$2,321 Per Person
October 5 - 10 2020
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✓ 5 Nights Accommodation
✓ Industry Leading Mentors
✓ Expert DJ Tutors
✓ Music Production Workshops
✓ Software Tips
✓ Marketing Masterclass
✓ Industry Insights
✓ Showcases in London & Ibiza
✓ Mindfulness, Yoga & Meditation Workshops
✓ Free Software Subscriptions
✓ Professional Press Shots
✓ Professional Logo Design
✓ Management Advice
✓ After Care Support
✓ Fitness Sessions
✓ Plus much much more
✗ Food and drink are not included in the price of the retreat. We offer an affordable meal plan as an optional extra that can be added at checkout.
✗ Internal ground transport is not included as part of the retreat.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY
We settle into our idyllic Ibiza surroundings with some poolside vibes, welcome drinks, a delicious BBQ and open decks for anyone to jump on and get some early practise in before the learning programme begins.
Check into your accommodation anytime from 3pm and get to know the Orbit Team, retreat mentors and the other Orbit attendees.
Plus an introduction to the 5 day learning program from Orbit co-founder Doorly.
DAY 2: EVALUATIONS DAY
The aim of our first full day of the retreat is to evaluate your current level, asses the areas where you want to improve and then tailor the learning experience to fit your needs during the coming days. You will spend an intensive DJ technique session with one of our DJ mentors and will have an intimate 2 hour workshop with your chosen production mentor. You will also spend time with our marketing, branding and industry experts to audit your current profile and will be asked to set some S.M.A.R.T goals for your time at the retreat.
DAY 3: TECHNICAL TRAINING
After our initial assesment day you will be placed into groups of two which will remain your pairing for the rest of the retreat. Your pairing will be based on your current level and your preferred production software. After a healthy breakfast has been digested, you are your new collaboration partner will begin your rotation of intensive workshops with our Orbit mentors. After lunch we begin the second half of the day with an industry insights talk with one of our special guest mentors followed by jumping back into your pairs and continuing your rotation round the DJ technique, production and personal development workshops. We end the day with a voluntary guided meditation and breath work class to calm our minds.
DAY 4: ADVANCED TRAINING
We start the day with an energising yoga sessions, the perfect way to begin an intensive advanced training day. Picking right back up from where we left it the day before, we dive right back into our learning workshops. We delve deeper into more advanced DJ techniques with pioneer equipment experts taking you through all the latest hardware, we start to further develop our understanding of the production lessons from our chosen software and we start to have a better understanding of the direction in which we want to take our artist profile when we return back to the real world. We'll also start to put together tracks, samples and original edits ready for our live performance on the final day. As with the previous day, we'll be joined by an industry leading expert for a sofa talk after lunch and will end the day with more mindfulness and personal development.
DAY 5: PERFORMANCE DAY
We again start the day with a Yoga session for anyone to drop into, followed by getting straight into a full back to back day of live DJ sets. Your technical DJ skills have been elevated, you've shared music with mentors and other retreat attendees, you have new samples and acapellas added to your toolkit and you may have even produced a new track or edit to test out. You're ready to go! The final full day at the retreat is a celebration of everything you have learned and all the connections you have made and once the pressure is off from your live performance, you can either dive straight back into further learning with our mentors, or un wide by the pool with a pina colada. We end the final night with a big party at a location TBA.
DAY 6: DEPARTURE DAY
Feeling empowered by the knowledge that's been gained and the friends that have been made, we say our goodbyes, pack up our equipment and check out of our rooms at 11am.
But the Orbit experience is not over, we'll continue to remain in touch with you after the retreat is over as we start to deliver your new content including press shots, logo and brand designs, new bio's and your recorded mix, all ready to take to you to the next place in your journey...
Over the course of the retreat attendees will be set homework and tasks each evening to enhance their learning experience and work as tools during each day of the course. Each day an activity has been carefully devised to optimise the experience for everyone involved.
We will also include talks on protecting your mental health in the music industry, Starting your own club nights & record labels, group exercises, mindfulness and group Q&A sessions with our headline guest mentors.
This all sounds like a lot of learning, we know! But don’t worry, everything about our retreat is designed to leave you feeling rested, inspired and motivated, from the food to the additional activities such as yoga, mindfulness and some quality downtime together as a group. You’ve worked hard to treat yourself to this trip so we want this to be as much of a holiday for you as just an educational activity. And above all you will make new connections on this retreat that will become friendships and business relationships alike to last the rest of your life.
Previous students have signed to our mentors record labels, been booked for shows globally, taken on by our team for management or introduced to major labels with their tracks. If you have what it takes, we will help you get there faster, if you haven't yet, then we are here to teach you, by superstar international headline DJs who have been exactly where you are at some point in their career.
MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
We are Hummingbird is a non-profit community of music lovers who have united to spread awareness of mental health by using music as a platform to encourage people to open up and engage in conversation.
We'll be joined by Ian Hurst, co-founder of the project and highly skilled communicator and public speaker on Mental Health and wellbeing. He'll be delivering a number of sessions over the course of the retreat focussing on ways to look after your mental health as a artist in the music industry and will also be available for one on one sessions at request.
The Orbit Finca a unique resort in the centre of Ibiza’s protected natural park
The Orbit Finca a unique resort in the centre of Ibiza’s UNESCO protected natural park. This beautiful oasis is walk away from Es Cavellet beach, Salinas beach, and some of Ibiza’s most famous beach clubs. The location is also close to legendary venue DC10 - the place that launched many DJ careers. With rooms for solo travellers, couples and large groups, we can accommodate for everyone.
During the retreat guests will be able to access a pool, bar, restaurant serving healthy food all day and a Moroccan tent offering wellbeing workshops.
Please note that all rooms are shared accommodation sleeping from 2 - 6 people.
All places available at Orbit DJ Retreats are shared accommodation. As there are a variety of sleeping options in each of the fincas including double, single and bunk beds, we will allocate these bed options on a first come first serve basis.
Finca 1 is a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with 2 double beds and 4 single beds, sleeping a maximum of 6 people. It also has a living room with dining table, chairs and a sofa, satellite TV, refrigerator, air conditioning plus a small terrace in front of the finca with table, chairs with access to the WIFI.
Finca 2 is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with 1 double (which can also be separated to make 2 separate beds) and 1 single bed to sleep the 3rd person in the room if needed. It also has a TV, air conditioning, refrigerator, plus a small terrace with table, chairs and bar and access to the WIFI.
Finca 3 is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with 1 double bed and 1 single bed to sleep the 2nd person in the room. It also has a TV, air conditioning, refrigerator, plus a small terrace with table, chairs and bar and access to the WIFI.
Finca 4 has 2 bedrooms with 2 double beds and 1 single bed, a living room, a bathroom with a shower, an outdoor terrace with table and chairs, living room with a table and chairs, satellite TV, air conditioning and WIFI on the outdoor terrace. There is also a single bed for the 3rd person is in one of the bedrooms.
Finca 5 is a 2 bedroom apartment with 2 double beds and 1 single bed, a bathroom with a shower, a living room with table and chairs, TV, air conditioning and an outdoor terrace with access to the WIFI.
Finca 7 is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with 1 double bed and 1 single bed to sleep the 2nd person in the room. It also has a TV, air conditioning, refrigerator, plus a small terrace with table, chairs and access to the WIFI.
Finca 8 has 1 bedroom apartment with a double bed and 1 single bed in it. It also has a TV, air conditioning, refrigerator, plus a large terrace with table, chairs and access to the WIFI.
Finca 10 is a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with 1 double bed and 1 single bed in the larger room, plus a single bed in the smaller room. It also has air conditioning, satellite TV plus a lovely outdoor terrace with table chairs and access to the WIFI.
Matt Hobin "Hobbs" DJ & Producer (UK)
Doorly single handedly raised my performance levels to a new height, explaining everything in a clear and precise way. On top of working with one of the most sought after DJ/Producers in the world he is also one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I will be booking with him again to continue improving my skills. Since being taught by Doorly I’ve since gone on to join the Reptile Dysfunction family as an artist, with my release played by Marco Carolla and Jamie Jones, and I’m also employed as part of the label management team.
Samuel Roukin “Roukin” Actor, DJ & Producer (UK)
DOORLY really understood my sound, showed me how to do everything with more ease, flair and confidence and gave me a whole bag of new tricks to boot. He is the most technically brilliant DJs I have met and is a wizard at passing that knowledge on. On top of this, he has the knowledge to see you where you are in your career and thne take that to a level you didn’t know was possible. I simply wouldn’t be the DJ and Producer I am right now without his mentorship.
Danny Taylor (Tan-Dem)
From the moment I mentioned the Tan-Dem project Doorly was on board mentoring me every step of the way. Under his stewardship I've played on the same bills as some of the greatest our scene has to offer, MK, Claude Von Stroke, Annie Mac, to name a few, and our styles seemed to compliment eachother in such a way that collaboration was inevitable. It was slightly less than a year from the date of our first release that I was playing Ministry of Sound with three of our tracks in my set having been released on labels as prestigious as Dirty Bird, Cross Town Rebels and of course our home...Reptile Dysfunction
I first met Doorly at a secret villa after-party where he only had one USB and the decks were not linked so he asked me to play b2b with him. This was a dream come true for me and we've been mates ever since! The next time we met I was playing my first ever set at Cafe Mambo and he came and asked me what song I was playing and told me he liked my style. After that I started making music for him and his label Reptile Dysfunction, I also ended up playing back to back with him at Cafe Mambo. My first release on his label was called ‘Pawn The Monkey’ which was part of his Young UN's EP. This was then followed up with a remix of "Idris Elba” and “Back Talk, Paradise" before I released my first solo EP on vinyl which sold out almost immediately. Through Doorly’s help and guidance I've managed to release my music to the world and also DJ in unbelievable places like the legendary Pikes Ibiza.
I wouldn’t be who I am and where I am today if it wasn’t for Doorly believing in me and pushing and encouraging me to be a DJ. Whilst learning to beat match he was the one who said “one day it will just click” and it did, luckily enough after many hours! Through many all nighters collecting music together, (I am still taking credit for the Dizzee remix btw) he crafted my approach to playing and reading crowds and inspired me to be versatile in my sets and open to all music. His many years of experience, technical ability and the fact he is an all round good human makes him one of the best.
Nik Wilson - Booker & Promoter (UK / LA)
I’ve been booking Doorly over the past decade at leading nightclubs both in the UK and in the US. He’s renowned for being a technically gifted, versatile DJ, hence being in the rare position of being one of Pioneer’s “go to” guys whenever they’re testing and developing new equipment. He has a very caring nature, he thrives on helping and sharing his knowledge with others, be it aspiring young DJs or friends in the industry. He’s constantly approaching me with new emerging talent he feels should be on my radar to book at venues and he always keeps an eye out for business opportunities that would be beneficial to me. Working with Doorly is having someone who always has your back. He’s the perfect person to be tutoring and mentoring DJs at every level, from fledgling bedroom DJs, to those looking to break through to the next stage in their career.
Doorly is an inspiration in djing and production, it was such an honour to learn from a real legend in the industry. I couldn’t recommend Doorly enough, working with him has not only helped me to progress skills but he also opened the door for me in Ibiza. I will be going back to the island to work with Doorly again later in the year. He is a legend, a super talented DJ and producer who has remained humble, always positive and a great person to work with.
One of the nicest and grounded people I’ve met and considering the stature (and the busy schedule) he has, Doorly always finds time to reply to my messages and guide me in the right direction for the very best of help.
What a guy Doorly is, I’m proud to have him as a mentor and would recommend him to anyone who wants to not only learn about DJing and production, but everything about the music industry.
The best person! More Doorly's need to live amongst us on this planet 🌍 guided and helped me through my career 100% recommended.
The best person! More Doorly's need to live amongst us on this planet 🌍 He has guided and helped me throughout my career Jay Newman Meeting Doorly via Danny Savage / DJ Growth Lab in the UK meant that I was finally able to work with a real professional who could assess my ability and identify what I had the potential to do after years of trying by myself.
DJ ! Mark
It's not just Doorly's in-depth knowledge that is a differentiator, it's the way that he engages with you across all subjects. This aides in making the whole process as efficient and effective as possible.
MADDECKS (Workshop Attendee 2018)
Doorly is a genius when it comes to coaching and mentoring. He extremely knowledgeable and easily adapts to your needs. He is very patient and always takes time to explain things properly. I can't wait to get more coaching with him at one of the Orbit retreats soon.
Does my experience or technical knowledge effect whether I can attend or not?
One of our co-founders Doorly answered this question for us and here's what he said –
”I started my career in a bar collecting glasses, I absolutely loved music and was collecting records at home and one week the opportunity finally came up when the regular dj never showed up and I bravely stepped in to cover having never played to a venue or people before. I managed to get the gig on a regular basis and was soon playing 6 / 8 /10 /12 hour shifts and pushing myself and teaching myself all the time. I wish i had someone to show me the ropes then that would have fast tracked my learning and help me avoid some big mistakes along the road of djing 20 years later Im now a global ambassador for Pioneer but still learning constantly and looking at my peers and industry leaders for inspiration and new challenges. There’s no level that is too basic or too advanced to join us."
How does the shared accommodation work?
We have taken over a beautiful Finca in Ibiza with an intimate and exclusive feel. All places available are shared accommodation. Some shared accommodation has multiple private rooms, others do not. If you are booking with a group of people we advise that you book the amount of places available in that room, however you can also book single places in shared accommodation and you will be placed with another Orbit Student.
As there are a variety of sleeping options in each of the rooms including double, single and bunk beds, we will allocate these bed options on a first come first serve basis for the people who book onto the retreat and their chosen accommodation option first.
Please note rooms are mixed gender.
What is the payment schedule?
10% deposit to secure your place at Orbit with the following instalments. Please note, if you pay in full, you will receive an Orbit care package on arrival in your room
•Minimum of 10% to secure your booking.
•Minimum of 50% must be paid at least 3 months before retreat.
•Full balance must be paid at least 1 month before retreat.
You can also pay off any amount at any time by logging into your booking
The above payment schedule is valid for your total package value including meal package if you have selected this.
Is there support for all genres of DJ'ing / production?
What do I need to bring to get the best out of my experience?
We're a duo / group - Will this experience be beneficial for us?
What do I come away with after the experience?
If I don’t currently produce is this the right fit for me?
I'm not familiar with social media, is there someone available to help me with this?
Social media is always changing and people are always learning so you won't be at a disadvantage with little or no past experience with social media or a current social media presence. We will have a n expert on hand to support you setting this up and up skilling.
What free time will we have?
Does the package include travel insurance?
What is the price of the retreat and can you purchase in other currencies?
Please find pricing in Great British Pounds Sterling below.
Prices will also be displayed in your home current and payment will be taken in your home currency.
How much is the deposit and when do I need to pay my balance?
We ask for a 10% deposit to secure your place at Orbit with the following instalments. Please note, if you decide to pay in full, you will receive an Orbit care package on arrival in your room
What is the refund policy?
When is check in and check out?
You will be able to check into you room from 3pm on the first day of the retreat and check out is at 10am on the final morning of the retreat, you are however welcome to hang out at the venue before and after check in and check out.
Is food and drink included?
Food and drink are not included in the price of the retreat. We offer an affordable meal plan as an optional extra to the retreat, or you can bring your own food or shop at a small local supermarket. We will release more details of the meal plan around 6 weeks before the retreat
Is there a supermarket nearby?
Yes, Supermercado is 9 minutes walk away or 2 minutes by car.
Why are the retreat options different prices?
Fred's Finca has a limited capacity with different bedding configuration in each Finca. The more people you share with means the less it will cost and the less people you share with increases the package price.
If you’d like to have your own room, this would be the same as purchasing 2 packages given the limited capacity. Please email us if you would like to discuss this option further
Is there an age limit?
Orbit is an 18 and over retreat.
How do I get from the airport to Freds?
It's a short 15 minute taxi from the airport. Please note, it's important you get cash out before you arrive as the taxi card machines do not have reception when they drop off.
What is included in my package?
5 nights accommodation, tutoring and syllabus, professional press shots, logo design, gig in Ibiza and London, video interview, networking with industry leaders, mental health talks, wellness activations and much more.
How do I get to Orbit showcase events in London, L.A, Sydney & Ibiza?
Please note, it's your requirement and cost to get to these Orbit showcases. You are not required to play, but there is an option in case you want.
What is included in our gift pack?
It will be released after the retreat has sold out, last years attendees received an array of complimentary Orbit gifts ranging from membership vouchers to headphones to merchandise.
What is the alcohol policy?
There is a fully operational bar on site at the retreat, you are welcome to purchase soft drinks throughout the day, but we ask that people do not drink alcohol during the learning sessions. Social drinking after the sessions have finished for the day is permitted, however we ask that people remain respectful and mindful to themselves and each other.
We recommend that all attendees have retired for the day no later than midnight to maximise the retreat experience.