Sunday, October 12, 2008

Time To Move  

I found all these old Chicago party flyers on Devastating Dennis's myspace page, I must have downloaded about twenty or so. They are reminiscent of that time around the mid or late eighties when I first started to notice aesthetic, or soak it in at least, and the DIY style of the time reminds me of the cheaper small skateboard company ad's I would cut out and collect. I couldn't afford imported new wavey skateboard gear, and I didn't go to late eighties house raves and the tune I'm posting isn't even from Chicago (I think it originates from Michigan) but the spirit is still the same, so with that fine segue...on to Carmen's Time To Move!

This is an all female production, with Daisy Earnest working the boards, and a classic boogie 45 with an almost freestyle quality to it. Carmen did go on to record another vocal for track named 'Throw Down' produced by Kevin McCord that became an underground proto house classic, but I didn't post it as my copy of that particular 45 is beat to hell and I feel Time To Move is the superior track of the two anyway. I played this in a basement in Chinatown recently at the surreal and highly recommended Sweater Funk party and a friendly out of town DJ who was visiting asked me to throw this one up on the site, I can only oblige:

Carmen - Time To Move

Posted by Black Shag | 12 comments

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12 comments: to “ Time To Move

  • October 13, 2008 at 7:07 PM  

    Oh man, this is my favorite jam ever. It is absolutely perfect. I am glad you didn't keep it a secret weapon.

  • October 13, 2008 at 8:32 PM  

    yeah dude, this track is pretty transcendent. Thanks for blowing my mind every time you spin this cut.

  • October 13, 2008 at 10:57 PM  

    this one's killing me

  • October 14, 2008 at 6:24 AM  

    you been putting up fire dude, thanks so much...

    btw i've linked you, thanks for the link on your side ...

  • November 9, 2008 at 5:21 AM  

    I just got hip to this song about a month ago. Great record. Peep the similarities between the bassline on Janet Jackson's "Rock With U" (not to mention Blue 6's "Tropicalia" remix)

  • November 27, 2008 at 12:04 PM  

    Believe it or not but this song is incredibly known in Lyon France.

    Even in the shop, they play this song.

    killer blog you have.

  • December 1, 2008 at 10:19 PM  

    Fuck it! I guess I am moving to France.

  • December 2, 2008 at 3:37 PM  

    donna mcghee should have told you...

    Really, it's crazy how an obscur jam from the Us could be the "hymn" of a city in France

    Anyway, if you want to pass by, here's my blog

    See you Soon, And keep un the good beat.

  • March 20, 2009 at 8:50 AM  

    Yeah, this song is great. Thanks.

    dj sunshine

  • December 27, 2009 at 3:24 PM  

    blows my mind over & over!

  • July 1, 2010 at 2:34 PM  

    I just discovered this on Chromeo's - DJ Kicks. Awesome jam! Thanks for the info.

  • July 1, 2010 at 10:38 PM  

    Most likely, they found it here too!