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Complete DJ - Level 1

Unleash your creative DJ skills

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Next Open Day 27th April 2024 - Book Your Place Now!

Meet our expert staff and find out more about our courses, industry connections, and state-of-the-art studios!

Overview

This course is for those looking to begin DJing as a hobby or a potential career path. Join our list of alumni by learning a diverse range of DJ techniques and tricks covering fundamentals including beat matching and EQ-ing, through to more advanced techniques including harmonic mixing, looping, effects, scratching and much more. You will also learn how to use Pioneer’s Rekordbox software to analyse, organise and play your music, and maximise the potential of industry-standard Pioneer DJ hardware. When you've completed this course you'll have the option to continue on to Complete DJ Level 2. It's also possible to book both modules together here. Our studios are located in Shoreditch - a global hub of London music venues and bars - and include state-of-the-art technology and a Pioneer DJ sponsored studio. Class sizes are small so you receive plenty of 1-2-1 support, each student has their own set up in class, and all music styles are welcome.

"The best equipped academy in Europe!" - Tania Lee, Pioneer DJ Europe."

Key Info

Duration 3 Months
Available start dates 2024 2025
  • 8 April (Limited availability)
  • 8 July
  • 30 September
  • 13 January
  • 14 April
Weekly timetable 1 evening class per week. Please check the FAQs below for more details.
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) Saving over monthly instalments
£1,995 payment in full £95
£50 reg fee + balance of £1,945 £95
£50 reg fee + £680 per month
See details during the enrolment process for more information on fees and international student pricing.

Pay in full upon enrolment and save up to 20% over paying in instalments. See the enrolment process for more details.

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?

Depending on your programme, certain pieces of hardware and software will be essential throughout your studies at Point Blank. To help with your independent learning and assessment work, you will need to have access to this equipment outside of the campus. However, if you are able to attend classes on-campus, this equipment will be available to use either in-class or by booking practice time. Note that you have access to our facilities 7 days a week during term time for the length of your course (excluding scheduled breaks). Please visit this page which lists the hardware and software you are required to own for programmes taught by Point Blank. Where you may choose to study online (distance learning), this equipment will be essential to your studies and assignment work. If for any reason you cannot afford to purchase an essential item, you may be eligible for financial support via the hardship fund. More information about this can be found here. If you wish to buy equipment or software for your home studio, remember that Point Blank students qualify for discounts from Apple Education, Ableton, Native Instruments, Pioneer DJ and other leading industry partners.

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