Orbit DJ Retreats are an immersive and holistic learning experience for DJ’s and producers to elevate their skills and knowledge to the next level. Taking place in unique locations across the world, the first retreat launches in October 2019 in the centre of a stunning UNESCO protected national park in Ibiza.
During the six day retreat, students will be mentored by a collection of the most successful and innovative names in electronic music and beyond, including Orbit Co-Founder Doorly, industry experts from Ableton and Pioneer, plus a host of Orbit friends from across a broad spectrum of fields.
A venture between leading minds in music from around the globe, Orbit’s programme will cover all the essentials to succeed in the music industry, including; how to use DJ equipment at the highest level of performance. Mastering production and software skills. Marketing, social media and branding. Business and career development development. Plus workshops and classes focused on health and wellbeing, offering tips to maintain a long career in the industry.
- 5 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION
- DJ MASTERCLASS
- MUSIC PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS
- SOFTWARE TIPS
- BUSINESS, MARKETING & BRANDING COURSE
- INDUSTRY GUEST TALKS
- ARTIST SESSIONS
- DJ SETS AT IBIZA VENUES
- PROFESSIONAL PRESS KIT CREATION
- HEALTH, YOGA & MEDITATION WORKSHOPS
- IBIZA AND WORLDWIDE CLUB DATES
Orbit Founder: Doorly
It’s been just a few years since Pete Tong touted Doorly as a future star, but not even the Radio 1 icon could have predicted just how rapid his ascent would be. As of 2016, he can already add two Essential Mixes, multiple Beatport and Traxsource No.1s, including a month-long stint at No.1 in the Beatport Chart with ‘Gravity Check’ (2016’s Biggest Selling Tech House Record on the site), production for Usher and Nicki Minaj, sharing the stage with The Prodigy & LCD Soundsystem, acclaimed releases on Cajual, Dirtybird and Hot Creations and studio collaborations with Green Velvet, Switch & Grandmaster Flash to his ever-growing list of achievements.
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.
This is an example schedule of what you can expect at an Orbit DJ Retreat. Please note that exact details and timings are subject to change. A full and detailed scheduled will be shared with students 4 weeks before the retreat begins
The goal of our first evening together is to get to know your fellow students and mentors at a welcome BBQ. During this time there will also be a full breakdown of the schedule ahead and goal setting for the forthcoming days ahead.
Our aim is that by the end of the week that students will become great friends and future peers having gone through some incredible, life changing experiences together.
Your mentors will become part of your accountability group moving forward to ensure that you reach your goals.
We gently ease into the weeks activities with a 30 minute demo from each attendee to display their current level of performance, a 30 minute session on production plus a 30 minute session with one of our social media experts who will take in an overview of their social media footprint and look for areas to improve.
Each student will have their own high quality press shots taken by our photographers, with assistance from our stylist team to make sure that each student is being represented online as the best version of themselves.
Additional rehearsal and production areas are set up for practice sessions in between the one on one sessions to relax or continue to sharpen those skills.
Positive, constructive feedback will be given on the spot by our industry expert mentors and also discussed at the end of the day as a group with more goals set for learning and performance over the coming days.
The focus of day three is to use the information gathered by our mentors to create focused lectures and expert demonstrations on suitable equipment / software and areas of the industry that we believe would further progress
Students will again be broken into smaller workshop groups for more focussed time with each mentor plus some more one on one time in each area (Production / DJ Performance / Profile)
In each of the individual's one on one sessions it's the chance to optimise your time and mentoring available to you and really sharpen up your skills across the board with the focussed lessons designed specifically for you.
Additional DJ rehearsal and production areas are set up for practice sessions in between the one on ones, by this point students should really be noticing a huge improvement in skills and confidence as an artist.
The purpose of day four is to mentally and technically prepare you for the live stream. This high quality video performance will be every student’s calling card moving forward so it’s imperative that they go into it fully prepared, feeling calm and ready to rock.
By this point our mentors will understand their students inside and out so today will be about polishing up sets with further one on one advice sessions and a dry run of the live stream.
The day will finish with a group Q&A session over content from the previous days and an in depth discussion and group brainstorming session for the live stream the following day.
The live stream day & Graduation
Our students have learned to perform on new equipment at a much higher level than thought possible, they have new samples and acapellas in their toolkit, and may have even produced new tracks.Social media accounts are looking sharper than ever, ready to capture the attention of new fans and promoters and now is the time to show off.
On the final day students will have the chance to perform B2B with our one of our headline guest mentor DJs. The set will be live streamed across the Orbit networks to reach as many people as possible, plus a high quality video of the set will be provided afterwards to use as a digital business card.
This part is our graduation ceremony, it's lots of fun and a bit of a party and a chance to let your hair down. We will also invite some more key industry figures down to come and check out our new talent pool so this is a chance to impress in so many ways!
During this process we will also educate the entire group on live streaming and the options available to you to maximise the output and reach when you want to do your own live stream at home or at gigs yourself.
After we finish the live stream, we then head to the legendary Pikes Ibiza where we'll be taking over the "Chez Fez" room with our students. This is your chance to play in one of the most credible venues in Ibiza, maybe the world!
THROUGHOUT THE RETREAT
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.