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Name: Motor City Drum Ensemble (aka Danilo Plessow)
Music Style: House, Soul, Techno
Outlar-Listed Events: 2
Outlar Cross-references: Gilles Peterson, Leftfield, Benji B, Rainer Truby, Steve Bug, Jazzanova, Ged Lever
Motor City Drum Ensemble Intro:
At the tender age of 6, Danilo Plessow's path in music started with playing drums. With his engagement in a school big band in Schwäbisch Gmünd (near Stuttgart/Germany) he found his love for jazz – and from 11 years of age on he started working on his own music using a computer and samples. Being influenced by Jazz, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop and House music, the first results were already released 5 years later on Stuttgarts Pulver Records. Together with Joachim Tobias, Danilo had formed the House/Broken Beat project "Inverse Cinematics": Seven 12" Records, the highly acclaimed album `Passin' through' and many remixes and compilation appearances followed. The project was and still is a favorite of some of the world's most influential Leftfield
DJs such as Gilles Peterson
, Rainer Truby
(with whom Danilo actually proves a productive collaboration), Michael Rütten or Benji B
. After several other co-operations and solo projects in the Nujazz vein Danilo went back to his House music roots with the "Motor City Drum Ensemble
This artist moniker refers to his home town Stuttgart, Germany's very own motor city (w. Mercedes-Benz/Porsche/Bosch a. o.) and obviously is a link to Detroit as well. Taking influences from soul, disco and Detroit/Chicago 90's house, the new moniker soon became his best known: He released five 12" in 2008, and especially his "Raw Cuts" series made him a shooting star in the deep house scene. Having blown the world away with his `Raw Cuts' series, released on his own label "MCDE", Danilo has made an enormous impact on house and techno. Danilo has become a sought after and very successful re-mixer as well. With just 25 years of age, he has already released on no less than 24 labels.
No doubt, 2009 was MCDE's year. In February , Beatport's team of music experts had put him ahead of the up and coming Deep House artists worldwide. And in the following months MCDE got a growing critical and popular wave of applause due to his amazing, sample-heavy discoish house tunes, delivering the whole `deep house' notion with clarity and vision alongside a definitive style and by keeping the quality levels bubbling over. "MCDE has cultivated a style that is somehow incredibly loose and tight at the same time" and that has made him to one of the most appreciated producers of dance music at its best. With his impressive slew of stunning remixes for the likes of DJ Sprinkles, Steve Bug
, DJ T, Tom Trago, Jazzanova
, Losoul, A. Lodemann and others, Danilo created deep house master pieces. As well, his estimated podcasts (for RA/XLR8R/Juno Plus a.o.) proved that he understands much more about house than what simply emanates from his mixing desk.
Just as successful as he does with his top-ranking productions he works for the dance-floors as a very popular DJ – just being picked out by the RA-Poll beyond the TOP 50 worldwide (as one of the youngest of course !). So, Danilo now hits the road on a regular again to show some of his dj skills, which have brought him all over Europe, the US, Russia, Asia and Australia already.
Past Motor City Drum Ensemble Events ( 2 Listed )
Motor City Drum Ensemble in 2010...
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