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Various Artists / Dj-Kicks: Motor City Drum Ensemble
Album:Dj-Kicks: Motor City Drum Ensemble Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:07/2011
Label:!K7 Records 

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Add Date:2011-07-05 Pull Date:2011-09-04 Charts:RPM/Electronica
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Album Review
Andrew Serna
Reviewed 2011-07-04 
COLL: DJ-Kicks: Motor City Drum Ensemble Label: !K7
Motor City Drum Ensemble (MCDE) is the brilliant DJ-Producer Danilo Plessow from Germany. Danilo was a guest at KZSU (on Holt's show) in summer 2010. MCDE's music encompasses decades worth of music, from soul, disco, jazz, funk, house, and techno. Even though he's only 25 years old, Danilo demonstrates his knowledge of the roots of dance music by crafting this mix-CD using all these styles. This is an incredible mix CD. All songs are great. If you like soul, try tracks 1-5, if you like house, try 6-10, and for vintage beats, try 14-15 & 17-18.

1) soul classic, clasp & vocals, sparse & chill
2) more classic soul, smooth sensual vox
3) stripped-down dub, very stoney
4) African chant, goes into disco beat
5) Nu-soul, funky house, great deep soul vox
6) Deep house, 70's style organ edits (think Metro Area)
7) bouncy house classic, groovy bass
8) deep house classic, w/ soulful male vox
9) deep house classic, w/ funky squeaky loop
10) deep house classic, w/ simple piano loop & synth
11) disco! w/ claps, fem vox chorus
12) electo-fied funk, w/ congas
13) Euro-flavored lounge
14) detroit classic, techno w/ acid hook
15) jackin' house w/ simple male vox sample
16) straight-up disco w/ lots of congas & vox
17) deep house mixdown of styles represented in mix, produced by MCDE himself
18) minimal tech-house loop
19) stripped down dubby house
20) chill-out lounge w/ retro spy-vibe
21) acid-jazz w/ Afro-Cuban horn melody
22) old-school soul-disco, fem vox

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Sun Ra Door To The Cosmos
2.Electric Wire Hustle Again (Scratch 22 Remix)
3.Rhythm & Sound Mango Drive
4.Allen, Tony Ariya
5.Everett, Peven Stuck (Original)
6.Bad Jazz Troupe Breakdown Treat ? Dusty Rework (Mcde Edit)
7.Mr. Fingers The Juice
8.Howard, Rick ?Poppa? Can Your Love Find It?S Way (Club Vocal)
9.Stone Girl I Like The Way That You Move (Dub)
10.Fred P. On This Vibe
11.Creative Swing Alliance Don?T Forget Your Keyz
12.Pino, Geraldo & The Heartbeats Black Woman Experience
13.Sarde, Philippe Le Cortège Et Course
14.Hood, Robert The Pace
15.Loose Joints Pop Your Funk (Vocal Version)
16.Arts & Crafts I?Ve Been Searching (Walter Gibbons 12? Mix)
17.Motor City Drum Ensemble L.O.V.E. (Dj-Kicks)
18.Aphex Twin Actium
19.Recloose Cardiology (Isolée Mix)
20.Latecomer Cosmic Cart
21.Lassy, Timo African Rumble
22.James Mason Sweet Power, Your Embrace