Videos | Learn How To Make Synths In This Tutorial Video

Posted by on November 7, 2017

Ever wondered how your favorite dance tracks created the synth sounds that helped define them? Check out this video focusing on classic synth sounds in an accessible way with their latest online tutorial “How To Create Classic Sounds With Your Synths”. Veteran instructor Dan Herbert uses classic dance songs like 808 State’s “Pacific State” as a framework to showcase the functionality of Native Instruments’ Massive and Reaktor synth generators. Herbert dives deep into the process of sound design while carefully explaining each step and moving at a pace that newer producers can follow with relative ease. This new Point Blank offering is a top-notch free resource for artists who are eager to advance their production chops.

Featured, Home, Videos | Filmmaker Justin Escolona Documents His Unique Friendship With Superstar Khalid

Posted by on September 14, 2017

19 year old R&B/Pop sensation Khalid came out of nowhere in 2017, literally. From being virtually unknown to becoming quite possibly one of the biggest ‘new stars’ in the music industry alongside names like Sean Mendes and Post Malone. His voice, soulful, his smile, infectious. Khalid seems like the type of guy you want to become friends with, and thanks to Justin Escalona we can take a look behind the scenes and see that the 19-year-old superstar Khalid is truly someone you want to hang with.

Escalona who garnered a massive following before the age of 18 as part of the internationally known FaZe Clan, has since started his own collective called 1340, and has grown his following to well over 240k subscribers on YouTube. Escalona moved to Los Angeles after graduating high school where he has since attended USC’s school of Film. In his short few years in LA Escalona has grown his network and become friends with some of the most influential artists in the industry as well as key contributor to the growth of tomorrow’s stars.

The day after his 21st birthday Escolona decided to drop this short film, an ode to his friend Khalid to simply say, “I’m proud of you bro”.

 

Videos | EC Twins Release Gripping Video Telling Their Story

Posted by on August 25, 2017

EC Twins have been on the rise lately, with Sony Music releases and tours happening on the regular, EC Twins are capitalizing on the moment by releasing this content-rich video talking about where they have come from and how they became successful DJs in 2017. From a rough upbringing to being homeless, EC Twins share it all in this recently uploaded Facebook video.

The gripping video already has over 50K views and is still on the incline.

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Electronic, Videos | Listen to Ojivolta’s Epic Portugal. The Man Flip

Posted by on August 3, 2017

On this one Portugal. The Man gets flipped on their asses, in the best way possible. Ojivolta are a duo comprised of a production affiliate of the G.O.O.D. Music imprint (Oji) and a studio shadow of The Neptunes (Volta), who come to create an incredibly rare style of music that molds together pop, electronic, and hip-hop music into one bold soundscape. Leaving the original vocals relatively untouched, the duo decided to craft their own hard hitting instrumental that has one of the coolest lead synth sounds I’ve heard in a long while. Listen and watch above now.

Videos | Expert Producer Shares How To Build A Studio Right For You

Posted by on July 25, 2017

Having confidence in knowing what you’re doing when it comes to your home studio is something that is a core fundamental to being a progressive DJ/producer. JC Concato, an expert in the field, has broken down everything you need to know in the ultimate 33-minute video. This clip is essentially a one-stop shop for answering the basics and gives producers that proper initial platform they need. Computers, audio interface, speakers, midi, keyboard, microphones, connectivity, it all is touched on in this educational video entitled “How To Set Up Your Own Home Studio.”

Everything explained, via an expert, all in one video, the quality is tastefully rich here given the topic that is discussed.

Pop, Videos | Gallo Delivers Debut Single “Sugar Daddy” With Wild Video

Posted by on July 18, 2017

Gallo may just be my new favorite pop act. The thing that makes her so special is that she’s not your average pop princess. She comes straight out of left field with some jarring things that make her unique. Just take the music video for her debut single “Sugar Daddy” as evidence of that. It’s out there in the best way possible with its provocative edge and vibrant imagery. It comes as no surprise she’s a fan of Quentin Tarantino. As for the beautiful singer, we’re all on board the Gallo train and you will be too once you get a taste of “Sugar Daddy” today.

Remix, Videos | VenessaMichaels Teases Upcoming Remix EP With Music Video

Posted by on June 28, 2017

I don’t know the last time I saw a music video for a remix, but they should be made more often if they come out as good as VenessaMichaels’ did. The LA beauty is one of the area’s most unique songsters, pushing her own brand of dance music that has swayed audiences since her very first release. She’s geared up for a huge remix EP, complete with remixes of urban hits from her past. One of those is “Get Busy” by Sean Paul. Instead of simply remixing it, she did that and put together a booty-filled music video that is 100% fun. Check out the video today and make sure to grab the free download of the track from Soundcloud!