Late last week Orlando Higginbottom A.K.A. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs A.K.A. T.E.E.D announced the launch of his new record label, Nice Age. Actually it’s more of an anything label, being an outlet for music, clothes, parties and whatever else T.E.E.D. wants to unleash. The première release is this intricate collaboration with LA based Aussie Anna Lunoe; Feels Like.
T.E.E.D.’s sonic pallet tends to travel from introspective and quaint SynthPop to absorbing Deep House, but here he incorporated a whole heap of Techno into the mix. Layering skippy Garage beats with crunchy Techno kicks T.E.E.D. and Lunoe build up a compelling festival groove that keeps things tight enough for the pair to roll out a floaty duet over the top. it’s a track that is both surprising and complex. Maybe it shouldn’t work, but it does, Really well.
♫ Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs X Anna Lunoe – Feels Like
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs X Anna Lunoe’s Feels Like is out now.
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Deep festival House vibes right here. It’s been a while since we featured anything from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, but he’s just dropped this absolutely intoxicating reMix of F For You, taken from Disclosure number one album Settle. F For You will be Disclosure’s next single and it’ll be getting a loaded reMix package, of with this TEED mix is but one.
This is pure enigmatic summer House, soulful and bassy. It’s a moody and dark tune, but one that never feels oppressive. It’s ominous in tone, but shot through with optimistic melodies and a mesmerising House groove that you could dance to for hours. The heavy, heavy, bassline, alongside the shuffling House beat, this track hold perfectly pins everything together, making the track compelling and funky and allowing the eerier elements to make the tune interesting without overpowering it.
♫ Disclosure – F For You (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs reMix)
Disclosure’s début album Settle is out now, the F For You single is our soon..
His brand new track, ‘Dream On’ mixes up some deep digital late ‘80’s Chicago House elements against TEED’s trademark gentle vocals. The bassy staccato groove has got a real retro flavour and makes for a nice contrast to higher layer of chimes and distant singing. The track works just as well on both these terms, the Warehouse vibe for your feet and the emotive song for your mind.
The single, a re-release of ‘Garden’, comes fresh with a new crop of reMixes. the Hot Chip/2Bears wash on the track is quite evident and the combination of Goddard’s trademark deep grooves and light toytown Indie synths with TEED’s introspective vocals seems like a match made in heaven.
Now signed to major Polydor, TEED is planning to release his début full length album at the end of the summer with trouble as the introduction to his new work. Completely immersing himself in the role of vocalist, ‘Trouble’ sees TEED singing throughout the track lending in introspective and heartfelt quality. The tune is suitably bassy and loaded with 8-bit melodies to compliment the deep techy undercurrent. TEED’s usual eclectic sound base applies.