Weekend Weapons: Doorly

By Beatport News Editors

“Pigeonhole this!” For UK DJ/producer Doorly, it’s more than a taunt; it’s a way of life. Hence the name of his record label, which runs from gutter electro to jacking techno to bleep-infused garage.

Well known in the UK and EU for his residencies at Wax:On, Metropolis and Ibiza Rocks, Doorly has recently been crossing the US with the IDentity Festival, flipping attendees’ minds with his anything-goes approach. We asked Doorly to share some of the tunes that he’s been smashing; read on for his picks, including tunes from Mosca, Art Department, and Objekt.

You just finished up a tour with Rusko—how did it go? Any highlights?

The whole tour was literally a serious run of some of the best gigs of my career! I really enjoyed Montreal, New York, Oakland and Seattle, but the highlight was the closing party in LA. It was just an incredible show!

You’re playing Ibiza for a couple of years now—how has this year been, and have you seen any significant changes or developments since you began playing there?

Yep I was involved in starting a new night there a couple of years ago: Reclaim The Dancefloor. Ibiza has always been a solely house and techno island, so we decided to buck the trend—we were the first people to book dubstep on the island, with debut gigs for Skream & Benga, Rusko, Chase & Status, etc., and the first to put on totally mixed line ups across the board. This year it’s a completely open music island, with loads of nights putting on these kinds of lineups, and it’s really working. The island feels fresher now than I’ve ever known it!

Any new releases or big projects from you that we should be keeping an eye out for?

I’ve just dropped my new EP on my label Pigeonhole This, and I’m working on a really exciting collaboration project with Grandmaster Flash! I’m currently back in the States on tour with the IDentity festival (ducking back and forth to Ibiza in between, of course). Keep an eye on my Facebook fan page for my dates and LOADS of free music and mixes.

Doorly’s Weekend Weapons

Mosca, “Bax” [Numbers]

Proper old-school sounding banger!

Mosca – Done Me Wrong / Bax (Out 19th September on Numbers) by Numbers

Doorly, “Hold Me” [Pigeonhole This]

Lead track from my latest EP and one of my biggest reaction records.

Azari & III, “Hungry For The Power (Art Department Remix)” [Turbo]

I’m obsessed with this record!

NT89, “DB” [Televizion]

This sounds SO big when you drop it… Trust me! Dave from 2manyDJs even asked what it was!

Steve Bug, “Jack Is Back” [Poker Flat Recordings]

Love the breakdown, then just a big groover.

Pierres Pfantasy Club, “Mystery Girl (Seiji’s Bassrub)” [Numbers]

Numbers are KILLING it right now. This track is heaven and Seiji takes it to a new level and slightly more peaktime.

Joy O, “Sicko Cell” [Swamp 81]

THE most hotly anticipated track of 2011 on the London scene.

Objekt, “Unglued” [Objekt]

A support DJ dropped this before a gig I played in Toronto, and I made it my life’s ambition to track down whoever made it.