One of the many reasons to learn the craft of DJing at Point Blank is that you get the chance to have your mixes played exclusively on Pioneer DJ Radio alongside the likes of top artists like Slam, Sante and Eats Everything. We get a real kick out of showcasing our students’ talent and seeing it reach an audience of thousands each week. What’s more, because PDJR also features shows from some of the biggest and best labels out there including Cadenza, Get Physical and Defected, you never know who might be listening.
Point Blank’s brand new DJ Studio in our second London facility is sponsored by Pioneer DJ and features all of the latest top-of-the-range kit – including CDJ2000nxs, DJM2000nxs and the DDJ-SX controller
This week it was the turn of Arthur Carneiro, better known to discerning London and São Paulo partygoers as ElPeche. Part of the Sonido Trópico collective, ElPeche has been cultivating a thriving underground scene away from the commercial dance clubs in Brazil’s sprawling metropolis for the past two years. It’s a scene that returns to Brazil’s musical heritage in a bid to break with the homogeneity of the global mainstream – as you can hear in his Pioneer DJ Radio mix. Think slow BPMs, Latin flourishes and humid psychedelia. A rising artist and DJ in the UK and Brazil, Caneiro originally studied the advanced DJ course, and is currently studying Sound Engineering, Audio Mastering and Sound Design – all part of our comprehensive Music Production & Sound Engineering Complete Master Diploma – right here in London.
Speaking about the DJ course, which remained a crucial stepping stone for the artist, he says: “I learnt all the really important things like mixing, beat juggling, live bootlegging and lots more! It was also really important to start on vinyl as it teaches you to use your ears instead of your eyes, even if nowadays I have migrated to the digital world of controllers, I still feel the benefits of having learnt the harder way, as it makes your sensitivity much higher.”
Like what you hear? You can find ElPeche on Soundcloud and Facebook, along with the Sonido Trópico family. If, however, you’re looking to get out there and start creating music yourself then come and join us. You can find out more about our DJ courses in London here, or, alternatively, you can speak to a course advisor or give us a call on 0207 729 4884. If you’re calling from outside of the UK, call +44 20 7729 4884. And remember, If you’re studying with us and want to join ElPeche in getting your DJ mix played on Point Blank’s show on Pioneer DJ Radio, get in touch with Louise at Point Blank.
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