Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
EXIT 2012 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.jpg
Higginbottom in 2012
Background information
Birth nameOrlando Tobias Edward Higginbottom
Also known asTEED
Born (1986-03-07) 7 March 1986 (age 35)
London, England
Years active2008–present
Associated acts

Orlando Tobias Edward Higginbottom (born 7 March 1986), known professionally as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (or TEED), is a British electronic music producer, DJ and singer-songwriter based in the United States.

Early life[edit]

Orlando is the son of Professor Edward Higginbottom, formerly conductor of the choir of New College, Oxford.[2] He was educated at the Cherwell School, Oxford.[3] 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.[citation needed]

Orlando commented to Spin that he was looking for a name that "couldn't be cool, couldn't be put into some kind of scene that gets hip for six months and then falls out of fashion."[4]

Musical career[edit]

On 11 June 2012 TEED's debut album Trouble was released by Polydor Records. The album was well received, with favourable reviews from several well-respected music publications including the NME ("One of the UK's most exciting young producers"), Pitchfork[5] and the BBC. iTunes UK named Trouble as their 'Debut Electronic album of the year', was DJ Magazine's 'album of the year' and it was number 5 in the BBC's end of year album poll.[citation needed]

Trouble was also voted 'Best Album' in DJ Magazine's Best of British 2012,[6] with TEED also picking up the award for 'Best Live Act'.[7]

On 8 July 2013, Crosstown Rebels released Get Lost VI, a compilation of music curated and mixed by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.[citation needed] Get Lost VI featured tracks from Underground Resistance, Tiga, Breach, Trus'me, Axel Boman, Dave Aju, Mathew Jonson and more. It was voted 'Best Compilation' in DJ Magazine's Best of British 2013.[8]

On 14 August 2014, TEED launched Nice Age, a cross-platform label.[citation needed] The first release, "Feels Like", is a collaboration between TEED and Anna Lunoe.[9]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details

Extended plays[edit]

  • All in One Sixty Dancehalls (2009), Greco-Roman
  • All in Two Sixty Dancehalls (2010), Greco-Roman
  • Household Goods (2010), Greco-Roman
  • Prehistory (2011), Greco-Roman
  • Prehistory II (2011), Greco-Roman
  • I Can Hear the Birds (2020), I Oh You[10]
  • The Distance (2021), Nice Age[11]


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with year released, selected chart positions and album name shown
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
UK Dance
BEL (Vl)
US Dance
"Trouble" 2011 Trouble
"Garden" 135 23 87
"You Need Me on My Own" 2012
"Tapes & Money"
"Stronger / American Dream Part II"
"Household Goods"
"Your Love" 105
"Lion, the Lion"
(with Eats Everything)
2013 Get Lost VI
"Without You"
(with Dillon Francis)
38 Non-album singles
"Feels Like"
(with Anna Lunoe)
"Leave a Light On"[16] 2018
"Don't You Forget About Me"
"Body Move"[17]
"Energy Fantasy"[18]
(with SG Lewis)[19]
Dark EP
(with Amtrac)
2020 Oddyssey
(with Bonobo)"[20]
Non-album singles
"6000 Ft."
(with Bonobo)[21]
(with Porter Robinson)
2021 19 Nurture
"—" denotes an recording that did not chart or was not released.

Featured appearances[edit]

List of singles and appearances as a featured artist, with year released and album
Title Year Album
"My Life Is Complete"
(Chad Valley featuring Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
2012 Young Hunger
"Without You"
(Dillon Francis featuring Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
2013 Non-album single
(SG Lewis featuring Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
2018 Dark EP
(Amtrac featuring Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)
2020 Oddyssey
(Bronson featuring Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs)

Other albums[edit]

Songwriting and production credits[edit]

Year Artist Song Album
2013 Banks "Warm Water" Goddess
2014 "You Should Know Where I'm Coming From"
"Fuck Em Only We Know"
"Under the Table"
"And I Drove You Crazy"
"Bedroom Wall"
2015 Mark Ronson "I Can't Lose" feat. Keyone Starr Uptown Special
2016 Boys Noize "2 Live" Mayday
2018 Elderbrook "Bird Song" Old Friend EP
2019 Kelsey Lu "Blood" Blood
Shura "The Stage" Forevher
2020 SG Lewis "Impact" with Robyn and Channel Tres Times
Elderbrook "Why Do We Shake in the Cold?" Why Do We Shake in the Cold?
SG Lewis "Time" with Rhye Times
2021 "Fall"
Shura "T-Shirt" Forevher: Deluxe Edition
Anna Lunoe "Back Seat" feat. Genesis Owusu Non-album single


Year Artist Song
2008 Sugababes "Denial"
2009 Asavioure & DJ IQ "Cracked It"
2010 Fenech-Soler "Lies"
Professor Green "Monster"
Sky Ferreira "One"
Darwin Deez "Constellations"
Tinashé "Saved"
Wafa "Ewid Disco"
Killa Kela "Everyday"
Deathray Trebuchay "No 6 Friend 1"
2011 Fur Coat "Space Ballad"
Lee Mortimer "Where the Party At"
Donae'o (featuring Terri Walker) "When Angels Sing"
Katy Perry "Firework"
Lady Gaga "Marry the Night"
The 2 Bears "The Lunatics"
Crystal Fighters "Xtatic Truth"
Friendly Fires "Hawaiian Air"
2012 Jonquil "It's My Part"
2013 Foals "My Number"
Zinc (featuring Sasha Keable) "Only for Tonight"
Disclosure "F for You"[22]
2014 Little Dragon "Paris"
2018 Low Island "The Whole World Tucked Away"
2020 Lastlings "Take My Hand" (Sky and Earth Remix)[23]
Bag Raiders (featuring Panama) "How Long"
Jessie Ware "Save a Kiss"
LA Priest "Beginning"
Darkstar "Text"
Damian Lazarus "Holy"
2021 Silly Boy Blue "The Riddle"[24]
Jake Shears "Do the Television"[25]
Gorgon City and Jem Cooke "Dreams"[26]


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  2. ^ "BBC - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs interview". Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  3. ^ Tim Hughes. "Orlando Blooms". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and His Jurassic Pop". SPIN. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs". Pitchfork. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  6. ^ "BEST ALBUM". Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  7. ^ "BEST LIVE ACT". Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  8. ^ "BEST COMPILATION: TEED 'GET LOST VI'". Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  9. ^ "PREMIERE: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs x Anna Lunoe: "Feels Like"". Vice Media. 14 August 2014. Archived from the original on 28 August 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  10. ^ Middleton, Ryan (27 May 2020). "Isolation Ambient Music: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - I Can Hear The Birds". Magnetic Mag. Archived from the original on 23 June 2020. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  11. ^ "The Distance by Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs". Bandcamp. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
  12. ^ Peak positions for singles in the UK:
  13. ^ Peak positions for singles on the UK Dance Chart:
  14. ^ "Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Belgium (Flanders) Charts". Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Chart History: Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  16. ^ Bagshaw, Bella (12 June 2018). "Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs returns with 'Leave A Light On'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 13 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  17. ^ Ju, Shirley (2 September 2018). "Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs delivers grooving new single, 'Body Move'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 3 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  18. ^ Kenneally, Cerys (7 September 2018). "Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs shares glaring new track "Energy Fantasy"". The Line of Best Fit. Archived from the original on 22 September 2018. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  19. ^ Evans, Steph (6 November 2018). "SG Lewis and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs link up on 'Again'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 7 November 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  20. ^ Martin, Josh (25 September 2020). "Bonobo teams up with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs for disco tribute 'Heartbreak'". NME Asia. Archived from the original on 14 October 2020. Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  21. ^ Leight, Elias (16 November 2020). "Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs join forces on dreamy '6000 Ft.'". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 20 November 2020. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  22. ^ "Disclosure – F For You". Indie Shuffle.
  23. ^ Alzgheibi, Husam (24 April 2020). "TEED delivers two remixes for Lastling's 'Take My Hand'". EDM Tunes. Archived from the original on 12 May 2020. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  24. ^ "The Riddle (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix) - Single by Silly Boy Blue & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  25. ^ "‎Do the Television Remixes - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Single by Jake Shears & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  26. ^ "Dreams (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Remix) - Single by Gorgon City & Jem Cooke on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved 14 November 2021.

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