Larry Gus is Greek musician Panagiotis Melidis. His first proper solo release, Stitches, appeared in 2009 on the Greek label Cast-A-Blast. Following a slew of compilation appearances, remixes, and online tracks, Melidis signed with DFA and released Silent Congas digitally in 2012, following it up with Years Not Living in 2013. He issued his third LP, the still complex but less sample-based I Need New Eyes, in 2015. His music encompasses everything from Afrobeat to hip-hop, heavily layered vocals, creating a "woozy, half-sick, half-euphoric feeling".