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



20.09.14 - Movement

The Beacham Theatre, Orlando, FL, USA

21.09.14 - Movement

Grand Central, Miami, FL, USA

23.09.14 - Movement

Masquerade, Atlanta, GA, USA

24.09.14 - Movement

Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN, USA

26.09.14 - Movement

9:30 Club, Washington, DC, USA

27.09.14 - Movement

Union, Philadelphia, PA, USA

29.09.14 - On & On & On & On / Missive EP

29.09.14 - Movement

Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA, USA

30.09.14 - Movement

Terminal 5, New York, NY, USA

02.10.14 - Movement

Virgin Mobil Corona Theatre, Montreal, OC, USA

03.10.14 - Movement

Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON, USA

04.10.14 - Movement

St Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI, USA

06.10.14 - Movement

Double Door, Chicago, IL, USA

07.10.14 - Movement

Metro, Chicago, IL, USA

08.10.14 - Movement

First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA

10.10.14 - Movement

Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO, USA

11.10.14 - Movement

In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

14.10.14 - Movement

The Showbox, Seattle, WA, USA

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