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Top 3 Deconstructions: 2020

Our Point Blank Deconstructions have become one of the many reasons those thirsty for Music Production & Sound Engineering knowledge regularly visit our site and keep coming back time and time again. For those of you who may not be familiar with what one of our deconstructions entails, it’s where Ski Oakenfull, our Head of Education and Development, takes a well-known track and breaks it down to its core elements then recreates it before your very eyes. This year has been especially prolific for our deconstruction series and has seen Ski tackle some of the year’s biggest hits.

If you’re interested in watching how beats like the below are made, our online courses are jam-packed with this kind of content. Plus, we’re currently offering 25% off our selected online and LA and London practical courses until 31st December using the codes ONLINE25, LA25 and LONDON25.

Deconstruction: Todd Terje – ‘Inspector Norse’e at LMC

In this deconstruction, Ski Oakenfull delves into the magic behind Todd Terje’s anthemic ‘Inspector Norse’ breaking down the production techniques, music theory, sound design and more.

Deconstruction: Bronski Beat – ‘Smalltown Boy’ in Ableton Live

Ski Oakenfull deconstructs the seminal dance music hit, “Smalltown Boy” by Bronski Beat. The track features a mesmerising hook which has been sampled numerous times, including Supermode (Steve Angello & Axwell of Swedish House Mafia fame) in their house classic, ‘Tell me why’.

Deconstruction: Tones And I – ‘Dance Monkey’ w/ Risa T

Ever wondered how to make a No.1 hit? In this deconstruction, Risa T shows you exactly how it’s done by breaking down Tones And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’.

If you’d like to learn more about any of the techniques shown above, Point Blank offers courses for those at any level. Our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree in London is one of the most comprehensive courses out there, with modules covering mixing, sound design, production and much more. We also offer an online alternative, in the form of our new online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree.

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