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William Orbit

, *1956 GB, Shoreditch
Musician / Composer / Producer of Electronic and Dance
A.k.a. William Mark Wainwright Bassomatic Billy Beat Billy Buttons Krunch Groove Pieces In A Modern Style Playdo Stone Free Strange Cargo The Electric Chamber VC Wayne Wright

William Orbit (born William Mark Wainwright, 15 December 1956) is an English musician, composer and record producer. In the early 1980s, he formed synthpop act Torch Song with Laurie Mayer and Grant Gilbert. In 1987 he released the first of his Strange Cargo album series, containing ambient music.

     
Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • Backing Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Percussion
Genres
  • Electronic
  • Dance
  • Pop
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Barber's Adagio for Strings - Ferry Corsten Remix on Que vienen los DJ's! by Various Artists
Dice on Much More Than Much Love by Finley Quaye
Water From A Vine Leaf on Strange Cargo 3 by William Orbit
Barber's Adagio for Strings - Ferry Corsten Remix on Visiones De Futuro: Electrónica Progresiva by Various Artists
Via Caliente on Strange Cargo by William Orbit
Time To Get Wize on Strange Cargo 3 by William Orbit
Barber's Adagio for Strings on Pieces In A Modern Style by William Orbit
The Story Of Light on Strange Cargo 3 by William Orbit
Theme Dream on Strange Cargo by William Orbit
The Name of the Wave on Hinterland by Strange Cargo & William Orbit

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
OdysseyWilliam Orbit2010Album
Pieces In A Modern Style 2William Orbit2010Album
NimrodWilliam Orbit2010Album
Optical Illusions EPWilliam Orbit2009Album
My Oracle Lives UptownWilliam Orbit2009Album
PurdyWilliam Orbit2009Album
G155William Orbit2006Single
Hello WaveformsWilliam Orbit2006Album
DiceFinley Quaye & William Orbit2003Single
Feel Good TimeP!NK Featuring William Orbit2003Single
William / OrbitWilliam Orbit2002Compil.
Electronic Collection (Best Trips)William Orbit2001Compil.
Pieces In A Modern StyleWilliam Orbit2000Album
Summer Moved On / Ravel's Pavane Pour Une Infante DefunteA-HA / William Orbit2000Single
Millennium HitsWilliam Orbit2000Compil.
Ravel's Pavane Pour Une Infante DéfunteWilliam Orbit2000Single
Strange Cargo I - IIIWilliam Orbit2000Album
Selections From Pieces In A Modern StyleWilliam Orbit1999Album
Barber's Adagio For StringsWilliam Orbit1999Single
The Best Of Strange CargosWilliam Orbit1996Compil.
Strange Cargo IIIWilliam Orbit1993Album
Water From A Vine LeafWilliam Orbit1993Single
Strange Cargo 2William Orbit1990Album
Fire And MercyWilliam Orbit1989Album
Strange CargoWilliam Orbit1987Album
Feel Like JumpingWilliam Orbit1987Single
Fool To MyselfWilliam Orbit1987Single
Swamp DogWilliam Orbit1987Single
Love My WayWilliam Orbit1987Single
OrbitWilliam Orbit1987Album
Talk Me Into It / Opening ScoreGlenn Jones / William Orbit1986Single
Stand In The FireMickey Thomas, William Orbit1986Single
Stereo Odyssey - A KCRW Radio Transmission, 1996William OrbitAlbum
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