ON ELKKA’s new EP, there’s a slow-burning house track based on a sample of Laurie Anderson, the New York performance artist who had a surprise hit with ‘O Superman’. Everyone wants to know exactly what kind of artist I am, Anderson sighs, as ‘Avant Garde’ builds to a climax: “Who cares?” This is the kind of DGAF attitude — sampled, chopped and placed on a Floorplan-esque pedestal — that sums up where Elkka is at right now.
Ever wondered how the sounds for video games are created and implemented? Well, if so, you’re in luck. Point Blank’s latest online tutorial taster demonstrates just this focusing on how to create footsteps for your video game. This video was narrated by Rory Walker, a Point Blank lecturer and freelance sound designer in the gaming industry
Born and raised in Mexico City and currently based in Berlin, Yoan Lokier might initially seem a bit intimidating. Her music is dark and ominous, combining elements of industrial, goth and post-punk with techno and electro, and she’s got a visual aesthetic to match, one that draws heavily from her long-running love of horror films. She’s also got a thing for spiders — not actual spiders, just images of them — and will often post photos or videos of herself with some sort of spooky arachnid filter.
Last month, Point Blank made their way to Amsterdam to attend the annual Amsterdam Dance Event, 2019. Whilst there, they visited a variety of panels and parties as well as got the chance to catch up with some incredible producers and DJs – not to mention some exciting newcomers. During the many musical Q & A’s they got stuck into, they made sure to ask one simple question each time: “What is your one tip for an upcoming electronic music producer?” The results were inspiring to say the least.
Point Blank are back with another track breakdown, this time delving into the magic behind Hannah V’s silky smooth ‘No’, featuring the talented Pepper Rose.