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Spotlight: What to Expect from Point Blank London Open Day – RSVP Now

9 September 2021

Last week, Point Blank hosted their first in-house London open day since 2020, returning to their regular programming of in-person events. As is tradition with Point Blank’s on-campus London open days, attendees were able to take part in a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, a deconstruction from their Head of Education and Development (and master […]

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Spotlight: Ivan Pica – When You Move

3 September 2021

Ivan Pica Oscar Plaza Spanish DJ Ivan Pica has released his new track “When You Move” via Brook Gee Records. Pica has released music on Toolroom, Spinnin, Defected, Deeperfect, Hotfingers, Younan Music, Global Underground, 303Lovers, CR2, Starlight and Urbana, while also remixing the likes of Greg Cerrone, Dj Chus, Peter Gelderblom, Rene Amesz, Wally Lopez […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Masterclass – Jason Dasent On Producing Caribbean Music As a Visually Impaired Artist

2 September 2021

Point Blank are back with another masterclass, this time with the artist Jason Dasent to explore accessible music-making for musicians with disabilities and show how he, as a visually impaired musician, can still make great music. Jason Dasent is the owner/operator of Studio Jay Recording LTD. He has over 25 years of experience in all […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Techtorial – How to Sidechain Reverb Sends in Ableton Live

26 August 2021

For this tutorial, Point Blank show how you can sidechain your reverb sends in Ableton Live using a few simple techniques. Sidechain compression is a ducking effect that can be used to separate different elements in your track. It usually works by one element being sidechained by another and cancelling out a certain sound or […]

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Spotlight: Eliayanah – Love Burned Out

19 August 2021

Eliyanah Lauren Marsh / Provided by PR London-based alt-pop, indie singer-songwriter Eliyanah has released her debut single “Love Burned Out.” The song captures the feeling of going through a painful breakup in a heartfelt and raw way. She blends alternative, indie dance and pop into the three-minute track. “Love Burned Out” was produced by the […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Deconstruction – The Mandalorian Theme Song by Ludwig Göransson with Claude Ruelle

19 August 2021

Point Blank are back with another deconstruction, this time with their composition for film and TV lecturer, Claude Ruelle, breaking down the main theme behind the Disney+ show The Mandalorian. If you’re new here and not familiar with what a deconstruction entails, it’s where Point Blank take a well-known track, break it down to its […]

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Spotlight: Alexa Dark – Fade To Black And Blue (Music Video)

18 August 2021

Alex Dark Cody Smith NYC-based singer-songwriter Alexa Dark has released the music video for her song “Fade to Black and Blue.” The video channels the elegance of this graceful alternative rock ballad. Dark was raised between Spain, Germany and London. While growing up in London, Dark began writing her own songs and poetry in her […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Masterclass – How to Make a Techno Track with Captain Plugins & Mixed In Key 10 With Sara Simms

12 August 2021

For this special live masterclass, Point Blank were joined by DJ/producer Sara Simms to showcase how to make a techno track using Captain Plugins and Mixed In Key 10. Point Blank alumni, Sara Simms, is a captivating DJ, turntablist and multi-instrumentalist electronic music producer who’s known for her love of music technology. In addition to […]

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Spotlight: Point Blank Masterclass – Denis Sulta “It’s Only Real” Track Breakdown

6 August 2021

Point Blank are back with another masterclass, this time with DJ/producer Denis Sulta, breaking down his track, “It’s Only Real.” Denis Sulta, real name Hector Barbour, is a Glasgow native best known for his meticulous and diverse approach to dance music. He’s released music on influential labels such as Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Numbers and […]

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Spotlight: KPD – In London

6 August 2021

KPD Guillermo Alfonso Gomez Spanish DJ/Producer KPD has released a new single “In London” on Brook Gee Records. KPD, real name Guillermo Alfonso Gomez, drops in for a sturdy tech-house stomper with a echoing vocal samples and funky bassline. KPD has released music on Defected, Armada Deep, KMS Records, Formatik, Urbana Recordings and Toolroom, while […]

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Producer Spotlight: Sampling Pioneer RJD2 Launches New Online Sampling Course Soundfly

4 August 2021

Celebrated instrumental hip-hop producer RJD2 has launched his first-ever online course in partnership with music education platform Soundfly. This in-depth course, RJD2: From Samples to Songs, guides students through RJD2’s unique approach to chopping and flipping records, and how he arranges samples into fully realized songs. Known for his groundbreaking albums—including Deadringer and Since We […]

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Spotlight: What a Music Director Does With Kojo Samuel (Stormzy, AJ Tracey, Jessie J)

29 July 2021

To those not familiar, a Music Director can be a puzzling role within the live music industry. In this video, we demystify what exactly a Music Director does with our returning guest, Kojo Samuel. With an extraordinary musical heritage, Kojo Samuel was raised on music; his mother being legendary soul singer PP Arnold and his father […]

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