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Point Blank Techtorial: How to Make a Donk


For this music production tutorial, Point Blank were joined by an extra special guest, DJ Slavine, to demonstrate how to make one of the most iconic sounds in electronic music today – the donk.

If you’re not familiar with donk, it’s a high-octane subgenre of house music, also known as hard bounce or bouncy techno, that originated in the north of England and was popularised by The Blackout Crew’s track, ‘Put A Donk On It‘. Follow on below to find out how you can start making your own blistering donks.

During the video, DJ Slavine takes us through how to make the perfect donk using Ableton Live’s inbuilt plugins. A fun fact about this donk is that it’s actually the same one that Point Blank’s Ski Oakenfull created in his Calvin Harris feat. Dua Lipa ‘One Kiss’ deconstruction video. Be sure to stick around until the end of the video where Slavine demonstrates how you can use this highly-sought-after sound across a range of musical styles.

Want to learn how to take your music productions to the next level? Then be sure to check out Point Blank’s music production courses in London, Los Angeles and online. Plus, they’re currently offering 25% off their selected online and Los Angeles courses until 18th April using the codes ONLINE25 and LA25