Doron Orenstein

Doron Orenstein

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Starting his journey at age 12 as an award-winning saxophonist, touring Japan and performing solo at the Los Angeles Music Center as a high school student, Doron Orenstein eventually found himself studying jazz and jamming with the greats in New York City. He went on to tour the world with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra at the ripe age of twenty-one. However, Mother Music had other ideas in store for Doron. After 11 years immersed in the sounds of bebop and beyond, furthest from his mind was the world of digital drums, samples, sequencers, and loopy grooves. Serendipitously inspired by the now-legendary desert dance parties of Southern California, Doron branched out into the world of electronic music in 1997 alongside his classically-trained compatriot Gabriel D Vine. The two set out on a crash course in house music production rapidly resulting in an album and chart-topping singles for Subliminal Records as house music duo, Monkey Bars. Making waves in clubland as well as on dance music radio programs worldwide, their track “You Be Want Some Fun” was named the BBC’s Dance Tune of the Week while their single “Shuggie Love” hit the #1 spot on the UK’s Music Week chart.

Transcending the confines of the studio, Monkey Bars blazed new trails with their innovative DJ sets combining house music with live sax and keyboards, taking dancefloors in major venues througout North America and Canada to the highest heights of drummy-jazz jubilation. Kicking things up yet another notch with their live sets, Monkey Bars shined like no other. Just ask anyone who heard them perform alongside Erick Morillo and P. Diddy at the Miami Winter Music Conference’s most massive of events, the Subliminal Sessions. Incorporating on-the-fly renditions of their biggest tunes bolstered by live instruments and combined with the stellar vocals of singer Rachael Hollingsworth, their shows have been described as “history in the making.”

As a sax-wielding gun for hire, Bloompocket’s Doron has accompanied some of house music’s biggest names, both in the studio as well as live in clubland. Heavyweights such as Roy Davis Jr., Halo, Kemal, Rick Preston, J.T. Donaldson, and Eric Davenport (to name just a few) have called on Doron’s services to add his irreplaceable “house-meets-jazz” dimension to their groove-work.

Now, in the wake of a celebrated and influential run as one half of Monkey Bars, Doron has musically reincarnated and returned to his jazzy and soulful roots. With his premiere single, “I’ll Show You” on Milan’s Gotta Keep Faith Records, elements of classic house collide with 80’s smooth-pop, 50’s bebop, and percussion flourishes to complete a vivid bouquet of eargasmic felicity. Wielding a sonic pallette of unlimited hue, Bloompocket shows you just what happens when an unlikely house music producer harnesses the power of harmony, melody, groove, and love.
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Doron Orenstein Discography

Remix

Cirrus You Are (Panacea) (Monkey Bars Remix) Cirrus - You Are (Panacea) Moonshine Music US 2003 Sell This Version
OM 160 SV Kaskade Steppin' Out (Monkey Bars Silver Spoons Mix) Kaskade - Steppin' Out (Remixes)(12") OM Records OM 160 SV US 2004 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

PROJEKT 97 Love Spirals Downwards Misunderstood (I'll Always Love You Remix) Love Spirals Downwards - Temporal: A Collection Of Music Past & Present(CD, Comp) Projekt PROJEKT 97 US 2000 Sell This Version
191495 Lovespirals Lovespirals - Ecstatic(CDr, Enh) Mp3.com 191495 US 2001 Sell This Version
AMG-001 Roy Davis Jr. Now You Know (Smitty And Davenport Mix) Roy Davis Jr. - Now You Know(12") AMG Productions AMG-001 US 2002 Sell This Version
Julia Fordham Wake Up With You (The I Wanna Song) (Smitty & Davenport Mix) Julia Fordham - Wake Up With You (The I Wanna Song) (Remixes) (Single) Vanguard US 2002 Sell This Version
PROJEKT133, PRO133 Lovespirals I Can't See You and 2 more… Lovespirals - Windblown Kiss(CD, Album) Projekt, Projekt PROJEKT133, PRO133 US 2002 Sell This Version
SUB 101 Monkey Bars Monkey Bars - You Be Want Some Fun(12") Subliminal SUB 101 US 2003 Sell This Version
CHL0501 Lovespirals Trouble and 1 more… Lovespirals - Free & Easy(CD, Album) Chillcuts CHL0501 US 2005 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

DISCO 41 Toof Toof - The Toof EP(12", EP) Aquarius Recordings DISCO 41 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
PROJEKT133, PRO133 Lovespirals I Can't See You Lovespirals - Windblown Kiss(CD, Album) Projekt, Projekt PROJEKT133, PRO133 US 2002 Sell This Version
SUB 101 Monkey Bars Monkey Bars - You Be Want Some Fun(12") Subliminal SUB 101 US 2003 Sell This Version
SUBCDUS10, SUBCD10 Erick Morillo Pass You By (Dub) Erick Morillo - Subliminal Winter Sessions(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Subliminal, Subliminal SUBCDUS10, SUBCD10 US 2003 Sell This Version
Monkey Bars Featuring Gabrielle Widman Monkey Bars Featuring Gabrielle Widman - Shuggie Love (Maxi) Hussle Recordings Australia 2004 Sell This Version

Production

DISCO 41 Toof Toof - The Toof EP(12", EP) Aquarius Recordings DISCO 41 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
SUB 101 Monkey Bars Monkey Bars - You Be Want Some Fun(12") Subliminal SUB 101 US 2003 Sell This Version
SUBCDUS10, SUBCD10 Erick Morillo Pass You By (Dub) Erick Morillo - Subliminal Winter Sessions(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Subliminal, Subliminal SUBCDUS10, SUBCD10 US 2003 Sell This Version
HUSSYCD5049 Monkey Bars Featuring Gabrielle Widman Monkey Bars Featuring Gabrielle Widman - Shuggie Love(CD, Maxi) Hussle Recordings HUSSYCD5049 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
none Bloompocket Feat. Daryl Darden Bloompocket Feat. Daryl Darden - All Around Us(3xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Bloompocket Jazz none US 2009

Technical

SUBCDUS10, SUBCD10 Erick Morillo Pass You By (Dub) Erick Morillo - Subliminal Winter Sessions(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Subliminal, Subliminal SUBCDUS10, SUBCD10 US 2003 Sell This Version