We are very excited to welcome prolific DJ and producer Luke Solomon to the Point Blank studios on Tuesday 19th June at 4pm (BST) or 11am (EDT) as the next guest in our Live Masterclass Series and the first to be broadcast through our shiny new be-at.tv channel.
He will show you how he goes about putting his pop-infused house tracks together in Cubase. You will get to see behind the screens of his new release ‘Lonely Dancer’ out on Classic Music Company this month (listen below):
And if there is time he will also dissect ‘Black Shoes, White Socks’ a track released under one of his pseudonyms ‘Freaks’ in 2009 (listen below).
At the end of the session he will field some questions from members of the audience and those of you watching live online via the live chat function.
Places in the audience are free for all Point Blank students. However they are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis so get in touch with email@example.com to book your place now.
A bit of background…
After landing his first DJ gigs in 1990 at the humble surroundings of Middlesex University Union, Luke Solomun’s career within the industry was secured when he got a job at Freetown, then home to Robert Owens, Felix the Housecat, Jamie Principle and Masters at Work.
He worked on productions for both Freetown and Prescription Underground and it was through the Prescription owner Chez Damier, that he met Derrick Carter. They immediately jelled due to their fascination with late nights and wild parties. From this Classic was born – the DJ’s record label, home to artists such as DJ Sneak, Isolee, Tiefshwarz and Greenskeepers.
During this time Luke and long term collaborator Justin Harris had also begun to develop their own production team, ’Freaks’. Recording for their own label Music for Freaks, they went to complete 3 studio albums, touring extensively with a 5-piece band.
At this time Luke was also busy working with people like Radio Slave and Henrik Schwarz on his own re-edits and productions which have been signed to Crosstown Rebels, Rekids, Gallery, Icon, Cajual and Relief. He released his first full-length album as a solo artist, ‘The Difference Engine’, on Rekids in 2008, to wide critical acclaim. The LP was iDJ’s album of the month in February of the same year, receiving 5/5. Mixmag described it as a ‘fascinating piece of work’ and DJ Mag also said it was a ‘classic album’ offering a ‘thickly textured and compelling journey’. In the past year Luke has been working on reviving his Classic label as well as putting together a nw band ‘Mother Rose’.
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