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Talent, drive, energy and passion. Our Ibiza 2019 Orbiteers possessed it all. They arrived at our retreat as strangers and have left as a community. Check them out below and keep your eyes peeled for them making waves in the near future.
A vinyl based DJ hailing from the UK, Anna M brings a consistent performance to her craft. Drawing inspiration from acts like Honey Dijon and the Martinez Brothers, her house compositions are a force to be reckoned with. An extensive music connoisseur and party organizer.
Anna M is a passionate individual whose sets resonate significantly across audiences. Recently playing at hotspot Pikes in Ibiza, a firm and favourite fixture on the Cornish festival scene.
Anna M brings compelling sets further unraveling her sound. Inside the studio, her efforts have not gone unnoticed with her first remix getting snapped up by Ibiza house hero, Doorly’s label, Reptile Dysfunction.
As owner of The Square House, Anna M is also incredibly active in her own community. Involved with Love Summer Radio, the event focuses on highlighting emerging acts leading up to the big annual festival. From live shows to featured mixes, Anna M has taken strides in focusing on female acts with the station. A recent session took a compilation of female mixes dedicated in several parts ranging from genres of soulful house to hard trance and techno.
Informed by innovation and the ever evolving prospects of technology, Melbourne based music producer Austin X Machine brings an unconventional approach to the electronic music realm. Intuitive and knowledgeable, the ambitious emerging producer draws their inspiration from artists like Gorgon City and Juliet Fox. With an intuitive ability to create a palette of experimental textures, their deep brooding releases bring a refreshing atmosphere to the dancefloor.
Loyal to the exploratory aspects of the electronic genre, Austin X Machine strives to create detailed and creative productions.
Ready to share his original material with the world, Austin X Machine has brought his sound to a variety of outlets around the globe. With mix work for Ministry of Sound London, Tech Tonic Ibiza Tour, and more, the Melbourne act has also shared a number of up and coming remixes on his Soundcloud.
A recent live session with Park Social Melbourne highlights Machine’s instinct for deep house cuts and B side delights.
Hailing from Medellín and now based in Houston, Melissa Gomez aka Delady was selected for a scholarship to attend the Orbit DJ retreat in Ibiza last summer, where she spent six days and six nights honing her skills under the watchful eye of experts from all corners of the music industry.
Since 2014, DJ, producer and pianist Delady has been laying the foundations for a blueprint of moody, grooving basslines and bright rhythms and melodies, her sets spanning colourful house, techno and tech house.
Moving to Houston from Medellín in 2016, Delady has since played alongside artists like Doorly, Laidback Luke and Dash Berlin, as well as appearing on the lineup for festivals like Praia Urbana and Texas dance festival Freaky Deaky. Gomez also holds down residencies at Houston venues El Pueblito Patio and Stereo Live.
Her infectious energy and boundless enthusiasm has attracted the attention of Orbit’s own Doorly, who’s named her on the roster for his label Reptile Dysfunction; a home for leftfield electronic sounds and exciting new talent.
Delady is also among the ranks of Secret Location Collective, a Texas-based community of women committed to investing in the local underground music scene, and she has aspirations to release music on the likes of Defected, Relief and Suara.
A sharp thinker with a big smile and a tangible connection to the universe around her, Gomez considers herself a dreamer and a music lover of the highest order; the perfect artist to take the helm at legendary Ibiza institution Pikes; a coveted opportunity she seized with both hands at the end of her time at Orbit.
Eleanore Lamont is Elle Lucy, an open-minded and thrill-seeking DJ who lives firmly by her motto – “oh well” is better than “what if”. A qualified psychiatric nurse, with a fascination with human nature and the way we interact with one another, Lamont’s introspective and empathetic character draws into her energy in the booth, and indeed the music you’ll find in her record bag. Somewhat of a purist, Elle Lucy's musical influence originates from entering the 90's dance music scene as a teenager.
Prior to the digital boom, she spent her weekends on adventures with friends across the West Country, burrowing through local record shops. She reminisces on these 'special days' and laughs about how you would always find your vinyl in your friends' record bags! 'I once went to visit an old friend in Sydney for a mix, and discovered the first record I'd ever bought had also emigrated to Australia with him! Like that record, she’s hard to keep track of, traveling frequently and pops up in clubs unexpectedly, both in the booth and on the dancefloor.
Today, her sets follow a theme of atmospheric, emotive, brooding basslines, and feel good groves… all on top of a pronounced foot-tapping house beat. Lamont is at her happiest by the sea, accompanied by a repetitive beat and sand between her toes. A butterfly in her aptitude for making friends and her tendency to flit around at breakneck speed too, Elle Lucy has a fear of stagnation; she is moving, pushing, achieving all the time.
The summer of 2019 saw Lamont joining the Orbit DJ retreat after a hiatus from the decks. After six days spent being tutored, guided and inspired by industry professionals from all corners of electronic music, by the end of the program Elle Lucy was back, ready to play an iconic Ibiza venue, Pikes, the perfect home for a mishmash of colourful house and disco. The following weekend she was playing Ministry of Sound in London. Where will she pop up next?!
2019 saw DJ and production duo FC Sweat put out a nine-track release on Nice Records; First Team lifts vocal samples from Queen (“Somebody To Love”) and Destiny’s Child (“Emotion”), and spans atmospheric house to the French electro-leaning palette of “Freak Shit”.
Nicholas Olivetti forms half of FC Sweat, alongside Elliott Townsend who he met in 2007 on his university soccer team. The duo later moved to New York, where they have DJ’d shows across the city. Last summer saw Nicholas embark on the Orbit DJ retreat in Ibiza. For six days, Nicholas was surrounded by burgeoning up-and-comers and industry experts, honing his craft under the watchful eye of Doorly and tutors from Pioneer and Ableton.
The retreat culminated with a set at Pikes and an appearance at London’s Ministry of Sound. Landmark moments for any artist on the rise. Outside of these European hotspots, he’s a firm fixture on the Brooklyn circuit, playing regularly at TBA and The Williamsbug hotel.
Inspired by his love for artists like Hot Since 82, Justice and M.A.N.D.Y, and with a Prophet-12 keyboard and Minimoog Voyager XL in his studio, Nicholas sees FC Sweat evolving into a live show in the future, complete with visuals, live drums and guitar.
Hack is the alter ego of Dejan Hack. One of the most exciting exports Slovenia’s underground electronic music scene has released into the world in recent years.
Dejan’s love of music is deeply ingrained in him. A childhood prodigy, mastering the Piano and Flute from a young age, he’s lived and breathed music all of his life. A forward thinker, with his finger on the pulse for new sounds. It was a natural progression that he moved into the digital music realm.
With HACK as his artist alias, he’s helped shape Slovenia’s club and rave scene dramatically in the twenty years he’s been performing. Be it a DJ, or in the studio, producing, he’s a gifted individual. His background as a classically trained artist shines through in his creative productions. Melodic, hypnotic and pulsating with energy, his musical output has gained critical acclaim from peers and elevated his presence on the global stage. As a DJ, he’s performed in Austria, Hungary, Serbia’s legendary Exit Festival, Ibiza Rocks and the balearic palace of excess, Pikes.
Having recently attended Orbit DJ Retreats course, alongside his close friend Doorly. He worked closely with Gorgon City, Dirtybird’s GAWP, certified Ableton tutor Mark Burnett and Rob Da Bank. It’s clear to see that HACK is an act on the rise, expect to hear his distinctive sound on a dancefloor near you soon.
If Ixrael Zavalza aka Izreel had a superpower, he’d have wings. The life and soul of any party, the LA-based DJ and producer is on a mission to make his fans soar too, with his vibrant, aggressive, and uplifting blends of different styles of house music.
Born in the valley, bred in Riverside, with a degree from the San Francisco State University, Ixrael has made much of California his stomping grounds. While working full time at a popular video streaming service, he's thrown his heart into his side hustle at every waking moment.
He’s DJ’d at The Hideaway in Riverside, and held down a residency at a Hookah Bar. Internationally, he’s played shows at Blue Velvet and Club Pink in Florence, Italy.
Izreel has been DJing for quite a few years and producing for a few years more. Inspired by artists who have built their empires from very little — naming the likes of Nicky Romero, Deorro, Dombresky and Vinne as particular inspirations — Zavalza describes his sound as melodic yet aggressive, and fun with a hint of darkness. Under the guide of Doorly, Gawp, and other industry experts in the Orbit DJ retreat, Izreel spent six days and six nights delving deeper into his craft, ending the week with a victorious set at Pike's in Ibiza, the legendary home of hedonism on the White Isle.
Jonrah is the alter-ego of Deano Hamilton. An eclectic selector with a deep understanding and broad knowledge of music, who always brings the vibe. His sets are a showcase of his wide ranging taste. Unpredictable, intriguing, energetic and always fun. He delivers a unique energy to the dancefloor that only he knows how to supply.
Last summer, Jonrah embarked on the Orbit DJ retreat in Ibiza, a six day program of mentoring, workshops and hands-on practice for a tight knit crew of DJs looking to develop their craft. Under the guidance of Doorly, Gorgon City, Juliet Fox and tutors from Pioneer and Ableton, Jonrah’s time at Orbit culminated with a set at legendary Ibiza institution Pikes. What better way to get stuck into DJing than playing in Freddie’s Bar, one of the most iconic venues on the island.
Inspired by artists like Fatboy Slim and Doorly, and on a more sentimental level by his friends and family, Jonrah describes himself as fun, wild and ginger, a DJ with diverse and technicolour taste who’s not afraid to take risks in the booth. His sets span everything from funk to indie, hip hop to house, and soul to breaks. Expect a Jonrah set to be littered with invigorating left turns, that turn out to be exactly right.
With a penchant for buoyant, groove-led house, JMP, formally known as R3wired, is Jean-Marie Pierre — a DJ and producer originally from Mauritius and now based in London.
Having previously warmed up for Saoirse in the Mixmag Lab as well as playing for Defected at Ministry of Sound and at their sun-drenched Croatian festival, 2020 is looking bright for JMP, whose greatest thrill is the anticipation as a project forms at his fingertips. He has aspirations of a live show in the same realm as artists like KiNK or Richie Hawtin, and JMP ensures he brings his heritage into his sound; a palette of high energy rolling house with Mauritian and Afro-instrumentation.
JMP lists Osunlade and DJ EZ among his greatest inspirations, and he was first inspired to learn to DJ after hearing MJ Cole’s 2000 cut “Attitude”. His teenage years were soundtracked by the Pure Garage compilations – fast forward to today and he’s shared the bill with a host of UKG royalty; DJ Luck & MC Neat, Oxide & Neutrino and Artful Dodger to name a few. He counts a mammoth five hour b2b with Defected’s Wez Saunders among his most memorable shows.
It’s not only behind the decks that JMP’s making moves, inside the studio, he’s an ambitious and skilled producer. His debut release Hands in the Air Now has seen strong support from the likes of Paco Osuna, Blond:ish, Roog, MKEY and has been heard on many a dancefloor, including the hallowed Ibiza superclub, Hï. Keep an ear to the ground for this exciting artist’s upcoming releases.
Highlighted as one of the school’s biggest successes at SubBass Academy of Electronic Music, JMP would describe himself as resilient, tenacious and caring. Perhaps as tenacious in the booth as he is in his day-to-day, he is astute and dynamic in his mixing style, a skill he spent a week developing whilst on the Orbit DJ retreat in Ibiza last summer. Working alongside Doorly, and tutors from Pioneer and Ableton, the retreat culminated with a show at Pikes. JMP has played shows across the White Isle in the past, but where better to show off your fine-tuned skill set than in one of Ibiza’s most legendary spaces.
Known to keep the dancefloor busy, Matt Moore has built his career among Ibiza’s finest clubs, including as Space and Amnesia. His seamless blend of house and garage influenced grooves have led him to play across Spain, Morocco, and England.
Matt strives to bridge the gap between his vast influences of musical styles while giving audiences a distinctive dancefloor experience. With a humble beginning as a grassroots DJ, Matt Moore has gone on to owning multiple venues and bars over the past 20 years, sustaining his own career as well as encouraging and nurturing others.
The Portugual based DJ has made a name for himself sharing the stage with a wide array of acts like Roger Sanchez, Camelphat, Format B, Luigi Rocca, Chuckie, Sidney Samson, Judge Jules, Chocolate Puma, Todd Terry, Guru Josh Project, Ms Dynamite, Oliver Lang and D. Ramirez. Adopting a variety of roles behind the scenes, Moore has also worked in promotions with groups like Pukka Up, Hat Club, Static Delight, and Supermartxe.
Hailing from the Czech Republic, Ondray is a rising star in the international house music scene.
A firmly established figurehead in the Czech music industry. He has a two decade career in broadcasting, where he’s cemented his name as a leading voice of authority in electronic music. His weekly show on the national station Evropa 2, boasts a listenership of two million people, making Ondrej Vodny the go to broadcaster for artists looking to raise their profile within the Republic.
His profile as a highly skilled DJ, with a finger on the pulse of all things house, has seen him recruited to tour nationally with artists such as Ke$ha and Lana Del Rey. Further afield, he’s performed at world renowned clubbing institutions such as Ibiza mainstays, Pikes and DJ Mag’s world #1 club Hï, London’s groundbreaking Ministry of Sound, Atlantis at the Palm in Dubai, NYC institution Webster Hall and St Tropez’s Hotel de Paris. Alongside artists such as Fisher, Camelphat, Nora En Pure, Sigala, Hugel and fellow radio presenter, Danny Howard.
He’s gained recognition from Ibiza Club News, listed as One to Watch and won the #1 Czech DJ of the year at the highly regarded Evropa 2 Music Awards.
Not content with staying solely behind the decks, he’s an established producer who knows his way around the studio. His big room, emotive house anthem “Escalate”, was picked up by Netflix for its critically acclaimed TV show, Sense 8.
Not one to rest, he’s always keen to improve on his skills and networks internationally. In 2019, he ventured Ibiza for Orbit DJ Retreats course to further develop and hone his music production, working closely with Gorgon City and GAWP.
Ondray has a tireless drive and unstoppable passion for music. Constantly pushing himself and ever evolving. You’re sure to see him popping up clubs, in a city near you soon.
Reconceptualising Ibiza’s scene with his unique parties and fresh approach to tech house, emerging DJ and producer RARa isn’t one to conform to the rules.
Known for his landmark event series, Secret Sessions, he’s taken Ibiza by storm. Putting on bespoke pop up parties in breathtaking locations, strictly for the ‘in the know’ heads and workers. He’s brought together the finest up and coming artists the island has to offer, with top level unannounced headliners, to resounding success.
RARa has a die-hard love for the White Isle, investing all of his time outside of the DJ booth into his passion project, The Ibiza Bible. A social media powerhouse for anyone into Balearic nightlife, the site’s channels are an essential portal into all of the best events that Ibiza has to offer.
With a feel-good, upbeat style, RARa knows how to read the crowd both as a challenging artist and a party curator. Cementing himself in the Ibiza club scene, RARa has had the privilege of playing some of the islands best venues including Amnesia, Octan and palace of decadence Pikes. Playing alongside acts like Michael Bibi, Detlef, and Darius Syrossian.
Hailing from the birthplace of house music, Chicago. Redux Saints is an act that embodies the genres true original energy, whilst constantly looking to the future of the sound, pushing its boundaries and harnessing a natural gift for production and creativity.
Jason Trevor Miller is the visionary behind Redux Saints, a moniker he unleashed in 2015. The project draws inspiration from a wide range of sounds and eras from across the house music spectrum. It’s a versatile, yet highly current take on the genre, that has seen support from an array of the scenes most noted performers. From house mainstays such as Erick Morillo, Pete Tong and Fatboy Slim, to tech house pioneers Mark Knight, Riva Starr and D. Ramirez, to big room techno heavyweights, Carl Cox and Nic Fanciulli.
His music has got the attention of leading record labels, which has seen him release on CR2, Toolroom, Shanghaied and Stealth. With such creativity, the natural progression has taken him to create his own imprint, Deep Tech Los Angeles Records, named after the city he currently resides. The label serves as a platform for him to showcase more of his extensive back catalogue and music from up and coming act’s he’s discovered whilst playing around the world and on his Frisky Radio Show.
Since moving to the City of Angels, he’s taken its vibrant underground warehouse scene by storm. Firmly cementing his reputation as one of the city’s go to DJs for tech house and melodic techno. His skills behind the decks have seen him tour some of the world’s most exciting places to play, from the iconic Burning Man festival, London’s Ministry of Sound, Amsterdam’s ADE conference to some of Spain’s most beautiful spots, in Barcelona and Ibiza’s legendary palace of excess, Pikes.
Having accomplished so much, in such a short space of time. It’s clear that his music speaks for itself and his live performances always deliver the goods.
DJ & Producer originating from Leeds UK, Rickie DH has created his own unique flair on house and techno, infamous for his creative mixing abilities and captivating performances. Rickie has the skills to ignite crowds through his bold music selection and edits bringing an energetic presence to any stage.
The emerging act has adopted substantial roles through music, performing to crowds of up to 5,000 at the likes of Mint Festival, Space Ibiza, BPM Festival Europe, and supported high caliber acts such as Fatboy Slim and Sasha.
Rickie has also promoted his own series of events including Reach, a 3000 capacity festival and hosting his own arena at the infamous Warehouse Project Manchester bringing international and local acts together, creating a sonic vision for his music community.
Recently he has taken time to work on his production which led to him being selected by Doorly for his first label signing. Dedicated to working on releases for 2020 and beyond, Rickie DH has a solid future ahead.
Flying under the radar, Ross Howard uses fundamental concepts of happiness to translate into both his production and electrifying DJ sets. Hoping to create memorable experiences for audiences around the globe.
Howard focuses on bringing an influential combination of house and techno. With an appreciation for the greats like Chus and Ceballos, David Penn, Darius Syrossian, Howard represents the principles of what it takes to be a triumphant curator.
The London-based act has brought his energetic sound to Defected Sessions and a number of UK based venues. Recent single “Orbit” samples from funk favorite “Funky Town”, demonstrating Howard’s superb musicality in his creative process. Howard also dominates the techno space. A recent mix, “Keep Kontrol: Techno Space Mix 001” explores his delicate control in navigating hard techno and sonically expansive records.
Direct from the lush rainforest hinterlands of Byron Bay, TAYA. is one of the Australian electronic music scene's brightest stars.
Fresh from a European summer in Berlin, while relishing in the big wins of Circus Recordings and Doorly remix competitions, 2019 was a watershed year for this fast-rising talent. He enters the new year and decade as one of Australia's most in-demand producers, DJs, and sonic innovators.
With releases on Yousef's Circus Recordings, Gorgon City's Realm Records, Doorly's Reptile Dysfunction, and Stan Kolev & Matan Caspi's Outta Limits alongside Aussie favourites Bassic, Recovery Collective and Open Records, his formidable production prowess can't be denied.
Add to this with DJ shows both across Australia and abroad, including at the 2019 ICONYC & Krafted showcase at Amsterdam Dance Event, Pikes in Ibiza, Twisted Frequency in New Zealand, Subculture in New Caledonia, and Jenja in Bali. While the mighty Aussie festivals include Splendour In The Grass, Earth Frequency, Rabbits Eat Lettuce and Bohemian Beatfreaks -- there is no doubt Taya is one of Australia's hottest talents.
To top it off, TAYA. has seen support from world-class DJs and producers Carl Cox, Damian Lazarus, and Yousef, to name a few. With the list ever-growing.
The best bit? TAYA. is one of the nicest, most passionate guys in show business and it shows, both behind the decks and in his diverse, forward-thinking production output.
With a flair for funky, deep, and dubbed music, Hailing from Galway, Ireland, Tom Walsh has a huge passion for the industry and a desire to be a high quality artist, playing in the world’s leading clubs and venues. A self-proclaimed party initiator, the up and coming DJ and producer is driven to create a solid connection with fans.
A consistent artist both in and out of the studio, Walsh focuses on creating transcendent dance music that can be applicable both on the dancefloor and in daily life.
Walsh has played alongside Ibiza favorite Marcelo Demarco, and gained notoriety with his Get Down party based in Galway. Focused on promoting local and international DJs from all across the music spectrum, Get Down has become a local source for upcoming electronic acts.
Walsh has also debuted as a resident with Ibiza hotspots BayBar Beach Club and Urban Lounge Ibiza, whilst also playing regularly in venues such as Ibiza Rocks Bar and Shenanigans Ibiza. On home soil, he has also played the famous "The Spiral Session" which is a rite of passage for many Irish and visiting International DJ’s.
House aficionado Tim Nice is a long-standing veteran of the electronic music scene. An established professional both in the DJ booth and in the studio. These skills have led him to perform across the globe and released on some of the most highly revered record labels.
Tim has been honing his craft for over twenty years. He’s an artist at the top of his game; a label owner of Tall House Digital, a prolific producer releasing under numerous production aliases including his latest venture, Bronx Cheer and now as an in-demand DJ, Tim Nice.
His tracks have gained support across major platforms, including regular plays on the UK’s leading station, BBC Radio 1. His peers Roger Sanchez, Danny Tenaglia, Steve Mac, Robert Owens, Shadow Child and DJ Dan to name a few, are all regular supporters of his music. Tim has clocked up releases on King Street, InStereo, Black Rock, Morehouse and House sessions to name a few. He’s gained recognition by being voted in Traxsource House and Jackin’ House top 100 artists, regularly hitting the Soulful House, House, Jackin House and Tech House charts. These accolades and chart breaking releases all outline his diverse sound and stand testament to his unique sound and approach to making music.
Tim is just as comfortable behind the decks as he is in the studio. His enigmatic performances and ability to read a crowd have ensured he’s a regular on the festival and club circuit, throughout his native home in the UK and across Europe, playing alongside acts such as Solardo, Pete Tong, Camelphat and Claptone at iconic venues such as Ibiza’s Pikes and Ibiza Rocks. Hailed by Doorly as “A DJ that can play any room”. He’s got that rare gift of being a truly versatile and adaptable, yet highly specialist performer.
A slave to the rhythm, Triple 888 is purveyor of soul-driven house and techno. Playing at venues and festivals like Stereosonic Festival, Anza Club, and Conservatory Rooftop, the Australian DJ has also been the supporting act for Wankelmut and D-Unity.
For the emerging act, music wasn’t just a choice but something she had to inarguably pursue. Her strong desire to create has driven her to pursue compositions within genres of House, Techno, and G-House. Inspired by childhood records, Triple 888 is a standalone act that has channeled her influences into making original records.
Shaped by her entrepreneurial spirit, Triple 888 has gone on to create her own record label Prime 888, along with promotion agency Prime 888 Movement, and the music app Club 888. Her label has brought to light Perth based talents, further solidifying Triple 888’s ability to curate and discover talent. Her deep cuts and knowledge as a DJ has led her to aim high and dream big for herself, sharing passion with the audience she adores.