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‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’: Christmas Deconstruction Special (FFL!)

If there’s one thing that we at Point Blank like to do, in our world of plenty, is spread of smile of joy. Which is why, live at 1pm today we invite you to the Point Blank Christmas Lodge for the final FFL! of the year. Join Ski Oakenfull, PB’s very own deconstruction genius as he turns his attention to an enduring festive classic – 1984’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’. Yes, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure’s seminal Christmas epic and incisive protest song remains as timeless as the fashions sported by the constellation of ’80s pop talent who featured on track. Expect Ski to  unfix the wrapping on this extravagant bauble in a bid to get to the heart of track – he’ll be showing how they put the latest hardware of the day to use, including the Yamaha DX7, PPG Wave and Drumtraks. Plus, they’ll be a few surprises along the way – because what’s Christmas without some gifts? Clanging chimes of doom, not so much.

If you want to learn a lot more about music production and make the most of our amazing facilities, great student opportunities and amazing guest speakers, you can find out more about our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. If you want to come down and see our studios for yourself, we host tours every Wednesday at 17:30 and Saturdays at 12:30. Click here to book yourself on one. And, by the way, Merry Christmas!

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** Editors note: Things have moved on significantly since this article was published 🙂 Please head to our blog homepage for the very latest track deconstructions & masterclasses at Point Blank.

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