Style Guide: House pt. 1 – A History of House Music & the Roland TR-909

In the first of a new series tracking dance music history, Point Blank teams up with producer and F9 Audio founder James Wiltshire to explore the origins of house
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In the first of a new series tracking dance music history, Point Blank teams up with producer and F9 Audio founder James Wiltshire to explore the origins of house
Point Blank House Style Guide

Point Blank Style Guide: House Music

House music is a fundamental part of electronic music. It’s by far the most widespread form of dance music, with its repetitive, four-four nature defining the sound of nightclubs since its inception. But how did it start? Who were the innovators and why did certain equipment end up carving the staples of house?

In a new series, Point Blank visited the Brighton studio of F9 Audio founder and Freemasons member James Wiltshire to investigate the origins of dance music, explaining both who and what went into creating those early records, and how the scene and studios grew with the sound. Watch part one above and make sure you subscribe to Point Blank’s YouTube channel so you don’t miss part two.

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