Each week, the Point Blank events calendar is packed with inspiring masterclasses, thought-provoking perspectives, techy talks and more. These events are delivered by cutting edge artists, music industry professionals, renowned tastemakers and others and are live-streamed straight to your desktop – so you’ll be able to stay inspired, learn new techniques and gain insights weekly. You can head here to see our full roster of upcoming industry events.
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DJ Snips Masterclass – A Path to Independence (6th July 19:30 BST)
On 6th July at 19:30 BST we are hosting a special live Point Blank Masterclass: DJ Snips Masterclass – A Path to Independence.
DJ Snips is a professional DJ/Producer who has been in the game for 20+ years. His career started in London, running a successful hip-hop night which he now delivers in his new place of residence, New York City. Since its inception, the night has featured performances from the likes of ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Giggs and more and continues to pull in heads from all across the hip-hop scene. As well as running events and touring the world as a DJ, DJ Snips has produced records for legendary artists on both sides of the Atlantic, including UK rappers Giggs, SAS and Sway; and US Rappers Skyzoo, Sean Price and Wu-Tang Clan’s Cappadonna. DJ Snips recently unleashed his own record label, Barbershop Records, where he releases instrumental music that covers an array of genres.
The aim of this event is to give attendees an understanding of exactly how to navigate the industry outside of the mainstream. Often we’re shown a very clear cut idea of what success in music looks like when the reality is that model works for less than 1% of artists. DJ Snips plans on giving insight into his journey and career path, how he has developed a sustainable career and how he hasn’t been forced to compromise his ideals or principles. In today’s climate, we have the tools to bypass major labels and connect fans directly to artists. The key to doing this is understanding your own brand and identifying who that resonates with.
Laptop-free Live Performance Techniques With Rhythm Droid (7th July 18:00 PDT)
Devon Hughes has been performing laptop-free live techno, house and tech-funk as Rhythm Droid since 1999. The Southern California-native has performed across the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan and China, refining a professional but raw-and-upfront live show for a wide range of audiences. In this session, Rhythm Droid will showcase all of the most effective methods for laptop-free live performance that he has distilled in his many years of club experience.
The Art of The Remix With Alex Phountzi (12th July 14:00 BST)
Join Alex Phountzi, Point Blank lecturer and renowned producer/DJ, as he demonstrates an approach to remixing a track in a broken beat style. During the workshop, he will be discussing and breaking down his recent remix for Melbourne based singer Allysha Joy on First Word Records. The key concepts that will be covered are the purpose of the remix, restructuring the song and production methods.
If you’re interested in learning more about making music in-depth, attending exclusive events with industry professionals and more, be sure to check out our courses in London, Los Angeles and Online. Plus, we’re currently offering 25% off our selected London, Online and Los Angeles courses until 12th July using the codes LONDON25, ONLINE25 and LA25 – so there’s no better time to sign up than now.
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