Starbeam EP (The Remixes)
By William Orbit
Multiple Grammy-award winning writer, composer, producer, and performer William Orbit is considered a pioneer of electronic music and one of contemporary pop’s most innovative artists. Now, following the release of his 2022 album ‘The Painter’ (acclaimed by Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian), Orbit is back on Anjunadeep with two powerful remixes of his 2021 EP ‘Starbeam’ courtesy of label mainstays Dosem and Douran.
Dosem’s remix debuted at Anjundeep Printworks in 2021 and features the Spaniards characteristic rousing techno sensibility, whilst Douran’s reimagining follows the original’s exultant string arrangement, adding fluttering toplines over a pulsing bassline.
In a career spanning 40 years, Orbit’s influence is insurmountable. Producing some of pop music’s most seminal records - Madonna’s ‘Ray Of Light’ and ‘MDNA’, Blur’s ‘13’, Robbie Williams’ ‘Rudebox’, Finley Quaye’s ‘Dice’, Pink’s ‘Feel Good Time’ and All Saints’ ‘Testament’ to name a few - he has won 3 Grammy Awards and been nominated a further 5 times, with work on albums by U2, Britney Spears, Beth Orton, Queen and Michael Jackson. Immersed in the worlds of classical, pop and electronic, his contributions to contemporary music illustrate a great cadence of alchemic studio fusions and what he calls ‘curating serendipity’. ‘Starbeam’, Orbit’s 4-track EP on Anjunadeep last year, was William’s first solo release in seven years and marked his label debut, garnering support on BBC Radio 1 and Kiss Fm.