DJ Dispensary | DJ Retreats at The World's Hottest Hotels & Resorts
All of our DJ Tutors have worked in the industry for a minimum of 15 years and played at venues across the globe
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DJ TUTORS

A COLLECTIVE OF DJS & LUXURY TRAVEL EXPERTS

Here at the DJ Dispensary we have years of experience and a shared passion for music and travel.

All of our DJ Tutors have worked in the industry for a minimum of 15 years and played at venues across the globe from Cielo – New York, Ministry of Sound – London, Zouk – Singapore, Cafe Mambo – Ibiza, right through to high end hotel contracts in such far flung places such as Maldives, Bali, Abu Dhabi, Singapore Turkey, Argentina and Oman.

 

Your DJD tutors will be at your side to personally guide you through the practical and theoretical stages of your DJ retreat.

THE TUTORS

Matty Wainwright
Matty Wainwright
The DJ Dispensary head honcho; Matty stirs up the melting pot of old and new by keeping true to his mantra – if it’s got the soul, it’s got the vote. Based out of Bali, SE Asia. The past 17 years have seen Matty residing and DJing in London, India, Abu Dhabi, Maldives and Singapore to name a few places. DJ residencies have included Subsix, the worlds first underwater club in The Maldives, Skylite rooftop club in Abu Dhabi, Single Fin, Potato Head, Ku De Ta and Karma Beach in Bali and the Wink at the Taj in Mumbai. Appearances at Café Mambo (Ibiza), Reading & Leeds Festivals, Stella Artois After Dark, Singapore F1 Night Race, Abu Dhabi F1 Race have all been memorable. Matty has also appeared as DJ mentor for the Asia wide MTV:Colab TV series, been Music Director for Nicole Farhi SS11 Fashion Show at London Fashion Week as well as working as an Artist Relations Manager at Warner Music UK. During his career Matty has played alongside class acts such as Pete Herbert, Bill Brewster, James Lavelle, Bottin, Lay-Far, David Holmes, Jose Padilla, Pete Gooding, The Unabombers, Breakbot, Jon Sa Trinxa, Norman Jay, Chris Coco and Goldroom amongst others. Matty on Soundcloud
Brendon P
Brendon P
With a career that’s 3 decades young and still growing, Brendon P has a long history of Clubs and Music. Starting out in 1980 in the local mobile circuit, and moving on to Clubs a year later, a visit to New York in 1984, and clubs such as the Funhouse, the Paradise Garage and Dancetaria weaned him into the New York club culture. Crossing vast musical backgrounds over his years as a DJ, both locally and internationally, he continued to acquire a keen ear and passion for dance music. Having recently completed a 8 year residency at the globally renowned, Zouk Club in Singapore, coupled with numerous remixes and productions on labels like Reversoul (US) and One With Music (SG) and more recently In The Woods (US) and Los Grandes (ESP). Brendon on Soundcloud
Stephen Day
Stephen Day
Stephen's career started in 1998 in the North East of England, moving on to play residencies in Manchester, Nottingham, Middlesbrough, Leeds and London. In 2005 Stephen packed his bags and moved to Singapore to become resident DJ at the brand new super club Ministry of Sound, where he remained resident for 4 years. In 2009 he joined the team at Stereolab in Singapore, the club has one of the best sound-systems in the world, designed and hand-built by Craig Bernabeu (Soundsystems By Shorty). During his career Stephen has also played for renowned clubs such as Ku Dé Ta, Pangaea, and Supperclub, and worked alongside legends such as Pete Tong, Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Tony Humphries, DJ Spinna and Derrick Carter to name but a few! Stephen on Soundcloud
Phat Phil Cooper
Phat Phil Cooper
The summer of 1996 saw Phil land the first of his many years’ residencies for UK based super club brand Cream, at Amnesia, Ibiza. Here Phil was allowed to flex his broad musical styles ranging from hip hop to deep house in his marathon 8 hour sets. As Phil moved from the UK to Ibiza to set up a record promo pool, his NuNorthern Soul brand went with him, transferring it from an English style bar to the legendary Ibiza Base Bar, Es Vive Hotel and finally the new roof terrace at Space every Sunday, kicking up a fuss with African and Latin beats, Funk, Disco, Soul, Hip Hop and Broken Beat. Phil eventually moved back to Liverpool, UK and set up the Sick Trumpet label, several 7” and 12” and a full artist album projects under his belt he set about also setting up KAT records, an edits based 12” label, working with the likes of Greg Wilson, Rahaan, Ashley Beadle and Al Kent to name but a few. Lastly Phil set NuNorthern Soul up as a label to allow him to release eclectic music aimed at the listener rather then the dance floor. Phil has 20+ years in the DJ business and has owned and ran record shops, ran club nights and toured with some of the biggest DJs and club brands in the world. Phat Phil on Soundcloud
Paul T
Paul T
Paul established himself several years ago as a respected DJ in the North East of England playing as a resident DJ for legendary British clubbing institution SHINDIG, which is acknowledged as being one of the longest running club nights in the UK. He decided it was time to branch further afield and collaborated with fellow disco enthusiast Liam Vance; together they were “Mundi Disco Video Club” (MDVC). MDVC managed to strike up impressive residencies including the London and Newcastle based club night Jaunt, APE-X, Motion, LOOP & more. Playing everywhere from the acclaimed ‘Cabaret Voltaire’ club in Edinburgh to East London underground hotspots, Barcelona and venues in France such as ‘Crème Café’ and ‘Le Surfing’. In addition, they have combined their efforts with other outfits from the UK and co-hosted parties with brands such as ‘We Love Space’ and ‘Hideout Festival’. As MDVC and in a solo capacity Paul has played alongside and continues to support artists such as Greg Wilson, OOFT!, The Revenge, Craig Smith, 6 Borough Project, Mark E, PBR Street Gang, Todd Terje, Faze Action, Hot Toddy, Crazy P, Richy Ahmed, Rub n Tug, Maxxi Sound System, Lee Foss, and many more with a mix of disco and groove-laced deep house. In 2009 Paul started ‘Tynemouth Beach Party’. Set on the stunning King Edwards Bay in Tynemouth (North East England), the sunset festival has grown tremendously in a short space of time to become a 2,000-strong house music event attracting fans from all over the UK and garnering 7000 followers on the facebook page. Sponsored by Red Bull the night acts as a showcase for up-and-coming house DJs to play in front of a large, diverse crowd in a wonderful setting. Paul T on Soundcloud
Richard Norris
Richard Norris
Richard Norris has enjoyed more than two decades as a DJ, musician and producer. His DJ life started during acid house and has included many international dates and residencies at clubs and festivals around the globe. Richard is best known for his band the Grid, who released a handful of albums and 10 UK hit singles, including the Balearic classic ‘Floatation’ and the million-selling ‘Swamp Thing’. He has also completed over 200 remixes for a wide variety of artists, including Brian Eno, Tame Impala, Pet Shop Boys, Jagwar Ma and DJ Harvey. Richard also works in partnership with Erol Alkan as Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve. Richard and Erol have remixed many artists, including the Chemical Brothers, Goldfrapp and Tracey Thorn. Their Franz Ferdinand mix was shortlisted for DJ Magazine’s remix of the year in 2010, and the BTWS mix of Midlake’s ‘Roscoe’ made NME’s 50 greatest mixes of all time. Richard on Soundcloud
Adrian Giordano
Adrian Giordano
Adrian Giordano is a travelling man, a modern day musical minstrel. Hailing originally from Argentina, he has been moving around the Globe bringing his blend of NuDisco and Balearic sounds in his home country and the four far flung corners of the globe such as, Ibiza, Barcelona, Rome, Cerdegna, Goa, Pondicherry, Bangkok, Shanghai, Saigon and now his home and studio base, Bali. Adrian on Soundcloud