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DJ Weekend - Level 1

Learn all the DJ essentials

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SUMMER OFFER 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL LONDON, LA & ONLINE PROFESSIONAL COURSES

Use Code: EARLYBIRDSUMMER. Offer ends 17th June 2024.

Overview

What better way to spend a weekend than learning how to DJ? If you’ve ever dreamt of being master of the decks at your favourite festival or party, then this is where your journey begins! This course will take you from scratching your head to scratching tracks and filling dance floors all in a weekend, so get yourself down to Point Blank’s state-of-the-art studios and learn how to mix alongside a pro DJ. If you feel you're at an advanced level then please check out our Weekend DJ Part 2 course, or read on to learn more about our Weekend DJ Course!


This course will cover all the essentials of what it takes to begin a new exciting journey as a DJ in 2024. You’ll learn how to set up your gear, how to use a set of CDJs, drop mixing, switching up styles and tempos, beat matching, EQ-ing and loads more!

Point Blank classes are small to ensure you receive ample 1-2-1 time with your lecturers. Our studios are located in Shoreditch—a global hub of London music venues and bars—and include industry-standard, state-of-the-art technology, including a Pioneer DJ sponsored studio.

Key Info

Duration Weekend
Available start dates 2024
  • 10 August (Limited availability)
  • 2 November (Limited availability)
Weekly timetable 2 days over weekend (11am-6pm)
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

DJ Ravine and Ben Bristow take us through the Top 5 DJ Mistakes they've come across

Track breakdown of 'Feel the Love' with Rudimental

DJ Ravine and our DJ Module Leader, Ben Bristow, teamed up to share some of their favourite techniques

Come and visit one of our open days in Shoreditch!

Content

Expert Lecturers

Darren Henry DJing

Darren Henry, a.k.a Quest, is a pioneer of the UK Dubstep sound since its inception back in the early 2000s, with releases on top tier labels including Deep Medi Music and Dub Police.

Nigel Hosten DJing

Aka Mr Dex. DJ'd with Ghostface & Raekwon (Wu-Tang), Omar, Estelle, Sway, Scratch Perverts and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Hosts The DeX Files weekly on itch.fm/live. Member of ‘A Bunch of Deckheads’ DJ agency.

DJ Shorty DJing

Shorty has a long history in radio, youth work and live events. Currently a resident DJ at the world famous cHip sHop in Brixton, and co-founder of More Than Music (MTM) who focus on youth work with at-risk and vulnerable young people.

Ben Bristow DJing

Played at Space (Ibiza), Ministry of Sound, Cargo & Scala. Featured on XFM & Kiss FM. Released on Breakbeat Paradise Recordings, Tru:Funk, Funk Blasters & Resense. Features regularly on BBC 6Music.

John Farley (J-Fresh) Radio

J-Fresh is a BBC Radio 1Xtra mix resident, Ministry of Sound music curator, DJ, broadcaster and producer with support from BBC Radio 1, Mixmag, GRM Daily & Spotify Editorials.

Michael Bailey Radio

Resident DJ for Goldie's Metalheadz label, presenter at 1Xtra, Radio 1 & Ministry of Sound. Recorded/remixed for Goldie, Roni Size, Guy Called Gerald, Trey Songz, Chipmunk, Nas & Damian Marley.

Career Opportunities

  • Resident/Freelance DJ
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Producer/DJ
  • Music Promoter
  • Remixer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Artist/Performer
  • Artist Manager
  • A&R/Label Manager
  • VJ Artist

My overall experience on my Point Blank DJ course was amazing! I learned a lot of important DJ techniques which I simply could not have learned by myself. Point Blank has a very organized way of teaching music! - Pranav, DJ student

Global Alumni

Patrick Topping

'The World's Biggest Tech House Producer!' Secured three Beatport #1s: ‘Get Beasty’, ‘Forget’ & ‘Voicemail’. Also owns two DJ Awards & DJ Mag’s ‘Best Tune’. Championed by Pete Tong & Annie Mac.

Nicole Moudaber

Studied DJing at PB. Carl Cox: “I've been following her for years. She's amazing.” Residencies in Ibiza, Ministry & releases on VIVa Music & Plastic City show Nicole’s doing things her way.

Pete Tong

Godfather of Dance Music and long-time friend of Point Blank Pete Tong, founder of BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix and worldwide DJ superstar, learned Native Instruments Maschine with the team here in London.

Madam X

DJ, label head, club impresario. Mixing grime, techno, bass, garage, Madam X is adept at playing huge crowds or 100-cap basements. Hosts shows on Radio 1, Rinse & NTS. She is multi-faceted and unique.

Goldie

We taught Goldie something he didn't know already - Ableton Live! The legend drops in from time to time & recently invited PB students to a VIP drum recording session at Assault & Battery studios.

Spoony

Spoony is a legend in UK dance music having brought garage to the masses in 2000 as part of the Dreem Team. He's since gone on to become a staple on Five Live but proved he's always learning by enrolling at PB!

FEES

Fees (UK)
£345 payment in full
£50 reg fee + balance of £295
See details during the enrolment process for more information on fees and international student pricing.

DISCOUNTS

Point Blank students enjoy a range of exclusive discounts including but not limited to:

  • 50% off Ableton and Native Instruments Komplete
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  • 40% off Serato DJ
  • 30% off NI Kontrol, Maschine MK2 & Maschine Studio
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FAQS

Do I need to buy software & equipment to take the course?

All necessary equipment will be provided. Point Blank has a Pioneer sponsored DJ studio containing a wide range of industry standard DJ hardware/software. Each student will have their own workstation during classes. Students may prefer to bring their own music (external hard drive, USB drive, analogue vinyl etc.) and/or headphones, but these can also be provided where needed.

What is my timetable?

Weekend courses take place on Saturday and Sunday. Each Saturday and Sunday class starts at 11am and ends at 6pm.   

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