Producer, DJ, Radio Presenter, Promoter… musical polymath, Doorly seems to have already ticked off a lot of the things on any DJ’s Bucket List. DJing in Time Square, touring regularly alongside his early inspiration Fatboy Slim, Producing and DJing Live for Usher & Nicki Minaj, and sharing the stage with the Prodigy (Twice!).
A UK export, relocating to Los Angeles in 2012, Doorly has since launched an array of his own huge parties; ranging from sunshine House & Disco rooftop gatherings at SXSW, 2000 capacity ‘secret’ warehouse parties in Downtown LA, and late night Mansion Afterparty takeovers with Disclosure under his High Society brand at Coachella. All whilst simultaneously programming and co-ordinating his events back in the UK & (second home) Ibiza, including with his Ibiza Rocks family .
With a full ‘Boom Boom Room’ Studios up and running in the City of Angels, Doorly has now been honing a more streamlined 4×4 Sound. 2013 saw the release of nostalgia evoking track ‘Rush’ on mega label Mad Decent, gaining support from Annie Mac and some of the biggest in the game prompting a re-release on Toolroom Records. On the remix side of things, Armand Van Helden’s ultimate dance classic ‘You Don’t Know Me’, as well as the seminal Steve Silk Hurley record – ‘Jack Your Body’, both received the Doorly treatment with a recent remix of Claude Vonstroke’s ‘The Clapping Track’ also part of the output. Studio collaborations have also come alongside the likes of Cajmere, Shadow Child, Harry Choo Choo Romero, DJ Pierre, Switch, and Scissors Sisters’ Jake Shears, with continued support from Toolroom, Polydor, Relief Records, and more.
Doorly’s dedication to the craft of DJing remains paramount, with sets being played out across four CDJs, plus samplers & FX units, he is a firm believer that a DJ set should be a live turntablism experience, but if you’re not lucky enough to catch Doorly out, he can be heard every Tuesday night 9-10pm (EST) on iheartradio Dance Music station ‘Evolution Radio’.
Today we feature an exclusive Doorly reprise of Mario Cruz’ ‘Little Thing’. As the title says, this one is a nice weather, piano laden bit of pure house. Just try not to smile when it comes on.
‘Little Thing’ is out 22 May on traxsource with worldwide release two weeks later on Blockhead Recordings.