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Episode 056 – 10 Reasons Why Producers Don’t Complete Tracks

Xenflex is the founder of BassGorilla. He has been producing music since 1996, starting with an Akai MPC drum machine sampler.

He has released records with Adapted Records, Maxxed Music and Hopscotch Records and his music has had support from EDM.com, Ni12, The Glitch Shop, and DJ support from Stickybudsand Tantric Decks, among others.

Xenflex has interviewed numerous world-famous music producers, who have shared their music production secrets with the BassGorilla community.

Several years ago, Xenflex founded BassGorilla to teach what he has learned through his life as a music producer. He has published close to 1000 tutorial videos, designed and taught various webinar courses and written over 100 articles on music production tips.

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Episode 055 – Interview With Rage Logic

Rage Logic has been playing guitar and piano his entire life, but got into producing electronic music 5 years ago after coming across dubstep and other experimental genres.

His music has been featured in Adult Swim, and he’s released collaborations with josh pan, sober rob, Manitee, and Mo Vibez.

He draws from almost all genres, but his signature sound is a mix of rattling basses, searing hot synths, and irresistible, unpredictable melodies.

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Episode 054 – Interview With VORSO

VORSO emerged with inimitably dynamic force in 2017, with his fresh approach to production and distinct, intricately heavy sound making immediate ripples and garnering widespread attention from open-minded listeners.

Initial releases on the exploratory US bass imprint UPSCALE left a searing impression, with his dynamic touch and exceptional funk attitude coming through in a series of collaborations with artists such as CLOCKVICE, CHEE & FREQUENT.

Later, his track NEEDLE on FLEXOUT caught the ear of APHEX TWIN, who was heard playing it during a tour that touched down at Spain’s legendary Primavera festival, as well as the prominent INSPECTED label which picked up and released the VIP in 2017, a year that finished with his self-released SPECTRE EP dominating the bass music scene.

With influences spanning a list of artists that includes Noisia, Ivy Lab, Emperor, Alix Perez, Joe Ford and KOAN Sound, and with many of these artists supporting his output on tour, Vorso’s spirit is firmly rooted in a diverse range of bass music, with ultra-refined production values.

A fresh wave of material is under construction, and with his recruitment into the ranks of the MethLab collective and agency – expect to see Vorso at live shows across Europe very soon.

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

After an extended layoff, we are back with our regular guest slot with Pioneer DJ Radio. We’ve had a relationship with the station for a minute now and we’re proud to put our students on the radio alongside artists like Slam, Sante and Eats Everything. 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.

Joshua Michael studied the Music Production Certificate with us back in 2016. He’s been playing since he was just 14. His early interest in electronic music has since developed into a fixation for anything house and techno. With the launch of his own club night upcoming at XOYO and his first release just around the corner, big things are in the pipeline!

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Episode 053 – Track Breakdown with Elliot Berger

First entering the scene in early 2011, after receiving support from Coldplay on a bootleg of their hit single ‘Paradise, Elliot Berger has maintained a strong voice in the melodic side of bass music.

Elliot’s career gained momentum following the release of ‘Diamond Sky’ with Denver-based vocalist Laura Brehm, the first in a handful of collaborations.

It wasn’t long before he gained the support of some of the scenes strongest players, including Monstercat, NCS, Inspector Dubplate, Fox Stevenson, Koven and more.

Fast forward to 2018, and with over 11 million combined streams on Spotify, and many millions across Soundcloud and Youtube, he shows no sign of stopping, working with a multitude of the underground bass scene’s finest artists bringing his unique brand of chillout, glitch and future bass to the masses.

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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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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.

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