Motor City Drum Ensemble, xxxy & more...
Subject at POGO
Saturday December 17th
at The Twisted Pepper
MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE [MCDE - Stuttgart]
Ro Flynn [Subject]
Xxxy [Ocra/All City - Manchester]
All City DJs
Doors: 11pm / Adm: e14/e12. Advance tickets - e12 from:
http://www.tickets.ie/ and All City, Spindizzy & Plugd | http://www.bodytonicmusic.com/store | http://www.ticketmaster.ie/ | http://www.residentadvisor.net/
MCDE - http://www.myspace.com/motorcitydrumensemble
"When did I fall in love?" Danilo Plessow, known to the world of dance music as Motor City Drum Ensemble, echoes the question. Wearing the kind of smile that indicates true love, first love, the kind of love that will never leave you, he gazes upon a city park. A bunch of kids are playing catch. He was their age when he fell in love for the first time: with the beat. So he started playing the drums. That beat is his companion to this day. Having morphed through all kinds of forms its recent incarnation is delivered to the public on his amazing, genre blending DJ-Kicks mix; a mix more than worthy of the series' history of ruthless experimentation with, and re-definition of, the Mix CD medium. Danilo was always incredibly young with things. He started producing at the age of eleven—"way too early" as he jokes—having his first release out just five years later: Inverse Cinematics' "Slow Swing", released in Pulver Records in 2002, found its way into Ricardo Villalobos' record bag as well as onto one of the first Fabric mix CDs. An album under the same name and a string of EPs followed. "It was really important how young I was, not just how and where I was raised. That naivety when it comes to things, like, 'does it sound good?' or 'are you even allowed to do it like this?' Those things never concerned me and in large part that was due to my age. It was good having that kind of light heartedness! Also, in those years, you are like a sponge and just so enthusiastic! That can absolutely lead the way."
Danilo has also released on top labels ranging from 20:20 Vision to Rush Hour as well as his own MCDE and Four Roses imprints, produced for Ben Westbeech and Rainer Trüby and never ceased to amaze with his challenging remix work for artists like Caribou, Jazzanova, DJ Sprinkles and Zero 7. His understanding of how the parts of a track can work has never been more apparent than on his DJ-Kicks mix. In 10 years, playing 80+ gigs a year, including such temples as Berghain, Fabric London, Rex and MOS, he's absorbed dance history through hard and disciplined work behind the decks.
With the next months holding an extensive tour schedule for Danilo, dancers around the world will be able to experience his gift as a selector first hand. That is, before he gets back into the studio to start working on his first album as Motor City Drum Ensemble as well as a live act. All this will prove, just as his DJ-Kicks is doing now, that there is no such thing as stagnation in the ever-evolving cosmos of Danilo Plessow!
Xxxy - http://soundcloud.com/xxxy
Having spent his youth in various bands xxxy finally decided to hang up his guitar and mic and began producing electronic music fuelled by his love at the time of drum and bass and techno. Through the influential record shop Pelikan Neck he picked up on the early forms of dubstep and began focusing his productions on bass heavy garage influenced tracks. This led to his first release as “forensix (...mcr)” on Revolution music in 2006 with one of his first productions. After the release of his first record, he took a break to tighten up his production.
He came back in 2009 as xxxy which led to the releases of “Reflections ep” on the influential Manchester label Mindset and “Science Fiction/651” on Formant Recordings. By late 2009 he had begun to become more and more influenced by house music which had begun to take up a much larger section of his record collection.
2010 saw the release of a split of the very well received 12” on Infrasonics. Comprised of the Baltimore influenced “Blue Flashing Lights” and the Funky Roller “Know You” which was included in FACT magazine’s tunes of 2010 list. Later in 2010 he released the critically acclaimed garage influenced ep “Every Step Forward” on Fortified Audio. The January 2011 release of “You Always Start it/Ordinary Things” on Ten Thousand Yen increased xxxy’s burgeoning reputation with Pitchfork picking “ordinary things” as it’s best new tune of the day “What's so special about "Ordinary Things" isn't its parts, though, but how impeccably they are put together...This rush comes complete with a joyous "Whoo!" sample to let you know that, yeah, while you're getting the chills, this is still body-moving music.” 2011 will see releases on Orca, Well Rounded, Infrasonics & All City together with Remixes for Tri Angle and the Count & Sinden. As a DJ xxxy has produced well received mixes for FACT, BBQ & URB as well as playing dates all over the UK and Europe.
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