DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY

Sun 6 Oct 2019

11:30 - 14:30: Orbit DJs Poolside

Welcome poolside vibes soundtracked by former retreat attendee and Reptile Dysfunction label boss; Hobbs, plus open decks for all retreat attendees.

15:00 - 20:00 Check in Time 

Check into your accommodation anytime from 3pm and settle into the beautiful surroundings.

16:30 - 19:00: Welcome to Orbit

Welcome drinks, a delicious BBQ cooked by our private chef and poolside music provided by Orbit DJs. 

19:00 - 20:00: Introduction to Orbit DJ Retreats

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.

20:00 - 21:00: We Are Hummingbird

Ian Hurst introduces us to his mental health awareness campaign We Are Hummingbird and offers us some advice on achieving the strength and confidence to safely maximise your learning capacity over the following few days.

21:00 - 00:00: Personal Development Time

Each day will finish with time to reflect and also plan for the days ahead.
We strongly advise you take this opportunity to relax whilst brushing up on any subjects that might help you for the following day.
Areas to work on for day 2 include:

  • Recordbox preparation.
  • Goal setting preparation.
  • Press shot  preparation
  • Music preparation

DAY 2: EVALUATIONS DAY

Mon 7 Oct 2019

9:00 - 9:30: Breakfast

Healthy breakfast and group briefing hosted by Doorly.

9:30 - 13:30: Workshop Groups: Evaluations pt 1

A rotation of 1 hour workshops in pairs. Pairs will be determined by level of experience.

  1. DJing Technique: with Doorly & Gorgon City.
  2. DJing Technique: Practise Session with Hobbs.
  3. Social Media & Marketing: with Jordan Hallpike.
  4. Production Workshop: with GAWP.
  5. Production Practise: with Mark Burnett.
  6. Industry Insights: with Dominic Furber & Nik Wilson.
  7. Professional Press Shots: with Daniel Watson.
  8. Mental Health Awareness: with Ian Hurst

13:30 - 14:30: Lunch Break

A delicious lunch menu prepared by our private chef. Menu to be announced soon.

14:30 - 15:30: Q&A

With Kai Cant (Abode) & Doorly 

15:30 - 19:30: Workshop Groups: Evaluations pt 2

A rotation of 1 hour workshops in pairs. Pairs will be determined by level of experience.

  1. DJing Technique: with Doorly & Gorgon City.
  2. DJing Technique: Practise Session with Hobbs.
  3. Social Media & Marketing: with Jordan Hallpike.
  4. Production Workshop: with GAWP.
  5. Production Practise: with Mark Burnett.
  6. Industry Insights: with Dominic Furber & Nik Wilson.
  7. Professional Press Shots: with Daniel Watson.
  8. Mental Health Awareness: with Ian Hurst

19:30 - 20:00: Break

Freshen up, chill out, or work on your personal development subjects.

20:00 - 21:00: Dinner

A delicious dinner menu prepared by our private chef plus a first day debrief from Doorly.

21:00 - 00:00: Personal Development Time

Each day will finish with time to reflect and also plan for the days ahead.
We strongly advise you take this opportunity to relax whilst brushing up on any subjects that might help you for the following day.
Areas to work on for day 3 include:

  • Review of tutor tasks..
  • Goal setting form to be filled out and to be discussed at day 3 breakfast. "Think and grow rich" book to reference.
  • Make list of DJ Tech questions you need help with.

DAY 3: TECHNICAL TRAINING

Tue 8 Oct 2019

9:00 - 9:30: Breakfast

Healthy breakfast and goal setting.

9:30 - 13:30: Workshop Groups: Training pt 1

A rotation of 1 hour workshops in pairs. Pairs will be determined by level of experience.

  1. DJing Technique: with Doorly & Gorgon City.
  2. DJing Practise: with Davina Moss.
  3. Branding brainstorm: with Jordan Hallpike
  4. Production Workshop: with Mark Burnett & GAWP.
  5. Production Practise: with Juliet Foxx.
  6. Industry Insights: with Dominic Furber & Nik Wilson.
  7. Pioneer Equipment Training: with Rob Anderson.
  8. Mental Health Awareness: with Ian Hurst

13:30 - 14:30: Lunch Break

A delicious lunch menu prepared by our private chef. Menu to be announced soon.

14:30 - 15:30: Q&A

With Matt Robson-Scott from Gorgon City

15:30 - 19:30: Workshop Groups: Training pt 2

A rotation of 1 hour workshops in pairs. Pairs will be determined by level of experience.

  1. DJing Technique: with Doorly & Gorgon City.
  2. DJing Practise: with Davina Moss.
  3. Branding brainstorm: with Jordan Hallpike
  4. Production Workshop: with Mark Burnett & GAWP.
  5. Production Practise: with Juliet Foxx.
  6. Industry Insights: with Dominic Furber & Nik Wilson.
  7. Pioneer Equipment Training: with Rob Anderson.
  8. Mental Health Awareness: with Ian Hurst

19:30 - 20:00: Break

Freshen up, chill out or work on your personal development subjects.

20:00 - 21:00: Dinner

A delicious dinner menu prepared by our private chef plus a debrief from Doorly.

21:00 - 00:00: Personal Development Time

Each day will finish with time to reflect and also plan for the days ahead.
We strongly advise you take this opportunity to relax whilst brushing up on any subjects that might help you for the following day.
Areas to work on for day 4 include:

  • Make a list of what you want to get from your 30 minute sessions tomorrow.
  • Find 4 - 16 Samples you want to put into Sampler.
  • Pick tracks for your live stream to practice tomorrow.

DAY 4: ADVANCED TRAINING

Wed 9 Oct 2019

8:00 - 9:00: Yoga & Meditation

With Josie & Rob da Bank

9:00 - 9:30: Breakfast

Healthy breakfast and goal setting.

9:30 - 13:30: Workshop Groups: Training pt 1

A rotation of 1 hour workshops in pairs. Pairs will be determined by level of experience.

  1. DJing Technique: with Doorly.
  2. DJing Practise: with Hobbs.
  3. Social Media & Marketingwith Hugh Cruickshank.
  4. Production Workshop: with GAWP.
  5. Production Practise: with Mark Burnett
  6. Industry Insights: with Dominic Furber, Nik Wilson. & Sam Beck
  7. Pioneer Equipment Training: with Rob Anderson
  8. Mental Health Awareness: with Ian Hurst

13:30 - 14:30: Lunch Break

A delicious lunch menu prepared by our private chef. Menu to be announced soon.

14:30 - 15:30: Industry Panel

With Rob da Bank, Nik Wilson, Dom Furber, Sam Beck, Jodie Layton & Hugh Cruickshank

15:30 - 19:30: Workshop Groups: Training pt 2

A rotation of 1 hour workshops in pairs. Pairs will be determined by level of experience.

  1. DJing Technique: with Doorly.
  2. DJing Practise: with Hobbs.
  3. Social Media & Marketingwith Hugh Cruickshank.
  4. Production Workshop: with GAWP.
  5. Production Practise: with Mark Burnett
  6. Industry Insights: with Dominic Furber, Nik Wilson. & Sam Beck
  7. Pioneer Equipment Training: with Rob Anderson
  8. Mental Health Coaching: with Ian Hurst

19:30 - 20:00: Break

Freshen up, chill out or work on your personal development subjects.

20:00 - 21:00: Dinner

A delicious dinner menu prepared by our private chef plus a debrief from Doorly.

21:00 - 22:00: Sleep Retreat: Breathe Work

With Josie & Rob da Bank

21:00 - 00:00: Personal Development Time

Each day will finish with time to reflect and also plan for the days ahead.
We strongly advise you take this opportunity to relax whilst brushing up on any subjects that might help you for the following day.
Areas to work on for day 5 include:

  • Find Tracks for Big Set and mentally prepare.
  • Make sure your socials are looking sharp.
  • Promote on your networks the event for live stream.

DAY 5: LIVE STREAM PERFORMANCE

Thu 10 Oct 2019

8:00 - 9:00: Yoga & Meditation

With Josie & Rob da Bank

9:00 - 9:30: Breakfast

Healthy breakfast and group briefing

9:30 - 17:30: Live Steaming with Traxsource

After 4 days of intensive learning, put your new found skills and tracks into practise with our live stream supported by our partners Traxsource and Ibiza Bible.

Group Workshops also running throughout this period;

  1. Doorly Production Tips
  2. Back 2 Back DJ Practise with GAWP
  3. Mark Burnett Production Tips 
  4. Social Growth Tips with Ryan Connolly (Ibiza Bible)
  5. Resident DJ tips with Verity Mayes
  • Lunchtime buffet style lunch will be prepared by our private chef.
  • DJ and Production practise areas available.
  • Mentors available for final advice.
  • Studio suites available for working on music.

17:30 - 19:00: Break

Relax by the pool or fine tune you music ahead of our party at Pikes.

19:00 - 20:00: Mental Health Panel

With Ian Hurst, Doorly & Kai Cant (Abode)

20:00 - 21:00: Dinner

A delicious dinner menu prepared by our private chef plus a debrief from Doorly.

21:00 - 22:00: Travel to Pikes

Taxi's will be available from Freds Finca to take you to Pikes

22:00 - 04:00: Orbit Party at Pikes

Each attendee will have the opportunity to play at Pikes. Set times will be established during the day.
This could also be your chance to go back to back with some of the retreat mentors and tutors.

DAY 6: DEPARTURE DAY

Fri 11 Oct 2019

9:00 - 9:30: Breakfast
9:30 - 10:30: Equipment Pack up
10:30 - 11:30: Check out

THROUGHOUT THE RETREAT

ENHANCED LEARNING

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.