rawax proudly welcomes russ gabriel to the family! the ferox and soul on wax label boss is one of the u.k.’s most respected producers, having recorded nearly one hundred eps and several albums since 1991. the -restoration- ep comes directly from the vaults of russ endless archieves. timeless musc for the motor city edition volume ten!
“motor city” remixes by yen towers, abdulla rashim, quiltland and 1991. from blissed-out, droney tape works to sharp dance floor tracks, each of the four remixes presents a beautiful elaboration and articulation of sand circles “motor city”.
DEKMANTEL 10 YEARS 10.2 (MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE REMIX/ORIGINAL)
12" Vinyl NL03.05.18
part two of the ep features the motor city drum ensemble remix, and the original “in a silent mix” version from 1999, a track out of its time when released on allen’s sole record “black voices”. a long serving dekmantel veteran, danilo plessow was there from the start. after compiling the first selector’s compilation last year, mcde turns tony allen’s masterpiece in a jam, with added house beats, giving the funk number the edit treatment. the final mix sounds like the kind of track you would hear mcde play in one of his sets as he’s firing up the heat. the organ sounds and trumpets are left high in the mix, to create an unforgettable hook that resonates throughout, in complete motor city style.
rawax proudly welcomes mr. santonio echols aka dj tone to the family! the man from detroit presents his release from 1992 which originally came out on vicious music on our motor city edition vol. 8. this remastered classic will be available on vinyl only!
rawax welcomes simon hamalin aka a-sim to the family! this demo blowed us away and was over the last weeks on high rotation at the office. future space electro for our motor city edition - more to come!
rawax welcomes patrick raddatz, robin scholz and philipp boß r&s-b&s collective to the family! robin scholz already showed us his talent with the debut ep called -retrospective ep- on the rawax 10 inch series (10.5) also on rawax004ltd together with einzelkind as rhythm factory and last but not least with label boss robert drewek as rdrs on housewax (h1004). philip boß is the label owner of high rising -einfach hören- label which entered the record stores some weeks ago. patrick raddatz is one of the old school dj s from frankfurt. active since 2 decades known from the famous x-fade nights on radio x and of course of his -everglade reshape- on weave records which was 2005 a very big club hit all over the world. this new production is a fantastic demonstration of advanced space electro & ambient - worth to check!
detroit s one and only di jital, former part of the underground resistance band -the aquanauts- with his second release on rawax motor city edition. the final frontier of electro is a superb bluperint for music made in detroit!
motor city drum ensembles dj kicks mix is the latest installation into the outstanding discography of danilo plessow, and is not to be missed. the addition of a selection of mcde exclusive tracks, and the majority of tracks being rare pieces of music from danilos personal collection make this a mix of not only exceptional mixing capability.
the late, great j dilla is widely regarded as one of the greatest hiphop producers of all time. an innovator who pushed the genre in new sonic directions, the detroit native born james yancey crafted timeless soundscapes for the likes of slum village, busta rhymes, common, erykah badu, a tribe called quest, the roots, and many more. since his death in 2006, dilla’s mother maureen “ma dukes” yancey has worked tirelessly to further her son’s legacy, and her latest effort is the new posthumous album motor city. inspired by dilla’s beloved hometown, motor city is a collection of rare and unreleased jay dee instrumentals, hand-selected and sequenced by ma dukes. conceived as a “letter” to her son, motor city is packaged in a limited-edition mailing envelope, complete with a handwritten message from ma dukes to j dilla inside. include access to an exclusive mix of the album by dilla’s close friend j rocc, a world-renown dj and founder of the beat junkies.
the sound of detroit by one of its unsung heroes, amp fiddlers new album motor city booty coming straight off the d funk assembly line, a full on dance floor affair from motown to p-funk, techno and neo soul. this 12 track album produced by amp fiddler & yam who? includes the massive soul fly sounding like a mark ronson production had he been hanging out with george clinton s parlet followed by the bonafide p-funk anthem steppin both featuring the stunning vocals by the dames brown girls. amp fiddler is credited for taking both a young j dilla and also q-tip under his wing teaching them his akai mpc techniques, setting the path for some of hip hops finest recordings which have defined the shape of things to come. his musical collaborations & current duties include: moodymann s musical maestro, keyboard wizard for theo parrish s live band, a longstanding funkadelic member, co-writer for sly & robbie, prince, maxwell, jamiroquai & seal to name a few.
born marco sterk, he certainly doesnt come from a standard dj background. a former skate rat who grew up loving american post-hardcore and 90s hip-hop as much as early warp records, hes been affiliated over the years with amsterdam institutions such as rush hour, red light records (where you ll find him most weekdays!) and, of course, dekmantel itself. still, thers no question that hes always followed his own path, even during the years that playing his favorite records meant that he was occasionally clearing dancefloors
the sound of detroit by one of its unsung heroes, amp fiddlers new album motor city booty comes straight off the d funk assembly line, a full on dance floor affair from motown to p-funk, techno and neo soul. this 11 track album produced by yam who? & includes the massive soul fly sounding like a mark ronson production had he been hanging out with george clinton s parlet followed by the bonafide p-funk anthem steppin both featuring the stunning vocals by the dames brown girls. amp fiddler is credited for taking both a young j dilla and also q-tip under his wing teaching them akai mpc techniques, setting the path for some of hip hops finest recordings which have defined the shape of things to come. his musical collaborations include: moodymans musical maestro keyboard wizard for theo parrishs live band, a longstanding funkadelic member & co-writer for prince, maxwell, seal & jamiroquai to name a few. dj support: gilles peterson, tim sweeney (beats in space) rahaan, quentin harris, eli escobar, ashley beedle, moodymann
rawax proudly welcomes gigi galaxy aka gary martin to the family! we are more than happy that gary liked the idea to present his past treasures back on vinyl from the beginning. the first release on our -motor city edition- is the -lemuria ep- from 1994. originally it came out on gary s own legendary teknotika label - enjoy the trip to lemuria!
ltd 2016 repress !!
stuttgarts motor city drum ensemble (aka danillo plessow aka inverse cinematics),presents a superb ep of deep house taking its cues from berlin and detroit. 2008 was a great year for motor city drum ensemble releasing parts one and two of the highly acclaimed raw cuts series which featured heavily in many best of 2008 house music charts. he finished the year with an excellent resident advisor podcast and a set at the resident advisor christmas party. his ‘get slapped up’ release on compost black and ‘breath control’ release on his own four roses label have been in the boxes of taste maker djs and seen him become an in demand producer. danillo is also a part of the inverse cinematics production team who have released on pulver, fuid ounce showcasing his more jazzy, broken beat production style. this debut 2020 release features three superb tracks that take their inspiration from the likes of theo parrish and carl craig as well as the deep house sound of berlin, yet retain the signature mcde sound.
rawax motor city edition is the new series for music which is influneced by the sound of detroit and of course also for artsist from the city. orlando voorn aka the nighttripper released phuture in 1991. we are happy to present you on the first edition the remixes by kevin saunderson & robert hood!
new rawthenticity release featuring 3 tracks produced by miruga & fulbert at miruga s studio in suzaka, in the middle of nagano mountains, japan. deep & obscure as japan countryside can be... a side is a 15minute deep piece of music melting house, jazz & techno influences - homage to miruga s father who runs a small garage in the backyard of the family house. b1 is miruga s deepness at his best & b2 is some japanese sake inspired sample madness - tribute to a ghost that may or may not have been involved in the production on that special night of may 2015. limited 250 copies - vinyl only
limited 2015 repress !
motor city drum ensemble is the house/techno moniker of stuttgarts danilo plessow (inverse cinematics) who is also running the new four roses label. his deep and techy 3 track ep for composts black label reflects his love for the classic deep house/ detroit techno era
inklusive motor city drum ensemble remix! erste von zwei remix eps zum erfolgreichen zweiten darkstar album news from nowhere auf warp. darkstar remixen in eigenregie zwei albumtracks zur clubtauglichkeit und heuern für den dritten den angesagten produzenten motor city drum ensemble (aka danilo plessow) an.
new label from belgium with veteran dj trish who has a great reputation in her home country. first release on this new label drops a hot track that obviosuly is inspired by the sounds of the motorcity detroit. original version is a energetic building track with a great hookline and a staccato drive that stands out. the remixes by orlando voorn and klaina add some playfulness and changed the rhythmic structure. this first release comes in a small batch of 200 records stamped and hand written info text.
rodrigo is the latest member of the rationalism family. based on la rioja, argentina rodrigo works with an outstanding ammount of knowledge about electronic music and what makes it so special. motor city vision is an interpretation of detroit house at his core, coming from a character far awaytowards south. arol remix adds the flavour and energy to create a dancefloor based tune with this detroitesque feeling with current sounds. vocals, mental synthline creating wet housy nightclubbing feelings.
PLACEMENT REMIXES EP (LONE REMIX, MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE RMX)
12" Vinyl D14.05.12
hot on the heels of midlands placement ep, aus returns with a remix 12inch featuring lone & motor city drum ensemble. both producers deliver deep, melodic reinterpretations of the originals, with lone accentuating midlands signature sound (whilst flawlessly incorporating his own neon tinged atmospherics) and mcde dubbing out the original, pushing it into throbbing raw cuts territory. both producers are at the top of their game. lone is dominating 2012 with a residency at manchester hot-spot hoya:hoya, a full length dropping in may via r&s that will surely occupy the top of many year end lists, and remixes for radiohead, tensnake & underworld already under his belt. jazz enthusiast motor city drum ensembles sample-based raw cuts series made him a household name within the deep house scene and last years dj-kicks mix set him apart from the pack with its on point mixing and musical diversity. his notable november 2011 boiler room set is considered one of the finest, and is just another example of why mcde has been, and will remain to be, a musical force to be reckoned with. next up on aus will be an ep from bicep & friends with a remix from panoramabar resident steffi.
UPSIDE DOWN 2 (MANUEL TUR & DPLAY / MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE RMXS)
12" Vinyl D29.11.11
this is the second of two 12inchs accompanying the jazzanova remix compilation upside down. next to the motor city drum ensemble remix off the compilation it features two bonus tracks: the remix by manuel tur & dplay and a special dub edit of the mcde remix.
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.
further to motor city drum ensembles dj kicks compilation, his exclusive single l.o.v.e. has been reworked by the young detroit prodigy kyle hall, the painter and music creator wolfgang voigt and an excellent remix by smallpeople. kyle has been highly influenced and captivated by the underground deep house sound of detroit. inspired by artists such as theo parrish, mike huckaby, rick wade, 3 chairs, kdj and omar s, who believe their music has a certain feeling of the advant garde and liberation from the so-called rules people place upon dance music. kyle took that principle of their music and applied it to music that he was trying to create. wolfgang voigt is known for his numerous, nearly inexhaustible list of one-off projects and aliases. of these, his best known is arguably >gas< a project that saw the marriage of ambient music and 4/4 techno. his remix of motor citys l.o.v.e shows his minimalistic approach to music he has been famed for worldwide. smallpeople are julius steinhoff & just von ahlefeld aka dionne. smallpeople are focused on a wider range of music and can be diverse- between deep house, detroit techno and some chicago flavours but always within the balance of atmospheric warmth and club suitability bringing yet another perfect addition to this remix package. watch out for more big tunes from smallpeople in the near future
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 12 inches 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. der exclusive motor city drum ensemble track für dei dj kicks heisst >l.o.v.e.< für fans von caribou, fourtet, kyle hall, theo parrish...
caribous third 12 inch this year. both tracks are from his highly acclaimed album >swim<. this limited edition 12 inch contains one of the tracks of the festival season (sun) and an awesome remix by germanys boy wonder danilo plessow (aka motor city drum ensemble)
what a strident effort at night in cologne-hattan. chris baumanns profession is that of a sound-fiddling flame thrower. his tracks in this case as a limited, grey-marbled vinyl are pleasant deep house/house blueprints made for memorable late night club sessions with escapist floor excesses in the open rhythm scope of house, tech house and dub techno.