Now that they’ve shared the initial info for their official Point Blank Los Angeles launch event taking place on Thursday, February 19th 2015, PB are now excited to tell you about some exclusive free giveaways happening on the day! They’ll have giveaways from AIAIAI, Ableton and Output plus they’ll be giving away a free weekend course.
'Sankofa' is both a word and symbol native to the Akan language of southern Ghana that stands for the notion that it is OK, in fact imperative, to keep looking back at the past as we move forward. After speaking to London-based producers Mumdance and Logos, and understanding how they approach sound and songwriting, DJ Mag is reminded of this term since it applies in many way to their modus operandi.
Shawn Lee is the perfect example of a dynamic artist. His varied and vast career has seen him work with The Dust Brothers and Jeff Buckley, compose award-winning videogame scores, release music on landmark labels like Wall of Sound and build up an impressive studio in the process. Point Blank took a trip to his west London Trans-Yank Studio to set Shawn a challenge – compose and record a track from scratch in two hours.
On January 16, James Yuill of folktronic fame returns, teaming up with British production newcomer Jackson, on ‘Love Love Love’ – An addictive dance/folk fusion full of good vibes, complete with James’ soft distinctive vocals, mellow organs and cool guitars.
Point Blank speak to one of the UK music industry’s most recognisable faces and voices, Zane Lowe
We hosted a special production Q&A Friday Forum Live that’s all about you! This was your chance to get involved, and have us answer your questions live on our famous weekly broadcast. We were joined by PB Head of School JC Concato who answered all of your questions live. Want to know how to fit vocals in your mix, how to create booming kick drums or how to get your track sounding as loud as possible? Make sure you watch the live broadcast back below!
In the real world, the vast majority of instruments you hear are mono. That is, a single sound source coming from a single direction. As our ears and brains decode the reflections and reverb created by the space the instrument is in, the sound appears to be ‘stereo’. If you apply this logic to mixing, it would make sense that generally, each track was mono, panned to a relevant place, and only the ambient and spatial effects would be ‘true’ stereo.
Having begun his career in the clubs of Germany in the 90s, Martin Buttrich has gone on to become one of electronic music’s most prolific producers. He’s worked with Depeche Mode, Roger Sanchez and Kelis, plus he’s remixed Madonna, Green Velvet and Tori Amos, which earned him a Grammy nomination. On teaming up with Loco Dice, he co-founded the revered Desolat Music record label in 2007, which is now home to Guti, Shlomi Aber and Dubfire.
There are just 30 days until GlobalGathering open their gates for the 2014 event and the hype is growing by the day!
The UK’s favourite dance festival - which takes place on July 25th–26th 2014 at Long Marsten Airfield, in Stratford Upon Avon - is looking bigger and better than ever this year, with enhanced production, new arenas and a massive line up including highly anticipated headline sets from The Prodigy, Chase & Status and Netsky.