Great Dane x StayLoose
|February 15, 2020|
What? Productions is proud to present Great Dane x StayLoose
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: The Summit, 2210 Summit St., Columbus, OH 43201
Time: Doors open at 8:00 p.m.
Ages : This is an 18+ show
Dane Morris is Great Dane, an LA transplant from Orange County, CA with a taste for independent hip-hop and an ear for sticky beats. A Low End Theory enthusiast with releases on Alpha Pup Records & Veyron Arche he is co-founder of the music collective TeamSupreme. His Debut LP Alpha Dog was released on March 12, 2013, his sophomore LP Beta Cat was released Feb 25, 2014, and self-titled release “Great Dane” debuted at #7 on iTunes electronic March 10th 2015. His 4th official release “Lost & Loved” dropped 7/20/16 via Hu¢¢i’s new label Veyron Arche. “Beats for Days Vol. 2” is his most recent release, dropping on Dome Of Doom records in 2017.
An active front man in the LA music movement known as the “beat scene,” as well as in the larger hip-hop and trap genres, Great Dane has been featured in numerous large scale publications and radio programs — BBC Radio 1, Diplo & Friends, Red Bull Music Academy Radio, NTS Radio, NPR, DJZ & Dubspot to name a few. He has also been able to tour the US and play alongside artists like Flying Lotus, Daedelus, UZ, Tokimonsta, Gramatik and The Gaslamp Killer, as well as with his fellow TeamSupreme artists Djemba Djemba & Mr. Carmack.
StayLoose (StéLouse pronounced “stay loose”) is the moniker of Denver’s Ross Ryan, a DJ/producer combining trap, EDM, and rock influences into a style known as future bass. Ryan grew up listening to bands such as Metallica, Tool, AFI, and the Prodigy and began playing in rock bands in high school.
One of his bands, Boys, won a Guitar Center contest in 2011 that offered a gig opening for Jane’s Addiction on their Nothing’s Shocking 20th anniversary tour as well as $30,000. Ryan spent his share of the money to buy the laptop and programs he used to become a producer, and spent several years immersing himself in learning how to make electronic music.
He began posting remixes of songs as StéLouse in 2013, and released his debut EP Home in 2014 on Celldweller’s Subterra Records label and the more experimental The City EP later that year on Die High Records. Remixes of Viceroy & Penguin Prison’s “The Life” in 2014 and a version of Rozes’ “R U Mine” in 2015 continued to boost Ryan’s profile, and he signed with Casablanca Records in early 2016. That year also saw StéLouse collaborating with the Static Age’s Andrew Paley on “It’s Over,” with Nick Leng on “Been So Long,” and with Devault on “All I Need.”
Ryan returned in 2017 with the deep house-tinged “Lovers” and “Shivers N Gold,” which incorporated touches of rock into its EDM framework. That May, StéLouse’s self-titled album arrived and reflected the more song-driven side of his music.
In 2018, Ryan officially changed the project’s name to Stayloose with the single “Fight Back,” a collaboration with Nevve that was also his first release for Dim Mak Records.