***VENUE ANNOUNCE: THE VAULT, 122 PITT STREET (CORNER OF PITT AND ROWE STREETS IN THE CITY), SYDNEY***
CO-OP PRESENTS A 5 HOUR SET FROM MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE (RAW CUTS / GERMANY), IN AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, ON SATURDAY 5TH DECEMBER AT AN INNER-CITY SYDNEY VENUE, SUPPORTED BY CO-OP DJS
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Now two parties young, and on the back of THAT headline appearance from Berlin’s Vincenzo in August, CO-OP returns in December with another drool-worthy line-up. Continuing the protocol of bringing some of the international electronic music fraternity’s coolest makers and shakers down under for the first time, the night will be headlined by one of 2009’s most talked about House music heroes, Danilo Plessow, AKA Motor City Drum Ensemble. With a 5 hour set locked, CO-OP will be showcasing the MCDE dancefloor manifesto in all its glory (including a few trademark Raw Cuts no doubt), with a journey from pitched down proto-House to Disco-Tech deepness via a smattering of Funked-up jams – be there or get well annoyed by hearing about how good it was after.
The venue of choice for this particular P.A.R.T.Y. will be announced closer to the day of reckoning, although the rumour that it will be intimate, inner-city and, err, interplanetary (?) is by no means scurrilous. In fact, it can be confirmed that CO-OP #3 will play host to little more than 200 humans, meaning that the promoters fully expect the night to be 100% pre-sale.
As usual, CO-OP’s friends at Night Works Audio will be looking after the sound-system and your hearing with the installation of their Funktion-One bits and pieces, ensuring that the talent’s records are heard as some higher power intended. The CO-OP residents will also be doing some digging in support of the headliner and hence dancers can expect a thorough full body workout over the evening.
Anyone who knows, well, anything, or attended the August night, will already be aware that the aforementioned Jockey Of The Disc and now trademark CO-OP phatmosphere (like atmosphere but phatter, obviously) will mean busyness as usual. Two thirds of tickets sold out in advance of the Vincenzo show, so with another exclusive 5 hour Sydney set from a highly respected ‘artiste’ on the bill for December there’ll be an even higher chance of all consuming sadness for some on the 5th if the long game isn’t played. Plus, the sooner tickets are landed the cheaper they’ll be, its only fair – scuttle in the direction of that renowned emporium of electronic music information Resident Advisor (www.residentadvisor.net) now and do the right thing.
MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE (RAW CUTS / GERMANY)
A Stuttgart native (hence the Motor City reference within his best known alias, it being Germany’s answer to Detroit along with Frankfurt), Danilo Plessow has been dabbling in the deeper shades of dance since his early teenage years.
With his inimitable Raw Cuts series seamlessly joining the dots between classic Chicago House, Detroit Techno and New York Disco (via Stuttgart, of course), and gaining support from every DJ with taste and ears (pretty much), Plessow’s take on dance music references its rich history while always pushing its boundaries. The multi-faceted nature of the MCDE sound is made even more impressive by the fact that its perpetrator is yet to celebrate his 25th birthday!
From the age of 17 Danilo has been gaining props for his recorded output, first for the Jazzy House and Broken Beat cuts created under the Inverse Cinematics moniker with his friend Joachim Tobias, which issued several 12”s, numerous remixes and one LP. Since the MCDE project came to life in 2008, Mr Plessow has been on something of a dream run, to date issuing 6 volumes of the Raw Cuts series which have united fans of deep Disco and deeper House with their distinctive cut and paste flavour.
2009 has already seen the MCDE remix touch applied to scene stalwarts DJ T, Steve Bug, Jazzanova, DJ Sprinkles and Toby Tobias among others, with original productions for 20:20 Vision and Mule Musiq also delighting dancers all over. Meanwhile, Mr P’s MCDE label and Four Roses imprint (a collaboration with Mujaba) continue to turn heads, and DJ bookings keep the passport stamps coming for Danilo (recent jaunts include the UK, US and Russia), leading to the conclusion that the only way continues to be up for Motor City Drum Ensemble.