Next Door But One is London-based producer, songwriter, singer/mic man Orlando Corbin. He creates eclectic tracks rooted in
dance beats including most house music sub-genres. His tracks have been remixed by Chicken Lips, Mark Moore, Andrew Friendly,
Dumb Dan, Sonny Wharton and many others. He has released singles on Earthman, Chemiztri Recordings, Nu Style and Exhilarated
Orlando grew up in Reading where he first learned basic piano as a child. As an early raver, his misspent youth involved moving
with reggae sound systems before moving to London as a teenager and joining a couple of funk outfits as keyboard player.
In the 90s he started a project called Solid, utilising his eclectic influences on tracks that merged dub, indie and dance.
A Solid track 'Outside' was included on indie compliation 'Volume 15' alongside the likes of New Order and the Cocteau Twins.
He also co-wrote and sang on a track called 'Are You Satisfied' by Dub Funk Association.
The early noughties saw Orlando getting into hip hop beats with the help of local (south London) rappers but he always wanted
to do something a bit different lyrically and musically. This urge led him to create Next Door But One in 2006. One of the
early tracks Art of the Matter (original) highlights his originality, combining a uniquely humorous lyric about a struggling
artist with a funky disco beat. That track, which has been remixed by a host of dance luminaries, most recently Sonny Wharton,
was re-released in 2012.
2013 single Positive Thinking is also disco flavoured with distinctive spoken word element while more recent material embraces
'real' house music and has a more electronic feel.
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Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:45:00 -0600makedatamakesense.comMiami.. New tracks.. DJing..
Once again Art of the Matter is receiving dance floor love. Fatboy Slim included the
Sonny Wharton remix in his Ultra Music Festival set in
Miami this month and it went down extremely well.
New website is up and running nextdoorbutone.com might need tweaking further but an improvement so far.
The new garage flavoured remix of the track, listen here is also going down really well.
Got quite a few new tunes read to go which
you can listen to here.
A new single will be announced very soon.
Been trying to hone m DJing skills and will definitely
be doing some form of live dates this ear.
Thanks for the continued support.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:45:00 -0600
A good feeling about 2013!
2012 was a good year for Next Door But One, ending with the club chart success of Art of the Matter.
Many exciting new tracks are ready to be unleashed in 2013 with me taking more of a producer/writer backseat and different
vocalists stepping up to the mic. The new material is more bass-inspired EDM, but essentially house. I have put some in a
set that you can listen to/comment on here NDB1 2013 sample set o on the Facebook page NDB1.There will also be some new free NDB1 downloads available and live dates.Thanks
for the continued support.
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:26:00 -0600
Fatboy Slim/Sister Bliss support single and brand new tracks
Great to have the likes of Fatboy Slim and Sister Bliss of Faithless Sonny Wharton's remix of Art
of the Matter. It went down well at ADE in a set by the former!
Since the release of that single on Oct
8th, I've been busy in the studio and finished some new songs. A Good Day, Sing and Keep Calling you can be
heard on Facebook
FM (also Soundcloud
if you prefer.
They showcase the new studio set up and great new toys I'm playing with!
Hope you enjoy
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:55:00 -0600
In with the new - out with the old!
The album I previously released has now been deleted, although a couple of the tracks will be revisited.
Art of the Matter has been remixed by Sonny Wharton and it's gonna be HUGE. The package will also include an epic reworking by
Paul Jacobson along with the 2012, sample-free version of the song. The new mixes will be uploaded on Soundcloud and Facebook
Recorded a couple of new tracks which highlight a new, chunkier, more electronic direction. You can
hear the dubstep-inspired What Can I Say and the electrofunk of Good Day at NDB1's Facebook page or Soundcloud. All feedback is appreciated. Both tracks feature my vocals (at the moment at
least) but all singing, no talking!