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Listen To Speaking Minds – Live Mix For The Avant Garde Takeover 

There’s a particular strand of melodic techno that embodies what it means to be a collective on the dancefloor; a slow, yet driving, melodic, yet enrapturing sound that forces you to move your feet and immerse yourself in your surroundings, … Continue reading

Sven Väth chats with Richie Hawtin for Mixmag about their history, long friendship & Ibiza now and then!

Sven Väth’s renowned party series Cocoon Ibiza has been making history at Amnesia since 1999. In celebration of its 18th year, MixmagTV sat down with Sven and fellow techno titan Richie Hawtin to chat about the history of the party. … Continue reading

A new web app game “The Deliaphonica” celebrates Delia Derbyshire – Make music from loops, samples and effects 

A Manchester-based organisation which celebrates the work of the late Delia Derbyshire a pioneer of electronic music have created a new web app game “The Deliaphonica” as a playful way of celebrating Delia’s recent landmark 80th birthday. Their aspiration for this web … Continue reading

Big Gigantic links with Ableton & Native Instruments to give back to Students

Colorado duo Big Gigantic has announced plans for A Big Gigantic Difference Foundation’s 2017 charity project partnering with Denver’s Youth on Record  with donations from Ableton and Native Instruments. All money raised by the Foundation in 2017 will go toward building … Continue reading

You can’t spell “community” without “unity.”

We succeed together. We fail together. The difference between these two outcomes is often found in partnership. Communities who join hands, share responsibilities, build bridges and aspire to achieve as one inevitably enrich their individual members with life-long assets. The … Continue reading

“We Call It Techno!” Documentary (German language only)

In 2008 the Documentary “We Call It Techno” was released on DVD. Now the  documentary is online on Vimeo, uploaded by Sense Media. We Call It Techno! tells the story of a tempestuous phase in music history, the first time that … Continue reading

Can We Guess Your Age With Music Questions?

What does your taste in music really reveal about you? Possibly your exact age!  Now there are sites out there that claim they can guess your age based on your taste in music? What do you think, take the test … Continue reading

Google celebrate Hip Hop with Interactive Turntables

So if your like me and have been hanging on a different browser (duckduckgo if you must know a better choice for music lovers) you may have missed the official celebrational anniversary day of DJ Kool Herc and his party in … Continue reading

Watch a DVS1 DJ Skills Masterclass and Listen To An Interview

Earlier this year Point Blank headed out to the White Isle to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of IMS Ibiza. Kicking off the Wednesday afternoon’s programme, Point Blank’s Carly Hordern hosted a very special masterclass with Zak Khutoretsky, also known as DVS1, with … Continue reading

Philip Glass reflects on his early life as a struggling musician

In this film, Philip Glass discusses his career to date, the theatre and why he doesn’t like his music being labelled as minimalist. During the filmed interview, Glass recalls his early years as an up-and-coming artist in New York, where he … Continue reading