max 1 per customer... best of friends, danilo (aka motor city drum ensemble) & pablo (faces records) team up behind the desk on this hot 12inch for the mighty mcde imprint. give the people what they want... 2 soul tinged floor jams. stricly limited vinyl of 400 copies for the 10 years of mcde recordings featuring two exclusive tracks. no repress. tip!
after a couple of sparking, floor-oriented releases by uk luminary henry wu and head honcho pablo valentino, mcde recordings continues its explorations of dance music spectrum with a brand new offering, right on time for the summer. . now batting is nomadic beatsmith hugo lx, who develops a new chapter in his multi-faceted discography with this 5 track opus, ranging from classic house to disco flavored jams, detouring through the ambiant and jazz fields, always with a certain eastern vibe to it. with great help from his regular contributors on bass, keys and horns, he delivers a soundscape that aims to be vibrant, powerful, yet sensual and most of all, prove to be timeless
very happy to have henry wu and earl jeffers debuting on mcde recordings this fall with their double sider -projections/hi-life-. both pablo valentino and myself have been fans of their work, be it henry and earls solo stuff or the highly adventurous yussef kamaal project which henry introduced 2 years ago. these guys take the london sound to a whole new level and we are very proud to have them doing their thing on our label.
finally a fresh mcde is announced! new one from long time deep house/broken producer, pablo valentino... . its been four years since label co-founder pablo valentino became a daddy, and almost as old is the idea of him releasing a record on our imprint. so what makes more sense than to dedicate this record to hugo-joão, his son? on -my son s smile- we can hear a recording of hugo-joão s laughter over a mellow, summery house track that has been a big favorite of danilo over the years. with a little help from lyon producer patchworks, who played bass on the track, valentino pulls off one of his most sophisticated productions yet.
2017 repress !! mcde recordings is happy to add a fresh new talent from down under to the label, harvey sutherland, who has been releasing some amazing records in the last two years. danilo has been supporting him since his very first release, and we are proud to put out some of his trademark cosmic boogie biz on this double sider for mcde. a one-time session player and behind-the-scenes man, analog synthesist harvey sutherland emerged from melbournes bubbling underground with a cassette tape in hand. 2013s nexus ep on this thing records - a trip through lo-fi boogie and roland house music - was a cult hit amongst dancefloor aficionados, priming listeners for a lauded ep on echovolt records and the best-selling * brothers* on voyage recordings. his music has been played and appreciated worldwide, with enthusiastic support from prominent tastemakers and weekend warriors alike.
very nicely executed reissue of this up to now secret weapon played by djs such as theo parrish, marcellus pittmann, mike huckaby, jeremy underground and mcde... check! -we are happy to announce our first reissue 12- on mcde recordings, a record from manchester deep house label rainy city music (written by irfan rainy & rex leon in 1995), thave we have been working on licensing for over a year now, a record that had been a secret weapon of djs such as theo parrish, marcellus pittmann, mike huckaby, jeremy underground and myself - arguably one of the finest house music 12-inches to ever come out of the uk. to mark the 20th birthday of the release, we have carefully remastered the tracks from the original dat tapes and only slightly modified the original cover artwork. its all in the groove baby
we have been a fan of motor city drum ensemble since the brooding and eerie >escape to nowhere< in 2007 - a track that sounded like someone had listened to > french kiss< on acid and then tried to recreate what they heard. so when we started re-issuing romanthonys classics with fresh remixes, mcdes danilo plessow was always someone we wanted to on the project. it has taken 2 years to organise this mix and now it is finally here it doesnt disappoint. taking on > trust<, most people would head straight for the vocal but plessow instead eschews that idea for a warm, low slung dub mix reminiscent of muzique tropique and early glasgow underground releases by studio blue. as a more dj-friendly alternative he also delivered a completely instrumental dub mix.
2013 repress !!
after the more experimental vibes of latecomers last release on mcde,they are back to bringing you straight up dancefloor material on mcde1209.jayson brothers drop back has been a hidden gem in danilos sets for quite some time already,and we are happy to finally release it alongside the storming north & pulaski.and on the bside, creative swing alliance are back on mcde with their trademark house grooves, bringing us some deep goodness prefectly suited for those basement sessions we love so much.last but not least, pablo valentino also delivers a solo joint, another stable of motor city drum ensembles recordbag since he first played like it was 99 on tim sweeneys beats in space
2013 repress !!
two deep house tracks from latecomer on this new motor city drum ensemble release! mcde label is proud to present its latest signing : latecomer, a former group with its roots in moldova, formed by eugen kara, cristofor aldea-teodorovici and with interventions from octavian cotet. their debut vinyl release on mcde >cosmic cart< is also featured on the motor city drum ensemble excellent dj-kicks (on !k7 label)
mcde proudly presents the debut works of 22 year old canadian, michael gracioppo. featuring a remix from fred p(mule / underground quality) very limited edition. the labels first 10-inch is headed by my so-called friends the montrealers deeply personal ode to an over-indulgent past lover.
dairmount selected 4 amazing tracks for this third episode of the midnight circle lullabies vinyl serie. this time, it is all about tributing the detroit sound which has been a major influence for many room with a view artists.
support from kink, deetron, laurent garnier, chateau flight, pezzner, roberto rodriguez, sasse, moodymanc, trus’,me, brother’,s vibe, funk dvoid …,...
hoola is the new single taken from archie bronson outfits recent album, coconut. hoola will be available on two remix 12inchs with exclusive mixes from moscow, house of david, motor city drum ensemble, and 6th borough projects two versions of the album track chunk. coconut, archie bronson outfits third album, is a record full of deep riffs, spaced loops and the sound of a band revelling in both their individuality and intensity. coconut is a record of barely contained ambition and ecstatic overload. the album was produced by tim goldsworthy (lcd soundsystem, the rapture, hercules & love affair) and the result is a wildness of musical vision, given the freedom to be let absolutely loose.
following the stunning and bestselling debut from das volt has taken the lna boys a little longer than expected, but boy was it worth the wait ! having forged a keen army of converts to their late night audio club nights & establishing a reputation as one of london’s best underground parties, it was only a matter of time before they started their own label to release the music they & their party people love to dance to. expect the finest in deep electronic house, balearic boogie and italo flavours, all expertly mastered onto luxurious vinyl with slick graphic artwork. toby tobias really needs no introduction, his productions have graced some of the worlds finest underground labels, and his debut lp on matt radioslave edwards rekids won unanimous praise. macasu is a solid dancefloor piece, layers of slick percussion, plenty of low end girth and enough of tobys trademark dubbed-out and lysergic track trickery to usher in the summers al fresco dancing perfectly. the mighty danilo plessow, otherwise known as motor city drum ensemble is at the top of his game right now, selling crazy units on his raw cuts series & almost single-handedly converting an army of minimalistas into disco darlings ! in his own words made for breezy summernights, open air, near the beach, beautiful people around you, and the dj spinning slow sexy jams like this. enjoy! a killer release folks, which won’t be around for long !
ludovic llorca returns with another superb art of tones release with fellow countryman jaw (dop) supplying some stunning vocals. on remix duty is the enormously talented motor city drum ensemble, back on 2020 after his lonely one single. his remix is a huge deep, dark and brooding detroit house take on the original and has already been licensed to nrk for a steve bug compilation. this is trademark 2020vision deep electronic soul music!
incl great rmxs by motor city drum ensemble (compost black, four roses) and solar & poppcke ( ostwind, diynamic). played by manuel tur, jimpster, russ gabriel, thomas schumacher, laurent garnier, x-press 2, milton jackson, jori hulkkonen and many more... talent pool meerestief, chevel, who just recently attained full age wrote a soundtrack for a life in fast motion with the hard nosed maturity of the big boy.
an all-time rave classic gets the gerd janson re-loving as he works his magic on the 1992 anthem dont go. 26 years on from it s first release, gerd takes the tempo down a notch laying out that all too familiar drum break, instantly recognisable piano line and julie mcdermott s timeless vocals. his subtle touches and added weight, behind a pounding kick, are sure to set any dancefloor alight. about as euphoric as they get - if this doesn t do the business then god help us all. on the b side, belfast s ejeca flips don t go into a heavy-hitting, rave tinged, techno bomb. his inventive sampling turns the synth stabs and vocals on their heads, making them almost indistinguishable, but no less impactful, from the original. it s over four and a half minutes till the iconic chord progression is heard in it s initial form, before ejeca throws it back into a rapid fire, industrial thumper. lastly, gerd serves up a vip dub mix echoing claps and synth lines into the stratosphere, whilst leaving the vocals at bay, save a short cry of don t go from julie towards the end of the track, allowing those anthemic elements to do the talking. a modern touch on an all-time classic from gerd with a complete reinterpretation from ejeca, this is a heavyweight release and one thats already being played by the biggest and the best out there.
blue marbled vinyl. fourth limited release for etichetta nera. another big package this time with our good friend chance mcdermott delivering 4 energetic and hypnotic techno tracks. on remix duties we have fanon flowers. enjoy!
limited 200 copies, visual techno. electronic meditation. crowd synergy. passionate about techno music as a shamanistic medium, tunnel is an electronic music group focused solely on evoking an inward journey through inspired, sonically complex electronic music
ANSWERING MACHINE - INCL MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE REMIX
12" Vinyl UK27.09.11
from the very outset, the m.c.d.e. remix of shit robots >answering machine< picks up in a completely different realm from marcus lambkins original, which appears on his 2010 debut, from the cradle to the rave. the stuttgart-based producer has replaced janine >planningtorock< rostrons slowly rising vocal opener with outerspace emanations that fade as they drift into a constellation of wide house grooves and deep bass. rostrons own pizzo remix is up next, and in (a)typical fashion, she takes the song and shifts its mood by clearing away the dancier elements of its predecessor in favor of a foundation of strings in every form: plucked pizzicato notes, low cellos tones, and high pitched violins that flit through. last up is another rostron creation, the whisper remix, which actually outpaces lambkins version in bpm, but is lighter all the same. here, she uses synths almost as a wash of white noise – a whisper, if you will – and only drops heavier vocals here and there along the songs rustling path.
SISTERS I DONT KNOW WHAT THIS WORLD IS / MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE REMIX
12" Vinyl D25.05.09
the third single cut from the debut album of dj sprinkles aka terre thaemlitz. a1 is a one of most emotional song from the album. its a very fag jazz style of terre. a2 is a very warm ambient house with classical piano loop. the ambient version of this song will be released on mule electronic ambient compilation >enjoy the silence< (mule electronic cd15) in april. b side are 2 version of motor city drum ensemble remix. it fits perfectly with original dj sprinkles sound. what is house music? this is house music!
after the announcement of kerri chandlers the watergate files ep, which also includes a remix of our agencies and labels recent addition la fleur, she attends to be in charge for our 16th watergate compilation. with 15 tracks, including 6 exclusive ones, the swedish producer and dj gives proof of her skills on 78 minutes playtime. her musical spectrum extends from old house-classics to contemporary techno-pearls - mixed with love and intuitive feeling.
der stuttgarter produzent danilo plessow, der kopf hinter motor city drum ensemble, ist stark von jazz, soul, funk, hip hop und house beeinflusst. zu beginn seiner karriere veröffentlichte er zunächst auf pulver records, später gründete er gemeinsam mit joachim tobias das house/broken beat-project inverse cinematics und veröffentlichte sieben 12inches und ein album. trendsetter wie gilles peterson, rainer trüby, michael rütten oder benji b zählen zu den vielen prominenten fans. danilos solo-projekt motor city drum ensemble ist dagegen so etwas wie die musikalische umsetzung seiner tiefen liebe zu house music, soul, detroit techno und chicago house. auf dem gleichnamigen label erschien 2008 die längst berühmte raw cuts-serie, es folgten weitere releases auf motor city drum ensemble oder 20:20 vision. auf faces erscheint nun eine sammlung mit einigen seiner besten solo-veröffentlichungen unter dem namen motor city drum ensemble. darüber hinaus beinhaltet das album zwei stücke der jayson brothers