With schools open in Los Angeles, Ibiza and Mumbai and a hugely active online school which caters to students worldwide, the Point Blank team has now turned its attention to China. In one of their most audacious adventures yet, they are taking their specialist brand of dance music education to the Far East, through an exciting and strategic new partnership with NetEase FEVER in China.
EDC— or Electric Daisy Carnival to veterans— is set for an Asian expansion in 2018, according to the man at the very top.
Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac, the company behind the brand, has hinted at huge plans for the world's most populous continent, reflecting the strength of electronic music in the Far East.
Clearly, the concept of copyright doesn't really exist in China as a nightclub sporting the same name and logo as famed London nightclub fabric has been spotted operating in the country.
The club was spotted by a Dutch DJ and promoter Bram van Ravenhorst who runs Chongqing club Echo Bay and took some pictures of the club's exterior, sporting fabric's iconic logo, which have since gone viral.
The club is located in the Beibin Lu area of downtown Chongqing and clearly is trying to cash in on fabric's world-renowned brand.
STORM is expanding internationally with a proposed Sydney, Australia event later this year. China’s largest dance music festival, STORM is already set to reach nine Chinese cities and Taipei this year.
Set to kick off on 3rd and 4th October in Shanghai, followed by Shenzhen on 21st and 22nd November, Budweiser Storm Festival is China's favourite EDM event.
The brainchild of trance-turned-EDM king Tiesto and China's own Jane Zhang, the festival will feature a track penned by the pair as its signature tune, the euphorically titled, 'Change Your World'.
We kick proceedings off in glitzy Shanghai. I’m launching a promo campaign for my radio show The Selector on the side of buses across the country for #UKmusiconthego. I play at Haven, a garish club in a converted church with floor-to-ceiling visuals and my own swimming pool, with a silver horse in my dressing room (?!). I’ll return to Shanghai come Monday for Disco Buffet in Jing’an, a mash-up vinyl night broadcast weekly on U-Dance radio.
Howie B has often found himself at the frontier. Whether it's been at the Africa Centre as Soul II Soul carved itself its place in British soul history. Or manning the desk while Björk became one of the most unlikely pop sensations in decades. Or forging the sound of the iconoclastic Tricky on 'Maxinquaye'. Or helping U2 to embrace bigger, more bombastic beats on their 1997 album 'Pop'. But the minute he can be categorised, or second guessed, that's it, he's off doing something else.