If you’re the son of a music professor at Oxford University, you’re likely to end up trying to break some boundaries. Orlando, the last-nameless young musician who makes genre-busting songs as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (you can just spell out TEED if it’s easier), crafts his intricate, throbbing, lovably strange dance music as just that, dance music, free of pretentious microgenre posturing – probably not what his classically-inclined dad expected, and probably not what you expect from new electronic and dance acts who endeavor to fit their music into a tiny and highly specified niche.
Quantifying his pop voraciousness, TEED delivered a remix for Lady Gaga (!!) that breaks her track “Marry the Night” down into what sounds like a dubstep remix of a Hot Chip song. It is impossibly catchy and completely bizarre – Gaga’s voice is pitchshifted down into the range of an ‘80s glam frontman as TEED amalgamates drum-and-bass beats with house-y synths and effects. Check it out.
Lady Gaga - "Marry The Night" (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix)
Lady Gaga'sBorn This Way: The Remix is out November 22nd. Check out The Weeknd's remix of the same song here.