Modcast #103: Motor City Drum Ensemble

The story goes that at the young age of 6, Danilo Plessow fell in love with drums. He joined his school band and by the age of 11 he'd started working on his own music, using samples and computers. His moniker, 'Motor City Drum Ensemble', refers to his home town Stuttgart, the home of automobiles such as Mercedes-Benz and Porsche - as well as the hugely influential sounds born in the American Motor City, Detroit.

He's in hot demand for his production abilities, and his DJ prowess at clubs across the world. A prestigious DJ Kicks commission this year is testament to his famous production and live dj mixing skills. Recently he recorded a set from a gig at D-Edge in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This Modcast, recorded live, is 50 minutes out of a grand four and a half hour set and is a taste of what's to come if you manage to catch him live in the coming festive season. Dates below.

Motor City Drum Ensemble Tour Dates
Fri 30 Dec - Bar Soma, Brisbane
Sat 31 Dec - Spice Afloat, Sydney
Sun 1 Jan - Field Day, Sydney
Sun 1 Jan - Animals Dancing, Melbourne
Fri 13 Jan - Monarch, San Francisco
Fri14 Jan - Re-Bar, Seattle
Fri 20 Jan - Smart Bar, Chicago
Fri 21 Jan - Mr Saturday Night, NYC
Sat 28 Jan - Ministry of Sound, London

December 9, 2011 at 11:00am in modcast



01.08.14 - Lollapalooza

Chicago, IL, USA

01.08.14 - Osheaga

Montreal, QC, Canada

02.08.14 - Lollapalooza

Chicago, IL, USA

05.08.14 - Red Rocks

Denver, Colorado

06.08.14 - Beni

Beach Road, Bondi, Australia

06.08.14 - Cut Copy

Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO

08.08.14 - Cut Copy

Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV, USA

09.08.14 - Outside Lands Festival

San Francisco, CA, USA

09.08.14 - Beni

Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, Australia

10.08.14 - Outside Lands Festival

San Francisco, CA, USA

14.08.14 - Pukkelpop Festival

Hasselt, Belgium

16.08.14 - Sonorama Festival

Burgos, Spain

22.08.14 - Paredes de Coura Festival

Porto, Portugal

24.08.14 - Rock En Seine

Paris, France

27.08.14 - Cut Copy

Magnolia, Milan, Italy

28.08.14 - Cut Copy

Zurich Open Air, Opfikon, Switzerland

10.09.14 - Cut Copy

The Wall, Taipei, Taiwan

13.09.14 - Cut Copy

Samsung Hall, Manila, Philippines

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