Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs delivers first Essential Mix

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So far, 2012 has been kind to Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs fans. Mid-way or so through the year, we’ve had Orlando Higginbottom release his excellent debut album Trouble, seen TEED announced on the Falls Festival bill, revealed as the first act on the Field Day line-up and surprise Sydney with a one-off club date in October. Lucky for us, the good news keeps rolling in: in the latest feather for Higginbottom’s cap, the 25-year-old has put his name to his first BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix.

Airing over the weekend, TEED’s Essential Mix is typically tight stuff. “I didn’t want to put together something that was just a house mix or something that was just the kind of disco side of things that I like,” Pete Tong’s newest inductee explained. “I wanted to nod to certain things, like starting with Tom Tom Club track, ending with something from Leftfield… and also putting in some kind of heavier techno music. I’m a big fan of Shed and his new album, some old acid stuff, some new Dirtybird records, some new stuff from Eats Everything. I’m a big fan of the guys at Wolf Music, which is a great record label, there’s a couple of forthcoming things from them.”

“When I was a teenager I DJed all the time and now, I DJ maybe like 10 times a year,” Higginbottom explained. “I haven’t done any radio mixes for a while on purpose because I was secretly waiting for this one, so this was an opportunity for me to play other people’s records.” Dive in below.

TEED BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix


1. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Household Goods
2. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Trouble
3. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Garden
5. Tom Tom Club – Don’t Say No (Short Cool Mix)
6. The Barking Dogs ft. Marcelo Burlon – Mamarracho
7. Hardhouse – Check This Out
8. Small People – Salty Days
9. Micachu feat. Tizrah – I’m Not Dancing
10. Medlar – The Sun
11. Jesse Perez – Miami’s My Town
12. Greymatter – Pick n Roll
13. Family of Few – Intervoles
14. Eats Everything – Vertigo
15. Justin Jay – Femme Fatale
16. Phreek Plus One – La Spirale
17. $olal – Luna’s Song (Robag’s Verlan-Lanu Rework)
18. Arto Mwambe – Ombala Mbembo
19. Dusky – Every Day
20. I:cube – Y.o.u.r.o.c.k (Extended Version)
21. The Sugarcubes – Leash Called Love (Tony Humphries Mix)
22. DJ Dealer – Hungry (Destroyer Mix)
23. Sad City – Jaya
24. Lauren Lane – Lazer Eyes
25. JD Twitch – Let’s Get Lost Vol. 5
26. Aérea Negrot – Planta Baja
27. Da Posse – Heat of the Night (Acid Mix)
28. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – Your Love
29. Wk7 – Do it Yourself
30. Scuba – Ne1butu
31. Rivet – Inside Looking Out
32. Amir Alexander – Catacombs
33. Gingy Bordello – Iron Water
34. Head High – Rave (Dirt Mix)
35. Mmm – Mmm Meets Tshetsha Boys
36. Koreless – Lost in Tokyo (Jacques Greene Mix)
37. Lcp Orchestra – Free & Equal (Leftfield Mix)
38. Aphrodite’s Child – Loud, Loud, Loud

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