets underway, we thought it an apt time to recap the first term at our new Balearic campus. Held at Can Blau Music School, Point Blank Ibiza offers its students the chance to learn the core skills of music production and DJ’ing whilst being immersed in one of the centres of electronic music. There are still a small number of spaces available for August, so check out our course page and book yourself in before they’re all gone!

Ibiza students in the Music Production class

Point Blank’s Head DJ Instructor Ben Bristow shows students basic turntable mixing

DJ students at Point Blank learn all mediums, from vinyl turntables to CDJ, USB and laptop mixing

A Point Blank Ibiza student shows off his skills at Rio Ibiza, one of the venues students have the opportunity to play at on the island

Another PB student spinning at Rio Ibiza

The students at Rio Ibiza. Everyone still managed to make it to class the next day!

Graham Sahara of Pioneer DJ hosts a guest masterclass

PB Ibiza students DJ poolside at Hotel Puchet

Henry Sarmiento, the owner of Sonic Vista Studios, leads a masterclass for Point Blank Ibiza students

The last night of the course saw Point Blank Ibiza students open for Ben Hoo at Ocean Drive 

A student putting the newly-acquired skills to the test!

As well as DJ opportunities, students at Point Blank Ibiza were also given guest list spaces at iconic nightclub Pacha

Our Ibiza course provides an incredible chance to learn the core skills of a music producer and DJ whilst immersed in one of the centres of electronic music. The course is limited to just 20 spaces and is selling fast, so enrol today to ensure your place. Upon enrolment, you’ll receive a free copy of Ableton Suite and Rekordbox DJ, worth over £620 / €740, plus access to 50% off Native Instruments. For more information, contact our Course Advisors here or call 0207 729 4884 or if you’re calling internationally, use the number +44 20 7729 4884.

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Student Opportunity: DJ at Ibiza Club Rio Throughout the Summer

From internships and gigs to full-time jobs and session work, we are committed to helping our students and graduates succeed in music beyond their studies by providing regular industry opportunities. Now, as our Ibiza school gears up for its first term in June, Next Ibiza are offering all Point Blank students and graduates the chance to secure a slot at one of their weekly Saturday parties at Rio Ibiza. These nights are held every Saturday over the course of the summer, so there are multiple opportunities to perform. If selected, you will join a line up promoted across 1,500 brochures and several radio stations on the island, increasing your profile and paving the way for future opportunities!

This is an opportunity for all PB students, whether you study in Ibiza, London, Los Angeles or online. Please note however, successful applicants will have to pay for their own flights to the island, so this opportunity would be ideal for those who are travelling to Ibiza this summer and would to get line up some DJ gigs during their trip. To apply, send a suitable mix plus your relevant experience to louis@pointblankmusicschool.com.

If you are considering a trip to Ibiza this summer, Point Blank’s brand new Ibiza school can help you hit the ground running. Our two-week Ibiza DJ/Producer course will lay the foundations for your burgeoning music career and our special guest masterclasses will set you in good stead moving forwards. We will also be hosting networking events, providing students with the opportunity to perform at the Ocean Drive hotel and Hotel Pacha. This is the perfect way to start your season in Ibiza, warming you up for the rest of the Summer! To book a course, contact one of our course advisors here.

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