- Feel like you haven't had enough Motor City Drum Ensemble in your life recently? Since his entry in the DJ-Kicks series in 2011, Danilo Plessow has kept a relatively low profile. And it's almost certainly lower than adherents to his dust-covered deep house would prefer. Luckily the Send a Prayer EP, MCDE's first original material since the DJ Kicks mix, finds Plessow picking up right where he left off. While not exactly groundbreaking for this guy, Send a Prayer sounds especially recharged.
"Send a Prayer Pt. 1" is almost bursting with thick bass swells, and its tart finger snaps sound like they could make the track pop at any moment. "Send a Prayer Pt. 2" is a touch more playful, trading in toasty deep house pads and a few critical sub-bass pulses. Recalling MCDE's peerless "Bassline Dub" of DJ Sprinkles' "Grand Central, Pt. I," "The Stranger" finds Plessow tickling your sweat glands with little more than a simple bassline and an insistent drum kit. And the breakneck "SP11" keeps things chugging straight through to the runout. Let's hope Plessow keeps up the pace.
A1 Send A Prayer Pt.1
A2 Send A Prayer Pt.2
B1 The Stranger