The Record Sweep: Watch Motor City Drum Ensemble try and spend £100 on vinyl in just 10 minutes

The Record Sweep: Watch Motor City Drum Ensemble try and spend £100 on vinyl in just 10 minutes

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£100 to spend. Ten minutes to spend it. One wall of vinyl to spend it on. This is the Record Sweep.

Our crate digging game-show gives contestants ten minutes to spend one hundred pounds at the monster record emporium Vinyl Pimp. Previous contestants include T.E.E.DLuke VibertJen LongAndrésGilles PetersonEats Everything and Fatima.

Our next contestant is Motor City Drum Ensemble, one of the most interesting voices to emerge in contemporary house in recent years. A series of killer singles between 2007 and 2009 – notably the ‘Raw Cuts’ series, released on his own MCDE imprint – quickly propelled Plessow into a fabled position in the house landscape. He shines equally as a selector and as we learnt in our super in-depth interview with the German: he’s a serious crate digger.

MCDE’s shopping basket

Various – Darker Than Blue Vol 1 Price: £45.00
Frankie Knuckles – It’s A Cold World Price: £30.00
Keynotes – Let’s Let’s Let’s Dance Price: £15.00
Juggy Murray Jones – Inside America (Disco) –  Price: £5.00
Debbie Hayes & Universal Robot Band, The – Let’s Get This Thing Together Price: £65.00

Total: £160
MCDE shelled out the extra 60 quid himself.


The Record Sweep was filmed at Vinyl Pimp, 14 Felstead St, London E9 5LT. Re-selling records for some of the biggest DJs and collectors around, you can find out more about Vinyl Pimp on their website.

Big thank you to Hon – Vinyl Pimp owner, challenge master and Record Sweep cashier supreme.