Orbit DJ Retreats launch in Ibiza

A brand new venture between leading minds in music from around the globe, ​Orbit DJ Retreats​ will deliver an immersive and holistic learning experience for DJ’s, producers and music industry enthusiasts to elevate their skills and knowledge to the next level.    Taking place in unique locations across the world, Orbit DJ Retreats will launch this October in the centre of a stunning UNESCO protected national park in Ibiza.

During the five day retreat, students will be mentored by a collection of the most successful and innovative names in electronic music and beyond.  DJ, Producer and Orbit Co-Founder ​Doorly​ will be joined by certified tutors from ​Ableton, Pioneer ​and  Logic​, plus a host of experts from across a broad spectrum of fields, including ​Matt Robson-Scott ​from  Gorgon City​, DJ, promoter and music industry legend; ​Rob Da Bank​, techno DJ and producer; ​Juliet  Fox​, Hot Creations; ​Davina Moss​ and a plethora of leading lights in the industry from ​Ibiza Rocks,  Pacha Group, Paxx Group, Avalon Hollywood, Crockford Management​ and more.

“I’ve been lucky enough in my career to have been helped by some of my heroes along the way, so I take being a mentor to young and breakthrough artists very seriously. I’m extremely proud of the success stories I’ve been able to coach and inspire in recent years and I know how much it means when somebody you respect can make a little time to guide you.  Orbit really is going to be a life-changing project for some of our students and after 20 years in this industry, I feel I’ve got a lot of knowledge to share on how to enjoy a long and healthy career in music. I’m also excited to launch the ​ Orbit Scholarship ​ which will enable one local student at each of our retreats the opportunity to take part in the programme for free.

Orbit aims to be a truly global project so I’ve assembled a crack team of partners from Europe, the USA  and Australia. Fittingly we launch our first and very exclusive event in Ibiza, the dance music capital of the world and my home for many years, so I’m super excited to get started and can’t wait to create some superstars.” – Doorly, Orbit co-founder

Orbit’s programme will cover all the essentials to succeed in the music industry, including; using DJ  equipment at the highest level of performance, mastering production and software skills, marketing,  social media and branding, business and career development, plus workshops and classes focused on health and wellbeing.

Orbit will also introduce the ​Sleep Retreat ​with Josie and Rob Da Bank, which aims to help teach and  encourage ways to relax, unwind, switch off and ultimately sleep, through a feast of exercises including  Yoga, breathwork coaching and meditation, all led by Rob Da Bank and soundtracked by leading  electronic DJs and musicians.

“I ʼve been practising yoga, sitting in meditation and working with some amazing wellness and spiritual practitioners for over 15 years now as part of our festivals and Josie and I have personally practised yoga for 2 decades. I ʼ m now ready for the next phase of this journey and am proud to be launching Sleep Retreat in 2019. Imagine diving into a different world  for an hour or two and coming out as refreshed as if you’ve just woken up.” – Rob Da Bank, Sleep Retreat co-founder

Orbit DJ Retreats will offer a fresh approach to learning the skills it takes to be successful in the music industry, with a focus on developing core attributes of students to build and maintain a long, healthy and successful career. Orbit will offer not only a comprehensive technical programme but also universal experience and knowledge of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the music industry.  Teaming up with the mental health awareness campaign ​We Are Hummingbird​, co-founder and trainer;  Ian Hurst ​will deliver workshops, information and advice throughout the retreat and beyond to help students on their journey through the often challenging landscape of the electronic music world.

The 5-day immersive learning retreat including accommodation at the Orbit Finca starts at €1999 per person.​

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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.