Motor City Drum Ensemble
Motor City Drum Ensemble is a unique kind of ensemble in that it consists of just one man : Simultaneously retro and futuristic German House pioneer Danilo Plessow. He was born in 1985 in a small town in rural southern germany and soon moved to Stuttgart , the world's cradle of the automobile and Germany's 'Motor City' (w. Mercedes, Porsche, Bosch headquarters). Hence, his best known artist moniker 'MCDE' obviously is a reference as well to his home-town as to his first love in music, the Soul, Jazz and Techno sounds of Detroit. ...show more
Motor City Drum Ensemble is a unique kind of ensemble in that it consists of just one man : Simultaneously retro and futuristic German House pioneer Danilo Plessow. He was born in 1985 in a small town in rural southern germany and soon moved to Stuttgart , the world's cradle of the automobile and Germany's 'Motor City' (w. Mercedes, Porsche, Bosch headquarters). Hence, his best known artist moniker 'MCDE' obviously is a reference as well to his home-town as to his first love in music, the Soul, Jazz and Techno sounds of Detroit.
The 'Drum Ensemble' is a link to his collection of classic drum machines, technical backbone of his accomplished and renowned electronic music. Danilo Plessow was always incredibly young at taking up things: He started playing drums at the tender age of six and discovered his love for jazz in the school big band. From eleven , he started working on his own original productions using a computer and samples. Being influenced by Jazz, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop and House, the first complete results were already released five years later (2000) on Stuttgart's 'Pulver Records' under his House and Broken Beat project 'Inverse Cinematics' : Seven 12 inch records ('Slow Swing' and 'Detroit Jazzin' among others), an album ('Passin' Through') and many remixes and compilation appearances followed, and the project gathered fans like Gilles Peterson and Rainer Trueby, with whom Danilo would collaborate later on.
After several other co-operations and solo projects in the Nujazz vein, Danilo went back to his House music roots founding 'Motor City Drum Ensemble' (MCDE). In 2008 he exploded into the House scene with five releases: The now legendary 'Raw Cuts' series on his own MCDE-label ploughed a new furrow through the often derivative Deep House genre with their own warm crackly thump that defines the enjoyable , winning sound of the 'Raw Cuts' aesthetic. Till today, all three singles of the cult series feature within the top 6 of Juno Records all time top selling single charts and undoubtedly they are still belonging to the most played tracks on the dance-floors. With his challenging remix work Danilo never ceased to amaze: Great tracks for luminaries like Caribou, DJ Sprinkles, Jazzanova, Tiga, Zero7 or recently Midland's 'What we know' prove that few artists tie together a traditionalist sensibility with an amazing innovation as well as MCDE does. ...show less
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