Date: Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Event Type: Concerts, Special Events
Last Updated: July 23, 2012
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurswith JDH & Dave PThe gentleman you see wearing the bizarre attire is one Orlando; producer and performer behind the distinctively named Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Originally hailing from the Greco-Roman stable, Orlando has been gradually ascending his way to the top since his debut EP release first grabbed peoples attention back in 2009. Then he was an exciting raw talent, tiptoeing between bass-heavy neon dance floor rhythms and instantly engaging pop sensibilities. The mixture and the balance proved quite unique, but then this is the son of an Oxford University music professor who fell in love with Jungle in his teens; his take on music was always going to be an interesting one.It goes from 124 bpm to 140 bpm. It crosses lots of genres and sub-genres of dance music, and I dont really know or care about all these genres, I think theyre a bit useless and unnecessary. Its just dance music at the end of the day. (2009) That was then, but this is 2012 and Orlando and his music have come a very long way. Still combining his original sensibilities with the wide range of tempos and sounds, but everythings now risen to a whole new level.It was Garden from the All In Two Sixty Dancehalls EP on Greco-Roman that first propelled teed into the spotlight. A gorgeous house miniature featuring boy girl vocals (Orlando himself plus Luisa from Lulu and the Lampshades) that was revisited last October via Polydor with huge support from Radio 1, both day and night, and a massive global sync for the Nokia Lumia ad campaign. Its one of the most instantly recognizable electronic-pop records of recent years, having clocked up over 2.5million views on YouTube and counting.Combine that with other hugely popular tracks like the sonically ambitious Household Goods and his debut for Polydor, the wonderfully melancholic Trouble Orlandos first full-vocal song and a standout live favourite. Theres been great remixes for the likes of Lady Gaga, Professor Green and Friendly Fires who he also collaborated with on-stage at Bestival in 2011. His biggest adventure to date took him to the Congo in Africa, working with local musicians as one of the personally invited producers to collaborate on Damon Albarn and Oxfams DRC LP project alongside XLs Richard Russell and Gorillaz producer Dan The Automator amongst others.JDH & Dave PRumors of NYC nightlifes demise have been greatly exaggerated. While the ever-pervasive rumors of no dancing allowed and draconian cabaret laws continue to reverberate around the worlds cities, the state of underground dance music in the big apple is indeed much stronger. This is thanks, in no small part, to the efforts of Dave Pianka and Josh Houtkin (DJing as Dave P and JDH, respectively). The two have been responsible for bringing over some of the most credible DJs and live bands and giving them a proper venue and environment in which to play. In addition, they have honed their DJ and production skills over the years, and are increasingly breaking new records and sounds with their back-to-back sets. Dave has also recently kicked into gear with production duties, contributing remixes of established acts like the Klaxons and Bloc Party.
Location: (Le) Poisson Rouge
Address: 158 Bleecker Street, New York
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