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Weekend DJ Course

Learn all the DJ essentials

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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

Overview

Burning desire to DJ and head the party? Then this is the course for you. Come and spend a couple of days at Point Blank Institute's Weekend DJ Summer School this year and get your foot on the DJ ladder.  Stop scrolling misleading videos and come and learn hands-on from experienced professionals with decades of experience. Every student is provided with their own DJ workstation featuring the latest top-of-the-range Pioneer equipment, and you'll be learning in our state-of-the-art studios in Shoreditch. All genres of music are welcome. Really, what's not to love? 

Spaces on our summer school courses are limited to ensure every student receives enough 1-2-1 time with their instructor, so enrol now to guarantee your place!

Start date:

  • 16th July 2022

Get the skills you need to DJ now. Point Blank is proud to be ahead of the curve in delivering a fantastic student experience whether on campus or online and are happy to include all the exclusive features for students listed here.

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Key Info

Duration
Available start dates 2023
  • 21 January (Limited availability)
  • 13 May
  • 12 August
  • 4 November
Weekly timetable Saturday and Sunday.
Have questions? Check the FAQ's for quick answers.

Content

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
£345 payment in full
See details during the enrolment process.

Expert Lecturers

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.

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.

David Clarke DJing

David Clarke (aka DJ Davine) has played Ministry of Sound, The Garage and the Mother Live 333. Has his own urban radio show with an audience of 90,000. He is a Traktor expert and works with PB and NI.

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.

Ben Chetwood Intro to Production

An Ableton Live expert, Ben has worked with artists such as Little Boots, Rudimental & Damian Lazarus. His approach to performance is influenced by his extensive use of hardware and effects.

Ceri Owens Music Production

Veteran DJ of The End, Fabric and Corsica Studios, Ceri's production work has support from Richie Hawtin, Mr G and more.

DISCOUNTS

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

  • 50% off Native Instruments Komplete 12
  • 30% off NI Kontrol, Maschine MK2 & Maschine Studio
  • 50% off Ableton Live 11 Suite

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.

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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