The gentleman you see wearing the bizarre attire is one Orlando; producer and performer behind the creatively named Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.
Originally hailing from the Greco-Roman stable, TEED has released three EPs with the Berlin and London party-starters. 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 last summer’s ‘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. This was followed in November by the sonically ambitious ‘Household Goods’, championed by Radio 1, that’s made TEED one of the dance music’s brightest new talents.