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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs      

Solo project of Orlando Higginbottom, British electronic music producer, DJ and singer

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs is the solo project of Orlando Higginbottom, an Oxford-bred man whose hummable dance music combines electro-pop, Euro-house, and 2-step beats. Orlando is the son of Professor Edward Higginbottom, formerly conductor of the choir of New College, Oxford. He was educated at the Cherwell School, Oxford. A classically trained musician, he attended the Junior Royal Academy of Music in London. Orlando began listening to electronic music in his early teens, through borrowing audio tapes from his older siblings.

After buying records and DJing since the age of 13, and experimenting with music production for several years, Orlando launched Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs in 2009. The name was intended to oppose the often pretentious world of dance music and underground cool, and together with his stage persona, inject some fun and color into the club environment.

His All in One Sixty Dancehalls EP debuted in 2009 on Greco-Roman (an offshoot of a like-named collective that includes Hot Chip's Joe Goddard), and, in June of 2010, Dinosaur's follow-up All in Two Sixty Dancehalls EP featured "Garden," a breakout duet that caught the ear of Annie Mac at BBC's Radio 1. Remix work followed for the likes of Wafa, Tinashé, and Crystal Fighters as a full-length album was prepared for release. In spring of 2012, Casablanca Records released Trouble.

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