Great Dane, Sept. 1, Reef 

Like the beast from which he took his moniker, Great Dane (nee Dane Morris) is more than meets the eye. The giant canines appear fierce but are, as a breed, gentle and playful. Great Dane, the 20-something L.A.-based EDM producer/DJ, crafts tracks rife with the heavy bass beats of hip-hop and trap, but weaves in emotive, harmonious vocals and instrumental lines—turning what could be a monotonous march into engaging, hypnotic music.

A member of L.A.'s "beat scene," which Pitchfork called "a sprawling collective of musicians ... aiming to bridge connections between left-field electronic styles and underground rap," Great Dane has toured with the likes of renowned beat-scene artists Daedelus, Flying Lotus, The Gaslamp Killer and Gramatik. He also nurtures Team Supreme, the popular 20-plus-strong beat collective he co-founded in 2012. The group delivers new beats via every week, when a Team Supreme producer pick two samples and a BPM which everyone uses to create a rhythm.

You'll be beating yourself up if you don't beat feet to this sweet show of national talent.

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