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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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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.

Listen to the Audio (MP3) version of the Interview here:

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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.

Listen to the Audio (MP3) version of the Interview here:

Or you can Download the Interview Audio file.

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Website: http://kidkamillion.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kidkamillion/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/Kid-Kamillion

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.

Listen to the Audio (MP3) version of the Interview here:

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Follow Bentz here:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bentzmusic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bentzmusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bentzmusic

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

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Episode 046 – Interview with Jay Robinson

Jay Robinson releases bass heavy beats on Night Bass.

Jay’s productions have found their way into the sets and playlists of some of the world’s biggest names, with Armand Van Helden, Moby, Fake Blood, Laurent Garnier, DJ Q, Treasure Fingers, AC Slater, Zinc, and B Traits all regularly championing his tracks.

He’s played sets in Birmingham, Manchester, Southend, Leicester, Swansea, North Wales,London, Dublin, Ukraine, Paris, Germany, Bratislava, Marbella (Spain), Holland, Belgium and loads more.

“I make music. It is noisy. I play it loud”- Jay Robinson

Listen to the Audio (MP3) version of the Interview here:

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Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/djjayrobinson

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/jayrobinsonmusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/djjayrobinson

Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/DjJayRobinson/

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Episode 045 – Interview with Mr. Bill Day

Mr. Bill (aka Bill Day), Is an Aussie born and Denver, Colorado based music producer. He probably doesn’t need to be introduced in electronic music circles as he is one of the hottest artists in the glitch hop scene. Here is Mr. Bill describing his own music, “it is a mix of unlatched, glitchy breakbeats, heavy, swung-out bass lines and flawless edits with a large dash of palatable melodic content.” Boom.

Check out our interview and keep this man on your radar.

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Soundcloud: https://twitter.com/mrbillstunes

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrbillstunes

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrbillstunes/

Website: http://mrbillstunes.com/

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Episode 044 – Interview with Killabyte

Kyle Girard, aka Killabyte may be from the small town of Murphys, California, but don’t let his sleepy town fool you. His tunes are BIG! In addition to being represented by the same team that manage acts like Downlink, Said the Sky, Trollphace and Twine. Kyle has also gained support from the likes of Adventure Club, Protohype, Virtual Riot, and Rekoil. All before the age of 20.

Check out our interview and keep this young man on your radar. Not only is he going to be a successful artist, but he will be a game-changer as well.

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Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/killabytemusic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/killabytemusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/killabytemusic

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

 

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Dubspot Radio Rewind: J.Pennyworth + Exclusive Interview

Dubspot Radio Podcast revisits an exclusive interview and chill mix selection recorded live by a Dubspot student known as J.Pennyworth during our weekly Open House sessions. 

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J.Pennyworth Interview

Following his DJ set at Dubspot’s NYC Open House Sunday sessions, J.Pennyworth shares his musical and non-musical influences, his individual DJ style, and creative process.

Describe your DJ style.

I would say my style is pretty free. I wouldn’t say I’m a super organized DJ who labels all tracks or uses Mixed in Key for everything. I get a general sense of what I want to play if I know I have a set time frame to DJ. I also avoid staying within the same BPM for an extended amount of time. I am constantly changing things up to keep the audience on their feet.

Tell us a little bit about your experience at Dubspot, what classes you took and how this shaped you as an artist.

I started at Dubspot just over a year ago, as of a month ago I wrapped up my Electronic Music Production program. It was the best thing I’ve ever done. I remember before I went to college, over five years ago, seeing Dubspot videos online and thinking how amazing it would be to actually attend Dubspot. I didn’t think I’d ever see myself going to Dubspot, but taking a year right out of college to complete the EMP program was the best choice I could have made in pursuing my musical career. I think it has made me more confident as a producer. My workflow is ten times faster, and it has given me the tools to hold my own as an artist in this competitive world. I think without going to Dubspot and getting the full sense of music production, my creativity would have been held back as a result of not being familiar with the software. Now I am able to think about a sound I want to make and create it using Ableton Live and the skills I have acquired from Dubspot.

Describe your sound and tell us a bit more about your creative process.

As a result of attending Dubspot, I have developed a new project, completely different from what I was making prior to Dubspot. I can confidently say that Dubspot shapes you as an artist, but more importantly helps you to develop your own sound. I have found my niche, and I have been putting out remixes online while I wrap up my first original EP.

I would say my sound is low-key, anywhere from chillwave to hip hop, taking elements from cinematic scores to abstract sounds. It’s tough to label it under one genre, but I would say it’s definitely ‘chill.’ Some records I will use a lot of audio and sampling with almost no MIDI composition, but some records I find myself deep into digital synthesis coming up with cool sounds. I think most importantly, it’s the sound that I feel most connected to. I am not trying to push myself towards any certain artist or genre, I just do… and the final product is J.Pennyworth.

What are some non-musical influences and musical influences?

As far as non-musical influences go, I get a lot of inspiration from photography as I have a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. I’ve found myself taking influences from different cultures I have come across in my travels. I think my best advice for someone producing music is to constantly step back from the music and take your focus to something else. Just by staying active or going outside the musical world, you can let your mind focus on something other than a computer screen. You will be so surprised how little things will spark creativity you could never imagine.

Regarding musical influences, I just love seeing live music. It could be a band or a DJ set; I love seeing what other artists are working with, what kind of songs they are making or playing. I get fixated on artists for an extended period of time where I am on YouTube watching live performances or looking on Google images at their live setup. It’s nerdy I know, but I’m sure I’m not alone on that.

What artists are grabbing your attention right now?

I would say someone that has really grabbed my attention recently would be Kilter, an amazing producer out of Australia. He has great productions and has really been stepping up his live sets by incorporating drums and live vocalists. I also think Odesza has really stepped it up over the past year with their remixes and debut album; I see them pushing electronic music in a very interesting way. Finally, Chrome Sparks – I saw him perform with his band a couple of months ago, and I was blown away. He is super creative in performing all of his records with a live drummer and other instruments.

Where can we see you play?

I actually have my first live show in Baltimore at the Ottobar opening up for Cibo Matto. I am focusing more on my production, getting a solid body of work together and then I will dive into the performance side. However, I am very excited to perform live as I’ll be working with an Ableton Push and some MIDI drum pads. Stay updated with my page to find out where you can catch me next.

 


About J.Pennyworth

A 25-year-old producer originally hailing from the United States, Evan Slagle (aka J.Pennyworth) currently resides in Hong Kong, SAR where he owns and operates his recording studio – The Record Room. His music style fluctuates from record to record, however listeners will find influences of Asian elements driven by abstract beats.

Connect with J.Pennyworth on Twitter | SoundCloud 

 


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.

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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Episode 043 – Interview with Gone Viral Record’s Artists

Gone Viral Records, based in beautiful British Colombia Canada, is bringing you the best of the best in underground tunage. Not only from BC but from around the globe. We sat down with the founder and CEO DJ.Kom and Gone Viral’s fixture “Bass Badass” GDLK.

The sitdown was enlightening and entertaining. At one point Dj. Kom breaks out dance moves you can’t miss. While GDLK clues us into his artist persona that is nothing short of GOD LIKE!

In this interview we discuss:

  • Starting and Running a Label
  • Artist Branding
  • Vancouver & Denver Scene
  • Self Mastering vs. Having someone else do it and many more

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Follow & Submit to Gone Viral Records

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/goneviralrecords

Track Submissions: goneviralrecords@gmail.com

Artist’s Information:

Dj.Kom: Owner and Founder of Gone Viral Records

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dJ-Kom

Twitter: https://twitter.com/officialdjkom

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialdjkom

GDLK: Gone Viral Records Artist

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gdlkdub

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GDLKdub

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gdlkdub/

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