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. Born in a small town in rural southern Germany, he soon moved to Stuttgart, the worldʼs cradle of the automobile and Germany’s ʻMotor Cityʼ (w. Mercedes, Porsche, Bosch headquarters). Hence, his best known artist moniker ʻMCDEʼ 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 ʻDrum Ensembleʼ is a link to his collection of classic drum machines, technical backbone of his accomplished and renowned electronic music.
Over the last couple of years MCDE has made plenty of waves and lots of friends around the world with his incredibly mature and inventive music. Heʼs managed to create his own signature, a deep and haunting sound injecting his tracks with an amount of roughness, energy and gritty soul which has become uncommon in times of digital production. With his deep knowledge of electronic music, his open mind and a great ear for melodies, Danilo Plessow now shows off his broad-reaching tastes and mixing chops, which made him a mainstay of the contemporary Deep House scene.Listen