The Los Angeles producer launched his debut album Alpha Dog in 2013, followed by Beta Cat in 2014, and the self-titled Great Dane in 2015. The following year, Dane ventured out, releasing his fourth project, the Lost & Loved EP on Hu¢¢i’s infamous U.K.-based imprint Veyron Arche.
Gamma Ray is a "sonic travel journal" that was created during—and inspired by—Great Dane’s tours throughout Asia and the United Kingdom last year, and his first time presenting his music live outside of North America. "I wanted to take some time and figure out my goals in music and where I wanted to take things after my self-titled album," he shares. "I now feel like the release Great Dane (2015) was sort of like a deep breath in between the continuous narrative of Alpha Dog, Beta Cat, Gamma Ray (and beyond). This album continues the story—and since we’ve moved from the most common house pets in the world to a stingray, you can expect things to get weird."
We're told to expect 14 tracks of "innovative sound design and inspired rhythm."
The album took two years to finalize and find the light of day on his new imprint.
01. Cat’s in the Bag
02. Sorry Steve
03. BRTKYS (The Reggae One)
04. Break It
05. Courteous (feat. King Henry)
06. Last Vestige of the Monoculture w/ Baron Fields
07. Fog & Fear (feat. Katya Grasso)
09. 3am Brixton
10. Tokyo Surfer
11. High Maintenance (interlude)
12. We Blackin Out
13. Payroll w/ Daktyl
14. Sunken Kite
Gamma Ray LP will land on July 20 via ADBC Records, with "Sorry Steve" streaming in full via the player below—or here for EU readers due to temporary GDPR restrictions.