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Watch a Grime Track Breakdown & Interview w/ Nat Powers (Run DMC, Pharcyde, Giggs)

With a CV of production spanning legends and newcomers alike from the UK and the US, Nat Powers is deservedly viewed within the top tier of hip-hop producers. Collaborations with the likes of Run DMC, The Pharcyde, D Double E and Giggs tell you everything you need to know about the regard in which he is held. As such, you can imagine how thrilled we were to be able to sit down and have a chat with him. He was warm and generous with his time, and we’re proud to share with you the following video of his recent visit to our studios in London. Check out the full list of courses we offer in London here. For those unable to make it to our London school, we are currently offering a huge 25% off 25% online courses and 30% off LA courses, plus a free copy of Ableton Suite until January 12th, so make sure you enrol soon!

In the video above we get a glimpse into the workings of the self-styled ‘producer, writer and human being’ Nat Powers. He tells us about the old rock n roll bands he grew up listening to and how The Beastie Boys opened his eyes to the world of hip-hop. We focus on the massive ‘Lovely Jubbly’ he made with D Double E: how each of the elements were made in and out of the box, the inspiration of classic video-game sounds and how the crunchy arpeggiated synth led the track’s development. On a broader level, he gives us some insight in the workings of grime, and some choice advice to aspiring producers about how the track’s you don’t think are your best can sometimes be the ones that really capture others’ imagination.

There are loads more videos with fantastic artists on our Youtube channel, which you can find by clicking through the video above, as well as free demonstrations and sample lessons. To get the most from Point Blank though, taking a course with us is the way to go. We offer a BA (Hons) degree in Music Production and Sound Engineering here in London and Online, which is the most comprehensive course we offer, supplying students with all the tools they need to make a career for themselves in the industry. There are more streamlined courses on offer too, in Production, Composition and Mixing, among others. For more info contact us using this form, or call 020 7729 4884.

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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 events & masterclasses at Point Blank.


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