Orlando Higginbottm is Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs，25歲。
我整個很期待他的音樂和新消息。Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs出道不久，但Orlando本身就是在玩Techno的DJ，感興趣於Drum and Bass。
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
As a child in central Oxford, Orlando built Lego to Beethoven and dreamt of becoming a virtuoso pianist. Aged 13, his older brother's jungle mixtapes became an obsession. From this developed a deep interest in Drum and Bass, which inspired a move to Bristol and further concentration on both performance and production. After a 'panic move' north to Leeds, Orlando began to fall out of love with D&B and its associated rave scene. "It was all too blokey, too cool, I began to want to do something a bit less aggressive; that's how this weird project started." Orlando then embarked upon the task of writing 120 BPM dance music, a genre he 'knew nothing about". The result is Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs; an original jump-up sound that wears its 'screwface' influences but projects them playfully and with emphasis on fun.
Orlando begins to speak of his decision to return to his Oxford. "There's such a strong community amongst the artists, and it takes 10 minutes to get across the city!" He also discloses the reasons he's avoided London. In Oxford he can work in the company of friends and talented musicians, many of whom have risen to prominence in the past 12 months, without feeling the need to pander to trend. A calmer life means he can work freely of the immediate pressure that life as a musician in London would present. Orlando describes his patient creative process as involving "a lot of hours which amount to little, then perhaps twice a week something will happen". This process, which involves him moving between piano, laptop, charity record shops and all the synth hardware that he's gradually acquiring, sounds ideally suited to a more manageable city. "I love it there, I really love it there!" he says warmly, and with a hint of surprise at the passion with which he's just spoken of his hometown.
Work largely created in total isolation, and often on computers, is not always conducive to an engaging live performance. But Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs has spent the last two years developing a reputation for one of the most fun shows amongst the current crop of young, electronic musicians. "It's supposed to be fun, not cool, I'm never going to look cool dressed up in a dinosaur suit" he reminds me. "But I try to mix things up and keep the audience interested". The show includes his own live vocals, dancers and a jungle-influenced period towards the end. This shift away from 4/4, while interesting from a musical standpoint, also catches the crowd off-guard; they shuffle awkwardly for a few bars before some opt to jerkily skank; some follow, others just stand little bewildered. I ask Orlando if he envisioned the TEED show as a way of bridging a gap between electronic music sets and more traditional live sets - guitar music, say. "I'm not here to make something really neat", he pauses "if I was interested in making it more live in that sense, we'd be talking about introducing a live drummer, it's not about that."
Attention then turns to his upcoming album. "When I was younger I used to love coming home from a night out and listening to my favourite album on my Discman" his tone clearly darkens. "The market place for albums nowadays is iTunes". Much has already been said of Apple's platform, and the way their 'popular' tracks system has damaged the craft and complexion involved in creating an album. He hopes to piece together an album of tracks that sit together within a 'sonic world' but that also can be enjoyed individually. "HMV is closing down, so where the fuck do we buy our albums? There's nowhere on the high street and DJs just buy their stuff on Beatport; they can just buy individual tracks too." He knows that alongside the punchy house-tinged singles he's grown popular for, short skits and "epic long tracks in which nothing really happens" can't realistically exist. "I would love to make a record for kids to play stoned and explore but I don't think I really can, or I don't think it would be sensible to"
Throughout our discussion, Orlando communicates his passion for a range of music and indeed, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs' attention all of its forms is unsurprising. Most striking is the clarity of his own position within an ever-evolving industry: the feistiness and energy with which he communicates on topics is captivating. Orlando knows that he cannot let romantic or nostalgic ideals interfere too heavily with his career moves. But his position seems quickly solidifying: he makes great party music, and who's got a Discman nowadays anyway?
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is too amazing！！只有一小的的表演實在不能滿足，應該表演更多