After a series of remakes from the likes of Henry Fong and Hayden James, one of 2013′s favorite electronic songs, “Without You,” gets yet another makeover, though this time it’s from the original creator himself, Dillon Francis. Gearing up for the full “Without You” Remix EP set for release on December 10th, the Los Angeles producer reworks his slower, angsty break up tune into a big room melody. The Mad Decent funny man dubs this one “a big fucking cryo blast in your face.” The full EP is expected to include versions of the fan favorite from Flux Pavillion & Doctor P, Torro Torro, Treasure Fingers and Low Steppa. As Dillon says, “cue the fireworks.”
Release: December 10
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake.
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On the latest release from Dillon Francis, dance music’s resident jokester gets a little personal. The song, “Without You,” is a classic breakup song, filled with angst, regret, and ultimately hope. Dillon himself even confesses that Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs wrote and sang the lyrics to the song to help the situation he was going through at the time. The song is definitely more poppy and melodic than some of Dillon’s recent offerings, but if anything shows a refreshing bit of breadth in his growing and maturing sound and style.
Between burrito-fueled DJ Mag campaign ads and making full use of Instagram’s new video function, Dillon Francis has been turning heads for reasons outside of his sharp sense of humor. He’s recently unveiled a collaboration alongside T.E.E.D that is thought be included on his impending debut album, but a recent social media exchange between Francis and both Nicky Romero and Mark Knight has hinted towards yet more unexpected collaborations from the humorous producer, adding to further allusions to forthcoming material alongside Martin Garrix. Whilst still in the talking stages, the momentum building around his recent activity signals that 2013 may well be one of the most creatively pivotal years for this North American talent to date. Hit more to see the various Twitter exchange and Francis’s recent opening reel from Surrender Las Vegas. (more…)
When moombathon’s North American poster boy Dillon Francis let slip that his eyes were set on a full-length album, a lot of people simply weren’t sure whether he was being serious. But enroute to what we now know to be a solid 14-song affair from Mad Decent’s comedic protagonist, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs joins the trail for a single well outside of his comfort zone. For those fearing recurrence of the docile “Flight 4555,” the Zane Lowe premiered “Without You” is sure to spark relief along the way. This melodic electronic ballad strips Francis of his class-clown persona for perhaps one of the most nubile offerings to emerge from the young American artist to date. A bout of solid writing and subtle synth developments, the accomplished dup unites to the avail of a track that naturally hits universal territory without the cheesy compromises. Benefitting heavily from T.E.E.D’s own mesmerising studio get-up, the track signals that for all the skeptics out there, Francis may well be on to one his most accomplished studio servings to date if this emotively oiled single is anything to go by. (more…)
Orlando Higginbottom, or the young producer colloquially known as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, is the latest in line to remix one of the singles off the Disclosure boys’ debut album released at the beginning of last month. T.E.E.D’s take on “F For You” transforms the bouncy dance floor track into a somber record with a haunting bass line. It’s definitely the darker side of the Dinosaur, but both this and his recent mix for Crosstown Rebels’ Get Lost compilation hint that he’s a record selector and producer destined for much more than just one side of the dance music spectrum.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs & Eats Everything have put their heads together for “Lion, The Lion” – a grinding dance floor assault weapon that can be found on T.E.E.D’s just released Volume 6 of Crosstown Rebels’ Get Lost compilation series. The track does the duo proud — it’s part housey T.E.E.D instrumentation and part quirky (and quite frankly, growling) breaks and bass from the Eats man. Damian Lazarus and Crosstown Rebels, as always, are giving their friends in the industry room to breathe and continue to expand the palette of the label, its compilations, and its international party brand, Rebel Rave. Watch T.E.E.D’s Rebel Rave TV Episode here as well.
After a torrential downpour spoiled Friday at Governors Ball, where Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs played an early afternoon set for a sopping wet and mud-covered crowd, the young music teacher turned producer headed to Webster Hall for the Governors Ball official after party. Horrible weather kept many of Webster Hall’s regulars at bay, leaving the club populated by only those willing enough to brave the weather. Known for spinning sonically rich sets of deep and tech house, TEED’s performance walked a fine line between eclectic and downright strange – pulsating with an aura of eccentricity that felt perfectly in tune with his odd moniker. Dipping deep into a crate that could have been collected by DJs twice his age, TEED curated over 3 hours of gripping house classics and modern day favorites from House of God, Cajmere, George Fitzgerald, Claude VonStroke and more.
Battle of the Beats is a new feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on who’s rendition takes the proverbial cake. (more…)
The multi-faceted Orlando Higginbottom, better known as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (T.E.E.D), doesn’t fall into expectations easily. His originals and remixes span a multitude of genres, from indie dance to drum and bass; his Essential Mix from last year further exhibits his dexterity. Today he uploaded his own fresh take on Foals’ indie track, “My Number.” Lifting a few lines off the normally funky chorus, T.E.E.D layers the newly ethereal vocals over his echoey deep house production. Stream the remix below and watch for the release soon.