Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Garden Remixes

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  • One man glam slam electro pop show-off Orlando Higginbotham already had a brilliant name even before concocting his unforgettable stage moniker, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (or TEED to those with arthritic fingers). The Englishman's second single for Polydor comes with a barrage of remixes that amount to something akin to a mini-LP. Donaeo turns in a carnival-meets-grime style party banger, and Northern Irish drum & bass producer, Calibre, serves up a typically mournful slab of liquid funk. Meanwhile, Leeds' Hackman twists "Garden" into a scratchy, itchy UK bass tune. The three remixes of a house persuasion include one by Hot Chip's Joe Goddard, whose label, Greco-Roman, lays claim to discovering TEED. It's a highly individual reworking, totally devoid of a bassline in places, fusing together idiosyncratic acid noodlings and trancey synth stabs. London house stalwarts MYNC go all out for the jugular, making a foray back to the days of tribal, complete with a riotously silly breakdown that's larger than a banker's bonus. Best of all is Soul Clap's take, the Boston duo slowing the pace down a smidge, then taking "Garden" on a journey back through late era disco and jazz funk, furnishing it with warm keys and a shuffling rhythm as well as screeching Earth, Wind & Fire-style synths. A smart, well-thought out package that hits all the spots.
  • Tracklist
      01. Garden (Hackman remix) 02. Garden (Donaeo remix) 03. Garden (Joe Goddard remix) 04. Garden (Calibre remix) 05. Garden (MYNC remix) 06. Garden (Soul Clap remix)