Taking time out of his touring schedule, Doorly discussed music, festivals, and upcoming releases with Pulse. Doorly possesses an adorably quirky vibe that is shown through his responses, and most definitely shines in his musical endeavors. We look forward to seeing what else Doorly has in store for the remainder of the summer through his Ibiza residencies, festival appearances, and new releases set for August.
What do you think is your greatest influence on your music? The dancefloor. Everything I make is completely based around it working in my (and hopefully other DJ's) sets. If it doesn’t work there, then why would anyone want to buy / download it?
Who are your biggest non-electronic musical influences? Trey Parker & Matt Stone (South Park Writers) the influence all of my banter!
What do you think is the biggest difference between American and UK dubstep? Why do you think this is the case? It’s pretty much all merged into one these days. There's still a lot of deeper dubstep in the UK, but the whole genre as a whole has been influenced by what kicked off in America and has become more aggressive.
Is there a specific venue or festival you enjoy playing at the most? I just played Hideout Festival in Croatia last week for the 2nd year running and it was literally the best 4 days of my life. It’s such a beautiful place and an incredibly on point line up. The other one was Holy Ship run by Gary Richards from HARD. That thing was insane and if I have the dates free this year, I will buy myself a ticket just to be there again. Both highly recommended!
Do you feel that your style has changed or progressed over the years? How so? My ethos hasn’t changed in that I never want to stick to one genre, and I still completely mix it up - but my sound has definitely moved with the times, and I do prefer to play a bit deeper these days but still with fun, eclecticism, and turntablism.
We're really digging this new 'Vampire Skank' track...How did you come about working with/remixing Beardyman? We've been mates for years and he had that great idea so I asked him if I could help out and produce it as a bit of a tongue in cheek dubstep track. We did it in no time at all, and it’s been going down so well in the clubs. Plus the video is insane, and I think people get that we were just having a bit of a laugh with the project.
What can we expect from your next releases? Well the beardyman track is out now, I also have a collab with Reverend and The Makers which comes out mid-August, and at the end of August I have a track I'm really excited about called ‘RUSH’ which has been the biggest track in my sets at every show. I'm also working on a load of other really cool collab projects with Grandmaster Flash, Jake Shears from the Scissor Sisters and the Jungle Brothers.
Are there any surprises for fans on this US tour? I always try to throw some surprises into every set. I’ve brought a LOAD of new samplers and stuff with me to make my set a lot more live feeling, and I've made a few really fun edits and bootlegs especially for this tour that will never be released.
What other big things are in the works for the rest of 2012? Aside of all the production stuff, after this tour I go to Australia and then back to Ibiza for the rest of the summer to continue my amazing residencies over there. I have a load of my own events booked in as well around the UK, and I'm programming a couple of festival stages with my record label. Also, I'm really enjoying my radio show on Rinse FM so make sure you lock into that if you get a chance. I'm second Thursday of the month on rotation with Zinc, Redlight, and the 2 Bears.
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