The gentleman you see wearing the bizarre attire is one Orlando; producer and performer behind the creatively named Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. He's coming to Simple at the Bully to perform an intimate gig in his home town.
Hailing from the Greco-Roman family of Berlin and London party-starters, TEED has released two EPs with another, ‘Household Goods’ on the way this autumn. They are all superbly executed cross-sections of electronic mayhem. As Orlando explains, “It goes from 124 bpm to 140 bpm. It crosses lots of genres and sub-genres of dance music, and I don’t really know or care about all these genres, I think they’re a bit useless and unnecessary. It’s just dance music at the end of the day.”
It was ‘Garden’ from his last ‘All In Two Sixty Dancehalls’ EP that propelled TEED into the spotlight. ‘Garden’ is a gorgeous, sing-song house miniature featuring boy girl vocals (Dinosaur himself plus Luisa from Lulu and the Lampshades). Its balance of pop sensibility, sharp basslines and dance floor melancholy has charmed everyone from Annie Mac to James Holden and marked him out as one of the dance music’s brightest new talents.
Raised as the son of an Oxford University music professor, Orlando Higginbottom was lured into the countryside by the rumblings of early jungle (as witnessed by a legendary DJ set at a recent middle-of-nowhere Greco-Roman party). Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs swings between overt musicality and scarily on-point dance floor intuition, ripping up clubs around the globe with his live show of bizarre instruments, glitter cannons and of course… dancing dinosaurs. BIG remixes of Professor Green, Darwin Deez, Tinashe, Fenech-Soler have turned the wheels even faster. Having survived Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs will release a debut album in Spring 2011.