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Episode 052- Interview with X-Ray Ted & Track Breakdown

X-Ray Ted breaks down his Glitch-Hop remix of the 2004 Tanya Stephens track “It’s a Pity”.

X-Ray Ted is a DJ & producer from Bristol, UK, specialising in Party Breaks, Hip Hop, Funk & Bass.

His multi-genre sets & production have gained him support from the likes of DJ Yoda, The Craig Charles’ Funk and Soul Show on BBC 6 Music, and international clothing label Superdry.

His energetic live sets, paired with his technical ability as a turntablist, have gained him headline performances across the globe including 2016 & 2017 tours across Canada and Europe, and making him a regular at almost every major UK festival.

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Listen to Point Blank on Pioneer DJ Radio: Guest Mix from Swift-O

Welcome back to our fortnightly mix series with Pioneer DJ Radio, our longest running guest radio slot and home to artists like Slam, Sante and Eats Everything. Pioneer are a huge global brand and their radio station is no different, and this fantastic opportunity is open to Point Blank students only. If you’re a PB student or graduate and think your mixes belong on the biggest stations along with that illustrious company, send them to oliver@pointblankmusicschool.com.

South-East London’s Swift-O has been DJing since the age of 16, and earlier this year came to study with at Point Blank to further hone his skills. Less than a year on, he is a resident DJ with Abiding and has played at key tech-house spots across London including Lightbox, Egg and 93 Feet East. Influenced by the likes of Sidney Charles, Sonny Fodera and Detlef, his Pioneer DJ Radio Mix reflects the flavour and style of his sets in 2017, supporting the likes of Artikal (Abode), Casimm (Defected) and Mad Villains (Toolroom). Look out for more in 2018 from Swift-O, including some upcoming productions.

Want your mixes heard by the world? Or are you a beginner wanting to learn? Our DJ courses can help you either way. Or if making tracks and live performance is your thing, have a look at our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, which includes comprehensive instruction in both. If you want to see the state-of-the-art facilities yourself, book a tour by contacting a course advisor or give us a call on +44 207 729 4884. And don’t forget to send your mixes to Ollie at Point Blank if you’re studying with us and want your DJ mix played on Point Blank’s slot on Pioneer DJ Radio.

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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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BassGorilla Is Closing. Here’s Why.

You may know that we just finished our 5th Year Anniversary Remix Contest. We released the stems of finished tracks from three of our courses – a neuro dubstep track by Joe Ford, a future bass track by Killabyte and a glitch hop track by Slynk.

A shortlist of top entries will be announced in the next 24 to 48 hours, and the official winners will be announced on Monday 11th December. Prizes include a Moog Sub Phatty, Maschine Mikro, SubPac S2, and premium software tools from iZotope and FabFilter.

THE BIG NEWS: WHY BASSGORILLA IS CLOSING

The last five years have been an amazing journey, but after careful consideration we’ve decided to close BassGorilla for the foreseeable future. Watch the video below to find out why.

If you’re surprised by this news and worried about missing out on the very best BassGorilla has to offer, there is some VERY good news – watch the video to find out more.

(After you watch this video, click here to find out how you can take advantage of this opportunity before we close)

 

Full details here: https://go.bassgorilla.com/backstage-pass-closing/

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Episode 051- Interview with Ill Esha

Ill-Esha (pronounced ill-EE-sha) is a Canadian electronic music artist, producer, singer and DJ known for her work in the bass music world, as well as her unique style of singing and DJing simultaneously.

From an early age ill-esha had a musical background and she began her career as a vocalist, MC and Drum and Bass DJ in the late 1990s.

She was a pioneer in the blending of electronic music genres such as broken beats, hip hop, breaks with D&B during her sets. She released several glitch/dubstep EPs on San Francisco-based Muti Music, and Austin-based label Gravitas Recordings.

Most recently ill-esha has been inspired by future bass, the 80s, and galactic soundscapes – her most recent full-length album, “Hyperbolic Space Crochet” is out via acclaimed producer Starkey’s boutique label Seclusiasis.

She has also joined the fast-growing Hebinomichi music crew and continues to collab and release via their label.

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

When it comes to DJing, the best way to gain confidence and take your skills forward is to record your mixes, get to know your style, refine those mixes and get them out there! As per usual, Point Blank students are given a leg-up to do exactly that. Our longest running guest radio slot is with Pioneer DJ Radio, home to artists like Slam, Sante and Eats Everything. If you think your mixes belong alongside that illustrious company, don’t hesitate to send your mixes to oliver@pointblankmusicschool.com.

Aldanya is a techno DJ hailing from Switzerland. Her pan-European heritage has instilled her with a wide range of references, and her basis in classical piano means her musical foundation is rock-solid. Her sets are bedded in groove, driven by basslines and melodic flourishes, while a connection with the audience is key. For this mix, she flies through an hour of deep, moody techno, showing off a knack for dropping in vocal tracks at key moments for maximum impact.

Point Blank’s state-of-the-art DJ Studio in London. Supported by Pioneer DJ, it features all of the latest top-of-the-range kit – including CDJ2000nxs, DJM2000nxs and the DDJ-SX controller

Want your mixes heard by the world? Or are you a beginner wanting to learn? Our DJ courses can help you either way. Or if making tracks and live performance is your thing, have a look at our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, which includes comprehensive instruction in both. If you want to see the state-of-the-art facilities yourself, book a tour by contacting a course advisor or give us a call on +44 207 729 4884. And don’t forget to send your mixes to Ollie at Point Blank if you’re studying with us and want your DJ mix played on Point Blank’s slot on Pioneer DJ Radio.

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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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.

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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Magnetic x Point Blank Mix Series 001: Gabby Gunn – Submit your Mix for 002!

We’re delighted to be launching the new Magnetic x Point Blank Mix series, in association with Magnetic Magazine. For the first entry, we begin with the first PB x Pioneer DJ Accelerator Programme representative, and recent Point Blank graduate: Gabby Gunn. Gabby has a regular slot on Radar Radio, has previously produced mixes for Pioneer DJ Radio and Funky SX Radio, and recent gigs include Blissfields Festival, Secret Garden Party and Creamfields. She is also due to take her unique live/DJ hybrid set to Amsterdam Dance Event for Pioneer DJ Presents: Gabby Gunn Live Featuring the TORAIZ SP-16. Take a listen to the mix below.

This is the first of a new monthly series and we want your mixes for submission! All you need to do is record a mix that’s one hour long, and send it to oliver@pointblankmusicschool.com. Magnetic Magazine is the brainchild of the team that produced BPM Magazine, and is committed to covering all aspects of electronic music culture and everything it entails. In addition to Point Blank’s own channels which reach an excess of 1m followers, Magnetic Magazine is respected the world over and reaches 33k+ on Instagram, 61k+ on Facebook and 22k+ on Twitter. All of which guarantees that these mixes are given the exposure you need to really push your DJ skills, so get mixing!

Gabby Gunn

Please note that this call-out is for Point Blank Students and Alumni only. If you’d like to have access to this and many more fantastic opportunities then why not join us at Point Blank. We offer a range of courses in DJing, Music Production, Radio and Sound Engineering, in London, Los Angeles, Ibiza and Mumbai, as well as online.

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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Episode 050- Interview with Ekcle

When it comes to beautiful, unique electronic music, Ekcle has to be right up there with the best. That’s saying something.

Their first release since their incredible debut EP Deshoda, is right up to the standard that it set. Starting off with a church atmosphere, the song takes you on an emotional journey with rises and falls; joy and mood.

It’s rare that a song can consume you for six minutes, but those six minutes of magic and bliss will be the best six minutes of your day. Make sure to take your time to appreciate the different elements of the song, especially the sampling and percussion.

“Give Credence”, is light years ahead of mainstream electronic music, as are Ekcle as artists.

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Episode 049 – Interview with Kid Kamillion

Hailing from the dirty south mecca of New Orleans, Bryan Normand, known by his 808 bass-slanging alter-ego Kid Kamillion, began his career in high school as he put down his skateboard and turned to spinnin’ records. By college he was curating an underground music movement throughout the south and began taking over the New Orleans nightlife scene.

Kid Kamillion took his knowledge of true southern hip-hop, and over 10 years of “rave culture” tweaked with his personal innovation and creativity, and pioneered a sound that quickly gained the attention and recognition of dance music ambassador A-Trak for the Kid Kamillion edit of “Heads Will Roll”.

Kid Kamillion rapidly built a stout reputation amongst heavy hitters throughout the producer, DJ, and festival scenes. The year 2013 was beyond groundbreaking for Kid Kamillion as it kicked off with him playing the Jay-Z Super Bowl party. Shortly thereafter he was playing shows all over the country, and even ventured out to playing shows in Europe.

As a producer, Kid Kamillion has numerous collaborations with global hit maker Diplo and Berlin based techno giant Boys Noize, in addition to producing tracks for club legends Spank Rock and Kid Sister. Currently, Kid Kamillion spends most of his time jetting between Miami and Los Angeles and also in Houston producing with long-time friend and fellow New Orleans native Mannie Fresh.

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Website: http://kidkamillion.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/kidkamillion

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Episode 047 – Interview with Bentz

BENTZ first hit the the electronic music scene in 2012. Since then he has provided a steady stream of diverse music touching on genres including Trap, House, and even his own brand of Future Bass that incorporates complex music theory with ethereal and relaxing beats. Ben Crossgrove, also known as BENTZ is an accomplished Jazz bassist that brings his own flair of musicianship into all of his works. BENTZ resides in Upstate New York and continues to make his name known in all areas of electronic music.

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Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bentzmusic

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bentzmusic

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