Stacked full of 32 quality tunes alongside an essential full-length DJ mix, Toolroom Knights Mixed By Doorly is a collective showcase of DOORLY’s djing prowess & production mastery. Here’s a collection of ranging from rolling house to techy stompers. The compilation features Doorly originals, remixes, hand-selected choice cuts from friends, as well as a handful of exclusives.
One of these exclusives is featured in this mini profile, where Doorly talks about his influences and confesses that he didn’t start producing until 10 years into his djing career.
It’s impossible to go through all 32 tracks, so here are a few choice ones.
Doorly works a Green Velvet sample in this quite nicely.
Avec is a new collaboration from DOORLY and SHADOW CHILD. Have to say, they’re off to the races, leading the pack as it were, with their first release. For the single they recruited some vocal stamina from Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears. Released on Southern Fried Records the Disappear EP runs six tracks deep – the mad piano house original is the winner at the Manalogue headquarters.
Not to dismiss the five remixes – they’ll keep feet moving in all directions. Relative newcomers Hauswerks take the track through some dark woods for stompy techno-ish run.
Martin Brodin on the other hand side-steps his remix into a disco-laden jam.
Check the other three remixes in the set below…and grab your favourite (or all of them!) on iTunes.
What does one say about DOORLY? It’s not like the guy follows a straight path. No. Instead, he zigs and zags from house to bass music. His latest EP (on Southern Fried Records)is a foray into the former.
The title track, “Something to Say” is a bit of a music lesson, dating back to the era where disco and hip hop branched-out from one another. Oh, it’s curated by Grandmaster Flash and Roland Clark. Open your scribblers and take some notes. Grab the cheat sheet from somewhere like beatport.
The b-side is exactly what a b-side should be. It’s entirely different. A 4/4 tune that’s heavy on the low end. If you want to dance with your eyes closed to this one, the teacher’s not going to give you any flack.
Finally, if you didn’t know, Doorly runs his own label, Pigeonhole This!. He’s released a bunch of freebees. Here’s his latest.
If you’re not into signing up for anything, here’s a no commitment free download.
IBIZA ROCKS club night, Reclaim the Dancefloor, opened their doors this week. The innovative night runs every Tuesday starting at midnight until September 8 at Eden Nightclub, Ibiza. Throughout the season RECLAIM THE DANCEFLOOR will play host to some stellar DJs including Digitalism, Pendulum, Chase & Status, Fake Blood, Boys Noize, Kissy Sellout, and Benga. For their opening show 2MANYDJS kick start the season with the first of their five-date guest spot. Steve Aoki and Cassette Jam are also on the first bill with support by the Reclaim resident, the truly fantastic DOORLY.
To celebrate the opening of ‘Reclaim the Dancefloor’ resident DJ, Doorly has put together his ‘Reclaim the Dancefloor’ warm-up mix for you all to enjoy – teasing those that can’t make it to the island this year, wetting the appetite for those that can!
Dead Prez – Hip Hop (Diplo Remix)
Jammin – Kinda Funky
Major Lazer – Mary Jane
The Bloody Beetroots & Steve Aoki – Warp 2.0
Samantha Fu – Theme From Discoteque (Doorly’s Tribute to Soulwax Remix)
Jakwob – Wild Pitch
DZ – Down (Thrills Refix)
Calvin Harris – Not Alone (Doorly’s Dubstep Remix)
Eskimo Twins – Horror (Doorly’s Dubstep Remix)
Caspa – Floor Dem
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Doorly’s Dubstep Remix)
Charles Doorly – Bonkers (Accapella)
Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden – Bonkers (Doorly’s Dubstep Remix)
Doorly – Horsestep
TC – Wheres My Money (L-Vis1990’s Dubblestep remix)
Alter Ego – Your Daughter Kicked My Dog
Clipz – Offline
Clipse & Die ft Jenna G – Work It Out
Jakes – Warface