Once again, Ticketarena let me chat about the tunes I love the most.
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On first listen to his Raw Cuts output – a standout collection that no doubt introduced many to Danilo Plessow’s Motor City Drum Ensemble project – you’d be forgiven for thinking that the hands of a seasoned Detroit resident crafted these cuts, not a 20-something man from Germany. Nevertheless, this simultaneously timeless yet refreshing sound and production hallmark has been honed through many years of creating music; Plessow’s been releasing since the age of 16, making him an ‘old soul’ when it comes to experience.
Though the skilfully sampled Raw Cuts series helped to refine Motor City Drum Ensemble’s career they by no means define it, as is clear when taking a listen back to just five of his records from over the years.
There’s a certain charm in all things industrial that many electronic music fans are drawn towards. For these people, “Monorail” is the perfect record, hailing from the hands of a producer based in Germany’s own ‘motor city’, Stuttgart. As deep as it gets, the dusty euphoric sound created so well by the strings is accented by harsh synth stabs, adding perfect imperfection to the final, wonderful track.