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After a blinding opening party with Soundstream we provide our next Cutloose installment in the guise of Motor City Drum Ensemble.
Danilo Plessow is a hard man to pigeonhole. Since 2003, he’s been producing with Joachim Tobias under the Inverse Cinematics banner with an emphasis on soul underpinned by driving hypnotic rhythmical and percussive elements. Their debut full-length Passin’ Through was released this year, but there’s another reason why people have been talking about Plessow in 2008. He’s the man that’s responsible for the Motor City Drum Ensemble project, producing music which seems to encapsulate the spirit of Detroit despite being made in Stuttgart – a place that is considered Germany’s own ‘motor city’.
His Raw Cuts series of releases saw Plessow take a cut-and-paste approach to house music, splicing up disco and soul loops to create house tracks that managed to be retrospective and forward-thinking at the same time. He also uses the Motor City Drum Ensemble moniker to indulge his techno side, putting these records out on his and Mujaba’s Four Roses imprint.
Danilo’s mix touches all these bases, taking us from subdued disco through to bumpin’ house before going deliciously deep.
Dont miss this one.