Episode 43

Published on:

1st Nov 2022

#043 Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Every producer wants to be an auteur. The legend of the isolated guy (it's almost always a guy) turning out hits without any outside help is as potent a narrative in the culture as there has ever been.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, aka TEED, aka Orlando Higginbottom is doing exactly that, and has made one of my favourite albums of recent memory with When The Lights Go.

He's also a thoughtful and insightful chap who recently wrote an article for Billboard which exhibited those qualities and provided the perfect basis for the discussion on this week's episode of the podcast.

Amongst other things, we talk about his journey from major label to self-releasing, the wonders of classical music, the challenges facing artists, and the need to challenge received music industry wisdom.

This was a conversation I was looking forward to immensely, and it did not disappoint.

If you want to support the show then this the best week to do so - we are running a pledge drive on Patreon where for one week only new signups get some cracking bonus presents, including the awesome black-on-grey "Musicality" t-shirt.

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About the Podcast

Not A Diving Podcast with Scuba
Electronic music conversations
Paul Rose aka the musician, DJ, and A&R known as Scuba talks to people of significance from the world of electronic music about their experiences, observations, and attempts to cultivate a life for themselves in the murky and sometimes treacherous waters of the music industry.

About your host

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Paul Rose

Scuba is a maker of music from the UK. He is also the founder of a record label called Hotflush Recordings, and the host of the Not A Diving Podcast.