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Monthly Round-Up February 2018: Massive Attack, Festivals & More

What a month it’s been! In our honest opinion we’ve dropped some of the best content to come out of this site in the past month, and our video series have reached a level of consistency we’ve been striving toward for some time. Read on for the choicest cuts from the shortest, sweetest month in our monthly round-up. As always, our content is designed to help students and curious readers alike to gain insight and expertise in all facets of the music industry. To take this to the next level, head to our pages for schools in London, LA, Ibiza, Mumbai and Online.

Massive Attack – ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ Deconstruction. Live from Ableton Loop

Where else could we begin but with our latest and frankly greatest deconstruction video? Ski’s been on a roll recently with these but having sat on this one since Ableton Loop of last year, we were delighted to be able to share it in all of its HD glory. Sampling from records and bells, crafting beautiful string sounds using in-build Ableton packs, and calling in favours from friends in high places, Ski managed to respectfully recreate one of the best tunes of all time. Nuff said.

Point Blank’s Essential Guide to Festivals in 2018

To help us through the punishing winter months, our thoughts invariably turn to the summer. Of course, this means festivals and plenty of them. In the interest of helping you wade through the bloated calendar, we put together this list of our favourites, including headsy industry leaders, dirty little raves, paradisical getaways and the best of the good ol’ fashioneds in a muddy field (at least while Glastonbury has a fallow year).

DJ Ravine Studies at Point Blank

7 weeks into his studies, DJ Ravine’s vlogs have been a revelation. Around the office we can’t get enough of his insightful glimpses into the world of a Point Blank student, and they (like his production skills) just keep getting better and better.

PB Recommends #48

Our latest round-up of tracks on heavy rotation around the office and beyond. Isn’t music great?

Delve Into Phaeleh’s Live Show at XOYO

West country purveyor of lush, expansive sounds took us behind the desk at his recent show at London’s XOYO, and was kind enough to take us through his live set-up beforehand as well. An invaluable look at his process and an affirmation of the importance of the human element of performing.

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