Back in November, Viv May offered a fantastic opportunity for Point Blank students, setting them the challenge of remixing her brand new track ‘Don’t Say It’. Projects were judged on quality and originality, with winners receiving a Point Blank ‘complete’ online course of their choosing, a Synthmaster Everything bundle and Nevo Analogue Machines, Samplephonic’s hybrid synth created in conjunction with Yoad Nevo.
With over 40 entries from students, making a decision was always going to be a challenge, so much so that in the end we decided on two very different winning entries. Art Polikarpov’s imaginative remix took on a house flavour, with subtle sweeps and a catchy arpeggiated melody complimenting Viv’s dulcet tones.
Our second winner, Cavia, submitted a remix with all the elements of a Trap banger, mixing precisely chopped, pitched vocal samples with a classic drum loop and some sharp hi-hat action. Both entries were full deserved of the competition prize – there was no way we were going to be able to pick one over the other!