Aside from being one of the most colorful, eccentric, and exciting characters in the EDM world, UK’s young and avant-garde genius Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs certainly has a very unique talent for refreshing his own previously released singles from years past: giving them an entirely new breath of life, and delivering these upcycled productions to massive throngs of fan & blog praise. (Present company very much included).
Following the release of his first full LP, “Trouble,” (and what is arguably one of the top albums of 2012) TEED has announced and shared a preview of a forthcoming remix package for his album single and a longtime favorite sappy love tune of mine, “Household Goods.“ The collection includes thoughtfully diverse remixes from an assortment of well-known names, depending on the circle(s) you roll in, of course.
The first remix comes from Russian dubstep producer Enei; a warm, minimal dnb, almost future jungle reflip on TEED’s ‘Goods, that’s equipped with darker reverbs, spooky stabs, and a rapid heartbeat-inducing BPM for a neo-chill, eyes-down vibe.
The second reflip comes by way of Ireland-born, Berlin-based producer Mano Le Tough - maintaining reminiscent whiffs of the original progression with a stir of deep house; hot n’ heavy downtempo glows amidst sparkly xylo-synth cords and engaging revives.
20-something, rising UK Bass star, Lil Silva gives “Household Goods” a rather perplexing genre-bending rework. A curious blend of almost-grime, almost-UK funky, and, dare I say it, an almost familiar scent of electro house, Lil Silva certainly has caught my attention with this work. In a confusing, but good way.
Certainly no stranger to the rave, UK’s self-proclaimed “crack house” pioneer, Zinc comes in with the festival-ready approach on his remix, delivering an irresistibly bouncy progression, and glittery builds to hoist wavering crowds of anxious legs in eager anticipation for each joyous return of that very pleasing groove.
While the Zeds Dead remix, the remix I am most curious to hear, unfortunately wasn’t included in this preview taster, I’m sure it is all for good reason or unavoidable contractual obligations. Perhaps with the *Saving the Best for Last Philosophy* in place, it certainly keeps me and I assume most fans alike in keen suspense for the arrival of the whole package, set for exclusive early release on Beatport next Tuesday, August 8th, and for worldwide release August 20th, 2012.
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs will be touching down in the States, and will be playing a show next Thursday, August 9th, at the Echoplex in LA. ‘Til then, I’m going to be like a giddy, hyperactive child waiting feverishly in anticipation for Christmas with a big ol’ goofy smile plastered across my face. Tickets are only $13.
Settled elsewhere? Check out his complete list of upcoming tour dates here.