As he prepares to play Field Maneuvers festival later this month, Orlando Higginbottom aka Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs picks some all-time favourites for festival, club and home listening.
What’s the first record you ever bought?
Aphrodite – ‘Woman That Rolls’. Not going to comment on the music, but the label on the vinyl had a naked lady and I was 12 or something so… whatevs. My first cassette was The Jungle Book Groove, which was the Jungle Book songs on one side and, on the other side, a megamix of all the songs with a house beat underneath.
The guaranteed floor-filler?
Volcano Brothers – ‘Neocolonialism Is Strong Tea’. To be perfectly honest I haven’t played this out yet, but I’m pretty confident it’s gonna fill some floors. Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space label keeping it real. Reminds me of making music in Kinshasa. I love those guitars more than anything.
The guilty pleasure?
Mariah Carey – ‘Vision of Love’. This is what you want, right? A pop song, something I’m supposed to feel effeminate about or something. Well I worship this song and everything about it. Don’t feel guilty, though.
The last track of the night?
Aaron ‘Fit’ Siegel – ‘Tonite (DD Mix)’. I am obsessed with this record at the moment. It breaks my heart and makes me want to dance simultaneously, which in my opinion is the killer combination of dance music. There is nothing groundbreaking about it at all, in fact the bassline has been used a thousand times… I can live with that. So yeah, last track of the night. It’ll either help you find someone to love or give you a lonely cathartic work out. Im not promising anything.
The best chillout record?
Kruder & Dorfmiester – ‘Trans Fatty Acid’ from The K&D Sessions. I guess this is the only record I would happily describe as chillout, just because that’s what everyone was calling it. I was given it when I was 11, and I listened to it a lot for the next five years. I think it was one the first albums I really dissected – I studied it until I knew every drum break and every sample. Pretty amazing album really, though not very fashionable now.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs plays at Field Maneuvers Summer Party on August 30th. ‘Without You’ with Dillon Francis is out on September 30th on Mad Decent. Find him on Facebook, Twitter and SoundCloud.