Friday, June 11, 2010

Move And Shake Your Body  

So I am in New York City for the week. Black Shag and I DJ'd in Montreal last weekend to a very enthusiastic crowd and our biggest observation about Canadians was their overall laid back attitudes and lack of pretension. In general American scenesters just seem to be a bit too jaded. That said, from what I am told New Yorkers are the most unpretentious, accepting group of people on the planet and I look forward to seeing them prove it. Tonite I DJ in Brooklyn for the east coast debut of SF's Donuts party and in honor of the occasion I am posting one of my deepest boogie cuts from Castro Valley, California, just south of Oakland.

Squirmin Herman put out two 12 inch singles on their own To The Top Productions label. I have them both but the second and more rare Move and Shake your Body is the superior release. Move and Shake is from 1988, a late period boogie number with some modern elements but I imagine it might have sounded a bit dated upon its release. Either way, its a heavy record. This is one of my secret weapons and I am sharing it with you because that's how we roll in a post modern un-jaded America.

Squirmin Herman - Move And Shake Your Body (Club Version)
Squirmin Herman - Move And Shake Your Body (Instrumental)

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8 comments: to “ Move And Shake Your Body

  • June 11, 2010 at 1:10 PM  

    Huge smokin' beat....THANKS.

  • June 12, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

    Good stuff last night! I've been reading/listening to this blog for a couple years, and it was real cool to get to see you spin. Come back soon!

  • June 14, 2010 at 9:49 PM  

    Thank you for sharing all these killer tunes.

  • June 16, 2010 at 12:35 PM  

    Oops looks like I caught this in my rss blog feed a little late in your visit. Glad you made it out here to NY. The Donuts party sounds like fun, but hope you were able to also check out the parties native to NY like Body & Soul, 718 Sessions, Libation, Coney Island Sandcastles, etc. Frank's Lounge in Brooklyn also throws a GREAT Saturday night party. I'm a Bay Area transplant to Brooklyn - nothing like the dance parties out here. And you're right - the NY parties that have been around for a long time lack the pretense of scenesters.

  • June 18, 2010 at 4:21 PM  

    Great show in Montreal, danced my face off! Thank you!

    -Faceless Funkster

  • June 27, 2010 at 5:14 PM  

    Wading through the scenesters can put a real drag on the SF party experience. Hard to believe anyone would bother pretending to be into this music. It's so unpretentious. There's nothing fashionable or self conscious about it, unlike the scads of imitators lurking on the chart fringes these days. So much fake attitude. What a waste of time. Drop it and join the party!

  • June 28, 2010 at 3:49 PM  

    The instrumental of this is made for the dancefloor - it just pounds away nicely.

    It can be hard to find though - at least in Australia. Thank God for eBay. :)

    Thanks for your posts.

  • July 12, 2010 at 7:58 PM  

    come play in Toronto! funn post