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GarageBand Tutorial: How to Make a Basic Track

Point Blank Music School has years of experience teaching Music Production, and after experimenting with many different developers, the main DAWs they teach with today are Ableton Live and Logic Pro. Both are incredibly powerful tools with limitless potential for you to make whatever kind of music you wish. The learning curve can be a little steep, however (which is why their Introduction to Music Production courses in both Logic Pro and Ableton Live are so popular in London and online), so what about the programmes designed for those at an entry level? The most famous of these is probably ... Read more

Video Premiere: Uone - Disco Dingler (Original Mix)

The 12th release from Beat & Path comes from label chief cowboy, Uone with his first solo appearance on the imprint as a deep psychedelic dubby space house track, appropriately titled “Disco Dingler”. On the package that comes out next month, Timbolleti provides the remix, while an ambient mix caps things off. Head over to our Youtube page for a special narrative of the track written by Patrick Holmes. “Disco Dingler” is available 11 June on Beat & Path Video Credits: Concept: Vision Hound Director: Steve Ward (Deisolate Films) Cinematography & Post Production: Alec Wilson Dancer: Robo Tó Produced & ... Read more

Video Premiere: Detroit Swindle - Flavourism Feat. Seven Davis Jr (Original Mix)

This year marks another step into album territory with “High life” from Heist Recordings’s Detroit Swindle. To be released 28 May, its single features the album’s cut ‘Flavourism’ with vocals from Seven Davis Jr., which has come via a package including remixes by the amazing Pépé Bradock and Boston-to-NYC house duo John Barera & Will Martin. Here, we exclusively premiere the official music video for the single, which comes by way of Amsterdam creative agency figure “Frankey”. With abstract candied characters coming to life in a twisting and turning visual representation. It is shot in various rotating boxes, each with ... Read more

Progressing In The Music Industry With Nick Halkes, Co-Founder Of XL Recordings (Pt.2)

Following on from the first video a few weeks back, Point Blank Music School return to the guest music industry masterclass given by Nick Halkes at Point Blank Music School.  Nick is currently the manager of Liam Howlett (The Prodigy), Stanton Warriors, DnB dons Bad Company UK, Ministry of Sound-signed One Bit and more. He is also a member of the Reach Up crew who are bringing their disco/boogie soundtrack to Blue Dot, Bestival and Festival Number 6 this summer. Furthermore, since the first part of this video was shared, his ‘Trailblazers’ podcast with Eddie Temple Morris has launched, which aims to explore ... Read more

Lehar Goes 'All Through The Night' In Los Angeles With REVERE

Aiming to create a night the provides as much as possible, Diynamic‘s Lehar has been bringing his “All Through The Night” concept to all corners of the globe over the past handful of months. Since its February launch in Moscow, Lehar’s spontaneous and passionate sets have been felt everywhere from Istanbul to Tulum and on 30 March he landed in Los Angeles for the first time as an artist. Going from open to close with local underground party starters REVERE, Lehar brought a complete uninterrupted flow of spirited House and straight-up Techno turmoil to the LA faithful. See also: ‘All ... Read more

Video Premiere: Hyenah - You Made Me Who I Am (Original Mix)

Off RISE​ ​MUSIC‘s​ second release, after the successful debut “Masala EP”, Hyenah delivered two stunning original tracks. The package’s A-side was ‘You​ ​Made​ ​Me​ ​Who​ ​I​ ​Am’​ – an epic, strings driven House tune that builds and until it unfolds its entire beauty in a magical and epic breakdown. Now, shot over one day in Khayelitsha in South Africa during Hyenah’s last South African tour, we present the exclusive video premiere of ‘You​ ​Made​ ​Me​ ​Who​ ​I​ ​Am’. “The Ritual EP” is NOW AVAILABLE on RISE Music BUY

Watch Point Blank Music School’s Comprehensive Guide To Setting Up Your Home Studio

Setting up your home studio correctly is a crucial first step to getting the best out of your productions. There are many factors to consider, from things like speaker placement and room treatment to ensure you are getting the most accurate sound possible, to knowing what essential equipment to purchase. All of this can be daunting when you are finding your feet in music production, so we’re here to help you get started. In this video tutorial, Point Blank Creative Director JC Concato guides you through the first steps of setting up your home studio. Starting by discussing how to ... Read more

Up In The Air: Santé & Sidney Charles

On Saturday September 29th we arrived in London to join Santé and Sidney Charles on that weekend’s mini-tour. The starting point was Kent’s The Social Festival, an event we’ve always wanted to check out. With a star studded line up awaiting us, we left with full excitement. When we arrived, we ran into the boys directly, as if they knew we were coming; both smiling from ear to ear, excited for their sets as always. The stage was a Caravan surrounded by trees, creating a very intimate setting and the boys had it going. Then, Emanuel Satie decides to jump ... Read more

Mano Le Tough Goes Once More Around The Sun

For those following Mano le Tough on social media over the past year or so, you’ll notice the artist’s consistent documentation of his (extensive) travels around the world. Last month, those travels matched with ours as we both touched down in Sousse, Tunisia for the second annual Fairground Festival, where Mano was headlining its first day. Prior to that event, I managed to sit down with Mano le Tough at our beachside hotel for a chat featured in our exclusive interview! Well, it seems as though the tables were also turned on me as now I am featured in Mano’s ... Read more

Dekmantel Release First Edition Of “Selectors” Documentary Series

Leading up to Dekmantel‘s 2016 edition and their September Croatian adventure, the festival and Grolsch have just kicked off their “Selectors” Documentary series. The first edition takes an in depth look at Amsterdam’s Red Light Radio and Red Light Records, speaking with the crews behind each. The radio station and “Digger’s Paradise” record shop act as seminal community hubs for underground dance music in Amsterdam, pushing out a passion for music that is unquestionable. Remember, Dekmantel kicks off next week from 4 – 7 August. The Selectors Stage will feature the likes of Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman, Donato Dozzy, Lena ... Read more

Add Custom Lighting Effects To Serato DJ Sets With New Hardware

Serato DJs (are you still out there?) will soon be able to incorporate lighting into their DJ sets. Through Soundswitch, professional lighting (as claimed by the company) will be accessible to everyone, bypassing the need for expensive visual professionals (in theory) at DJ performances. basically the package, created by a New Zealand company, acts as a bridge between Serato and the DMX Lighting Systems (the industry standard), attached lighting effects to audio cues. Of course, DJs who want tp use the technology will have to find a pretty intensive, professional lightning system somewhere to “practice,” but at least it bypasses ... Read more

When The Strange Sounds From Beyond Take Over…

June 26 saw the Strange Sounds From Beyond emitted via three stages in Amsterdam’s Noordlicht. The likes of Young Marco, Gilles Peterson, Omar Souleyman, Antal, Ata Kak, and more brought intelligent dance music of all descriptions on a day the dance music establishment (Awakenings) otherwise would have monopolized. Instead, some 3,000 (or so) of the city’s most eclectic party animals danced the day away to the sounds of Syria, Africa, Greece, USA, and way more in a veritable orgy of world sounds. See also: Party Report: Strange Sounds From Beyond The analog feel of the festival was definitely not lost ... Read more

Watch America’s Last Disco Ball Maker In Action

Louisville, Kentucky mirror manufacturer Omega National Products is the last company in the United States actively building and distributing Disco Balls. Recently, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt profiled the business and its assembler Yolanda Baker, who explained how four decades prior the company employed 25, churning out some 20 Disco Balls per day. Now, that number is significantly less with Yolanda the only member of the assembly line. Baker mentions how her company has been the victim of outsourcing, specifically from Chinese companies who make and sell the mirrored item at a fraction of the cost (some $125 vs ... Read more

Prolific Techno Producer Vince Watson To Participate in Netherlands TEDxEde

Reflecting back on a career spanning the best part of two decades many would be content on resting on their laurels, Vince Watson on the other hand is just getting warmed up. The Glaswegian producer announced a self-renovation just over a year ago, claiming to be at the beginning of his career regardless of releasing his first piece of electronic music on Dave Angel’s Rotation imprint back in 1995. See also: Full Premiere: Nadja Lind & Paul Loraine – Velocity (Vince Watson Remix) Any ignorant person would call this nonsense, but with the past couple of years boasting releases on ... Read more

2MANYBUTTONS Is The Anti “Press Play” Satire Video

Perhaps drawing inspiration from Andy Samberg and Saturday Night Live, the Norwegian sketch comedy collective Kollektivet has produced a new parody video poking fun at the all-too-frequent electronic music performer problem, having just too many buttons in your gear. As you can see, Kollektivet take a different approach to the usual “press play” DJ satire with the mockumentary clip. The premise is simple, instead of one button, the featured duo simply have too many and no idea what any do.  The setup features a dizzying array of launchpads, controllers and triggers that control everything from loops and sounds to foreign objects like light fixtures and ... Read more