Dublin finds itself in the midst of something special, a burgeoning movement brought to you by music aficionados, promoters who have been growing, venues which have been developing, Dublin is very much the place to be. While property values skyrocket, the true value of this old city remains embedded in these very people, their creative spirit, seeking the genre of music which brings a joy that goes beyond mere monetary value. It is the music that you and I live for, each night, each weekend.
November 29th welcomed the arrival of Germanys Danilo Plessow aka Motor City Drum Ensemble to the revamped Twisted Pepper. A packed, all most over capacity, crowd was pleasantly treated to a wonderful assortment of tracks from MCDE, his eclectic taste whets the palette of even the most eccentric of music lovers, inextricably linking each beat expertly. His own Raw cuts were sporadically located between tracks of funk and soul, keeping the masses on their toes. MCDE really is that rare a talent, combining his excellent production with a finely honed mixing craft. While space was at a premium, no one had a care in the world, each lost in diverse melodies with only their own serotonin and positivity for company. An excellent night indeed…
Personal favourites included ‘ Send a prayer’, and ‘Raw cuts #5.
Words by Danny O