The DJ Mag Best of British Awards are a celebration of the year’s best in UK electronic music. This year the party went down at the legendary Fabric in London, and Point Blank were delighted to be named official Education Partners. We plonked ourselves backstage and grabbed a chat with some of the biggest and best artists and influencers roaming the world-famous dancefloor. One of them was Lifetime Achievement Award-nominee and 2020Vision boss Ralph Lawson, whose impact on the electronic music scene in the UK cannot be understated. You can watch the interview below and if you want to get involved in running your own label, releasing tracks and generally influencing the music scene, you’ve got to understand the business side of the… Read entire story.
Searching through SoundCloud these days is often the same as going threw a dusty old bin of LP’s at a record store. You search and search for that perfect record to impress your friends + cat, and you often turn up with horrible bands from the 80’s you never knew existed–and in the modern sense–SoundCloud is littered with terrible Diplo covers by 12 year-olds who just bought their first copy of Garage Band. That being said, when you do find your crown jewel; it’s quite noticeable. I first stumbled upon Chloe Martini, when she first posted her cover … Read entire story.
We often see his art, never see his face but finally get to hear him speak! Alec Monopoly grew up painting the streets of New York, whether on billboards or buildings nothing could contain his creativity. He keeps his identity a secret to ensure his illegal graffiti tagging persists without consequence. His artistic inspirations stem from Basquiat and Keith Haring; with his signature being Read entire story.
The DJ Mag Best of British Awards are a celebration of the year’s best in UK electronic music. This year the party went down at the legendary Fabric in London, and Point Blank were delighted to be named official Education Partners. We plonked ourselves backstage and grabbed a chat with some of the winners throughout the night including Breakthrough DJ winner Josh Butler. Watch the video below to find out more about Josh’s year. If you want to study with us, click here to find out more about our Logic Pro online diploma and here for our Ableton diploma. We’ve had artists like No Artificial Colours … Read entire story.
First and foremost, would you mind sharing the inspiration behind The Will to Win? We began working on this project in the fall of 2012–a time when two of us were dealing with major health issues. Shortly after hearing A-Live was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure and was in desperate need of a transplant, I was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in my right lung, which I had an operation Read entire story.
I read that you were awarded $25,000 for music via the McKnight Foundation. How did this opportunity come about? Yes. I’m the first Hip-Hop artist to receive the McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians. The opportunity came about during my morning free write. GOD spoke to me saying “apply for the McKnight grant.” I jotted that thought down and a few days later applied for the grant. The Read entire story.
First and foremost your bio states that you are a lifetime musician. Would you mind sharing what a lifetime musician is? Well, I was born into a family of musicians. As early as I can remember, there were various musical instruments around the house such as guitars, amps, drums, etc. My Dad was a blues guitar player and my uncle John was a rock guitarist. I was majorly inspired by them both, Read entire story.
First and foremost, who is Vakseen and what does he represent? I’m a creator first and foremost. A lot of people don’t realize I’ve been a producer and writer/artist way before I got my start on the business side of things. I’m a music producer, A&R manager, songwriter and visual artist/painter. I represent determination and perseverance. I represent the underdog that no one wants to give a Read entire story.
For those that do not know you, who is Ace Dizzy? Ace Dizzy is a blogger, beat maker and occasional tweeter who gets blocked from celebrities. and a Yoo-Hoo drinker. Lol. You are the co-founder of NQM, would you mind sharing how NQM was formed? NQM started out as a rap group with me and my lil tall sis Junie P, we were originally called “Get Fresh Kidz”. Lol. I occasionally rapped but mostly Read entire story.
You have a booming fashion website that is niche centered. When did you decide to start handling PR for musicians? Why thank you! Ok, bear with me. I don’t meant to be long winded but I believe in being clear and concise. If someone can learn something valuable from this interview then I’ve done my job! So, I’ve worked for huge corporations for over 10yrs before I started my PR firm Read entire story.
For those that are not familiar with your work, how did Play On Words become a group? It was really just law of attraction, everything has been organic since we met. In high school we were two individual artists but through features, we built up chemistry and really started pursuing the sound you hearing now. What was the inspiration behind “Icons”? The track (ICONS) made us think about our Read entire story.
Your website has totally transformed over the past few years. What makes your website more than a blog? NikkiSiixx.com is an online source where underground artists are supported for their arts. Ranging from their music, art, talent, and creativity. We show our appreciation and critique to what we find to be great music to be shared through the hip-hop community. We also provide artist advice Read entire story.