June 29, 2013  |   News

Point Blank In The Mix 003: Coler

Here’s the latest in our excellent podcast series, Point Blank In The Mix. Every month we ask a different member of staff here to put together their own special mix to share with our online community and the results have been outstanding. As you might expect, everyone here at Point Blank has an unwavering love of music and many of our staff members work within the industry as well as for us. The latest contributor to this series is Coler, AKA John Coleman, who is one of our expert sales advisors. John is the man who many potential students will speak to on the phone when enquiring about our courses and he’s a very knowledgable man!… As well as his in-depth knowledge of Point Blank’s courses, he’s also a DJ and producer, kindly taking the time to record this brilliant, summery mix for our series. So kick back and enjoy his selection, and find out more about him by reading his interview below… !

Point Blank In The Mix 003 – Coler by Point Blank

Name: John Coleman aka Coler

Age: 27

Hometown: London (via Dublin)

Role at Point Blank: Course Advisor

Favourite producer(s): An endless list because there are so many new producers doing great stuff all the time but to name a few: Mark Knight, Funkagenda, Eric Prydz, Michael Woods, Umek, SvD, Ali Wilson, Didaa, Paul Thomas, Prok & Fitch, Yuji Ono……

Favourite tune at the moment? Fatboy Slim & Riva Star ‘Eat, Sleep, Rave Repeat’. I’’ve been a big Fatboy fan for years. I can see this being huge over the summer.

Favourite tune/song of all-time? Really tough to say! One track that stands out is Laurent Garnier – ‘The Man with the Red Face’. It transcends genres and shows how good dance music can be.

Any tips or advice regarding the music industry for PB+ readers? Love music and listen to every style. Be true to yourself – making music is a really personal thing. Don’’t copy but take ideas from producers you like. Never stop learning. Listen to new music as often as you can. Network. Don’’t take yourself too seriously. If you’’re a DJ, dance. And most importantly enjoy yourself – that’s what it’’s all about!

Tell us a bit about your mix…… I tried to keep it up beat and summery. Though I recorded it on a rainy day in June, I had sunnier climates in mind. Lot’s of piano riffs, grooving basslines and cool percussion. Blending house, tech and progressive. Hope you enjoy it!

For more info on Coler, check out the links below!