Butter Side Up

Coming up

Motor City Drum Ensemble (4 Hour Set)
  • Friday 10th October Wire, Leeds
  • Motor City Drum Ensemble (4 Hour Set)
  • MCDE Records

It’s that time again where another summer has been swept away from under our feet quicker than it first popped in to say hello. Fear not though, BSU have made contingency plans to bring a little ray of sunshine into your lives on a monthly basis with our forthcoming line-ups, especially with what we have in store for you to celebrate our ripe old age of 4! We remember dreaming about booking this particular artist when we started kicking off our wee parties and now it has become a reality it seems…so come and give a big warm welcome to Stuttgart’s finest export, Danilo Plesow AKA MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE!

MCDE really needs no introduction if you have any sort of grasp on quality electronic beats but we’ll give him one anyways because we can. Danilo encapsulates everything that we envisioned Butter Side Up to purvey; fusing jazz, soul, funk, hip hop and disco alongside analogue beats from the house and techno luminaries that Chicago and Detroit have so gracefully provided us over the last twenty or so years. From a ridiculously young age, 11 to be precise, Plessow has relentlessly crafted his own analogue sound to great effect after receiving praise from the likes of Gilles Peterson et al. Sticking with his roots, Danilo created the now critically acclaimed ‘Raw Cuts’ series under his MCDE moniker and label which has become one of the most recognized 12” series of our generation. Curating a compilation for K7’s DJ Kicks, reworking the likes of Jazzanova, Zero 7, THAT DJ Sprinkles remix, Caribou and a plethora of other high grade artists has skyrocketed Danilo’s reputation as one of the most sought after producers in the solar system.

Team this unique ability to craft such beautifully emotive, melancholy analogue sounds with a heightened passion for vinyl collecting and as a DJ, you can see why MCDE has all the perfect ingredients to bring the party. It is a true rarity to see this guy in recent times so we are as blown away as you lovely people will hopefully be that we have managed to track him down and get him to showcase his talents in such an intimate setting as our fair basement!

We just want to thank everyone for the support over the past 4 years, it has been quite a journey and we couldn’t have done it without you. Here’s to another 4 years!

£8 / £10 / £12 - SOLD OUT