At the same time as touring, Doorly was working hard honing his craft in the studio, establishing himself as a versatile, in-demand producer. Remix work for an enviable list of A-list acts followed, with imaginative reworkings of tracks from Kanye West, The Prodigy, Dizzee Rascal and Basement Jaxx setting Doorly on a different creative level to many of his peers.
It’s been just a few years since Pete Tong touted Doorly as a future star, but not even the Radio 1 icon could have predicted just how rapid his ascent would be. As of 2016, he can already add two Essential Mixes, multiple Beatport and Traxsource No.1s, production for Usher and Nicki Minaj, sharing the stage with The Prodigy, acclaimed releases on Cajual, Dirtybird and Hot Creations and studio collaborations with Cajmere and Grandmaster Flash to his ever-growing list of achievements. And he’s only just getting started.
Doorly cut his teeth in his native Huddersfield, running his own party and booking the likes Armand Van Helden, Fatboy Slim, Erol Alkan, Annie Mac, 2 Many DJs and eventually Pete Tong, who was so impressed by his ability behind the decks that he offered him a Live Radio 1 Essential Mix direct from the club. Following this seal of approval, Doorly’s gig schedule took on a life of its own, with DJing in Time Square New York and touring regularly alongside Fatboy Slim just some of the highlights.