Hosted by co-founder and seasoned DJ mentor Doorly, Orbit Retreats launch in Ibiza in October 2019, however Doorly has been coaching and mentoring up and coming DJs and Producers for years, many of which have now gone on to achieve some great things, from performing at venues across the world, to releasing music of Doorly's own label and beyond. Here's a selection of former mentee's that have worked with Doorly...
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.
Matt Hobin "Hobbs" 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.
Samuel Roukin “Roukin” Actor, DJ & Producer (UK)
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
Danny Taylor (Tan-Dem)
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.
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.
Nik Wilson - Booker & Promoter (UK / LA)
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.
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.
DJ ! Mark
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.
MADDECKS (Workshop Attendee 2018)