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 1Price: £45.00
Frankie Knuckles – It’s A Cold WorldPrice: £30.00
Keynotes – Let’s Let’s Let’s DancePrice: £15.00
Juggy Murray Jones – Inside America (Disco) – Price: £5.00
Debbie Hayes & Universal Robot Band, The – Let’s Get This Thing TogetherPrice: £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.