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For the last instalment of Point Blank’s Black History Month series, they were joined by DJ Fonti, a UK garage legend and original member of Heartless...

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Point Blank joined the UK vocalist, hitmaker and Clean Bandit and MJ Cole collaborator, Elisabeth Troy, to discuss her introduction to music, how to navigate...

October is Black History Month in the UK. Ria Hylton spotlights a range of electronic music-related events on and offline taking place throughout the month...

Black Artist Database (B.A.D.) will host its first in-person event at Hackney Wick’s Colour Factory. Set for Friday 1st October, B.A.D. Presents... includes a stellar...

It's the Canadian producer's first release in 2021

Kaytranada has shared a new track titled ‘Caution’.

As part of TikTok's Black History Month initiative, where the platform is sharing special playlists, banners, featured songs...

The directory includes books, articles, documentaries, podcasts and more

A new online archive compiling resources about Black music history has launched.

The Black Music History Library was created by journalist Jenzia Burgos and aims...

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For this masterclass, Point Blank were joined by one of their expert lecturers, Linton Bennett aka Stepz, to discuss life in lockdown, reunifying with his...

Episode one of the Rhythm Lab Records project features Ethan Hill and Madrush MC

A new short film series celebrating Black music history in Manchester has launched, with the first episode already available to watch. 

Coming from the Rhythm...

IWD 2022 x Women’s History Month Panel - #BreakTheBias

To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month 2022, Point Blank hosted a #BreakTheBias virtual panel debate this week, with a select number of...

The month-long series will be hosted by Professor Fredara Mareva Hadley

DJ software giants Serato are hosting a month-long five-part series of streams on their Twitch channel, celebrating the history of Black music in America. 

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Narrators include Juan Atkins, Kodwo Eshun and Greg Tate

A new documentary traces the history of Detroit techno.

Directed by London-based filmmaker Jenn Nkiru, and produced by Frieze and Italian fashion house Gucci, the...

The out-of-the-box big beat anthem from the Wall Of Sound act Propellerheads

Based in Bath in south-west England, near musical hot-spots Glastonbury and Bristol, Alex Gifford had some quite varied early musical experiences. He played sax with...

history-of-bassline

From its beginnings in Yorkshire clubs to becoming a nationwide dance music phenomenon and chart success, the bassline sound has survived and thrived, despite the efforts of the police and club licensing authorities. Matt Anniss charts its rise, fall, resurgence and influence on a new generation of DJs, producers and ravers

A quarter of a century ago, a record slipped out on Rumour Records that would change the course of UK dance music history. Created by...

Exploring the rich raving history of East Anglia

The dance music history of East Anglia is rich, multi-layered and messy  — and little documented. Matt Anniss chats to some of the scene’s longstanding figureheads about the region’s airfield parties, seaside throwdowns and forgotten clubs, discovering a vital but rarely discussed stage in the UK’s rave evolution

It’s just gone midnight and the dancefloor at Mossy’s, a two-floor nightclub above the Harbour Inn in Lowestoft, is heaving with life. Andrew ‘Richie’ Riches...

DJ names his top tune from Tom Staar

After DJ, producer and dance music tastemaker, Starkillers chose his top 5 game changers for 2014, we asked him to follow up with a new...

Set to be published next month, the book takes an in-depth look at the genre from its roots to the present day

A new book looking at the history of drum & bass is set to be published by Jawbone Press next month.

'Renegade Snares: The Resistance...