Great Dane - Alpha Dog
Stepping out large with his debut LP Alpha Dog, Great Dane presents a cherry collection of tracks that shifts between club hits with old school hip hop vibes to lush, spacey melodies and fun chrome-covered vibrations. With an undomesticated attitude and style that is both tender and brutal, Alpha Dog chases down a synth-riddled sound packed with audacious bass, besotted samples and rhythms on the loose.
Intro and title track “Alpha Dog” leads off with Siri spitting a technologically-induced rap over a deep electronic bassline, then “Invite Only” quickly launches the album into head-popping territory with a big grin and classic hip hop feel. As crisp as an all-white suit, “Mongrel” brushes its shoulders off and blazes up in grand style, barging in like the theme song of a pimp.
Full of beats bred with ferocious teeth, Alpha Dog commands the attention of the musical community with its undaunted dynamism, graceful flow and fresh approach to hip hop-based electronic music.