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Recently, PB students got the chance to witness the drum ‘n’ bass legend doing his thing in the studio.  Point Blank make sure their students have access to the best facilities with the latest music production equipment, expert instructors who’ve worked with everyone from Bob Marley to Kanye West and incredible industry opportunities and discounts, and they also make sure their students get real-life experience in the music and recording industry.

That’s why they teamed up with Goldie – d’n’b legend and friend of PB – to give their students a chance to help record drums for an upcoming project. The result was an inspiring and insightful session with Goldie recording three drummers simultaneously at Assault and Battery studios in North-West London.

As usual there were some choice moments from Goldie, remarking: “When you think about Point Blank now, 20 years ago a school like that would never exist – and that is a really strong thing.” Course instructor Anthony Chapman echoed Goldie’s sentiments: “Back then, the technology wouldn’t have been capable of doing what we’re doing today. Now I can export all the stems tonight and the production team can get to work straight away.” 

You can watch the result below and make sure you subscribe to Point Blank’s YouTube channel for more tutorials and live events.

If you want to learn recording techniques like the ones in this video and get the chance to work with huge electronic music artists and producers, Point Blank’s Music Production and Sound Engineering Master Diploma teaches you everything you need to know, including a special Sound Engineering module. Find out more about PB’s Music Production and Sound Engineering Master Diploma here.

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House legend Erick Morillo refuses to make a bad tune.  “The Restorer” is the latest release on Subliminal Records, and this one will take you to church.  Haunting synths take background to sampled preachings, creating kind of an eerie vibe.  A huge bassline cuts in and reminds you that this is a massive house track.  Think about Ibiza while you blast this one, and go grab it on Beatport.

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Life’s a bitch and then you die. The haunting lyrics of Nas on his recent single have been echoed through the years of hip-hop. Dallas newcomer Zander has given us the reason to live up the motto in his low-end driven house flip, with a deep wobble, stabbing bassline and a hint of breaks for good measure. Fans of Jack Beats, Amine Edge & Dance and Tchami will be all over this one. Grab it below for FREE DOWNLOAD!

Enter to win a VIP experience including a table for you + 5 friends and more for Visionquest ft. Lee Curtiss, Ryan… in Gotta Dance Dirty's Hangs on LockerDome

The legendary Visionquest crew, featuring Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson, & Shaun Reeves, is back in town this Thursday, July 2nd, for a night of underground revelry presented by InDeep & FNGRS CRSSD at Sound Nightclub in Hollywood! The last time these house & techno maestros graced LA a while back, they threw one of the best parties of the year, and if the night wasn’t cut off by the 4am curfew, they would have kept the dance floor pumping well through sunrise.

In celebration of this show, we’re giving away a VIP experience including a table for you +5 and more, so enter to win above and kick off your 4th of July weekend proper with Visionquest.

Tickets are on sale here.

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The popular Los Angeles based event series Night Bass is now a record label! The first release “This Is Night Bass Vol 1″ is an exciting ride through the core sounds of the label featuring leading names in the movement of bass heavy house and garage: Jack Beats, Chris Lorenzo, DJ Q, GotSome, Taiki Nulight, Jay Robinson, Petey Clicks and label boss AC Slater. Both DJs and fans alike will all find something to love on this well rounded compilation. After an amazing launch party and a huge success on its stage at EDC Las Vegas, the compilation was finally released today!

Night Bass Records showcases veteran and groundbreaking artists as well as promising up-and-comers. Following the launch fans can expect EPs from AC Slater & Sinden, DJ Q, Jay Robinson, Petey Clicks and much more. Poised to become an influential global brand, Night Bass captures a precise sound while still encompassing many styles through a common thread. Listen to the full stream below to NBD001 and pick it up today on iTunes or Beatport!

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1. AC Slater & Chris Lorenzo – “Fly Kicks”
2. Jack Beats – “Wild Fire”
3. AC Slater & Petey Clicks – “Got Damn”
4. DJ Q – “Madness”
5. Jay Robinson – “Gloom”
6. AC Slater & GotSome – “Move It Back”
7. Taiki Nulight – “Check Out Time”

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Last week we covered a huge remix of ASTR from Figgy.  Today, we’ve got an equally massive edition from LEFTI.  Driving disco chords perfectly describe this one.  Really tough sound from this one, and it stands out nicely from the rest of the remix support.  The balance of the harmony of the overlying melody and rough bass create a really cool vibe, and you can grab it for free.  Download it now and look out for more from LEFTI.

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Dear lord it is entire too hot for house music right now… at least in LA.  On the real, its nice to pump the breaks on the dancefloor jams for a minute and take a minute to smell the flowers, and the indie rock and other stuff.  This 20-track playlist united Colby J. + brohlson and it does not disappoint.  From Leon Bridges to Thundercat, theres a whole lot of fun packed into this bad boy, but no house music.  BC its too damn hot!!!