Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Throw Down And Then Some  

Alright first off, Carmen is Black Shag's baby. He brought her into this world, reared her proper and we love him for his efforts. Thank you Shag! That being said his beat to crap copy of the Throw Down 45 is even more jacked than my VG- piece of junk. It's been almost a year since he covered Carmen's first single Time To Move and I could not wait any longer to post this second release on Kevin McCord's Detroit indie label, Presents Records. Pictured above is the one sheet and press photo from the promo copy of Time To Move released in 1984. For more info on that cut, check Black Shag's original post here.

The now 14 year old's follow up single Throw Down was written and recorded by McCord. Although this track is a little more rare and sweated than Time To Move, I equally covet both of these songs. Throw Down is considered a Proto classic and although it was produced in the slightly advanced year of 1986, this track keeps it very real. Thanks to LeBaron I have included the 12" mix of Time To Move as well. Carmen went on to record a few more freestyle tracks in the late 80's and early 90's but none of the releases came close to the grandeur of her two Presents Records singles.

Carmen - Throw Down (7" Mix)

Carmen - Time To Move (12" Mix)
Carmen - Time To Move (7" Mix)


The SWEATER FUNK 1 Year Anniversary


San Francisco, do you know how good you truly have it here? For a solid year now these champs have been hauling their awesome soundsystem into the basement of the Li Po Lounge every Sunday evening just for you. There never is a cover charge and these guys throw down the best damn music this city has to offer. It's all for the love of boogie, 2 step and modern soul. Get off your asses and go to their one year anniversary party and boogie down in the basement! In the spirit of the event, I have included a track from Salsoul legends, Skyy. Thanks to Marky for this one.

Skyy - Let's Celebrate

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  • July 21, 2009 at 3:26 PM  

    Throw Down ends rather abruptly at 3:28. Should that be so or is the file broken?

    Anyways, thanks for all the tracks and mixes! Didn't know I enjoyed the disco boogie as much before I found your blog a few months ago! Love from Sweden.

  • July 21, 2009 at 3:29 PM  

    Hi, thanks the post.
    I wonder if you could post "catch your glow" by Cousin Ice,
    do you own it?
    Thanks a lot

  • July 21, 2009 at 3:49 PM  


    That is precisely how the track ends. Pretty smooth I know.


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  • July 21, 2009 at 9:22 PM  

    i have been looking for Throw Down for three years, since i found an old mixtape my friend back in detroit made me in 1986. not being a millionaire, i really couldn't get the 7" on ebay. i used to bump this in the '86 plymouth horizon's tape deck!

    if you were here i would make out with you right now.

    thank you!

  • July 21, 2009 at 10:30 PM  

    Is there any way we can rip that old mixtape? We will send it back.

  • July 22, 2009 at 4:51 AM  

    LeBarøn - here is the cover for the mixtape, i'll have to search around for it.


    i'd be happy to send it along if you're interested in the tracks on it. hit me at gforce [at] morebounce-oz.com.

  • July 22, 2009 at 2:59 PM  

    Email sent

  • July 25, 2009 at 2:00 PM  

    "Time to Move" is my jam! Thanks so much for posting it. I thought Carmen must have been young but I didn't know she was 12 when she cut that song. Wicked.

  • July 26, 2009 at 2:06 PM  

    This is impossibly good. Have mercy, I'm going to pass out

  • July 31, 2009 at 4:59 PM  

    that vin sol mix has been on repeat.... thanks for the mix!

  • August 25, 2009 at 7:09 PM  

    Just wanted to say that the Vin Sol mix is bananas! Good shit great mixing and track selection, I hope to hear more from Mr. Sol in the future.

    I really enjoyed the Carmen tracks posted as well.

    Beatelectric is the shit! Don't let anyone else tell you otherwise. :)

  • September 14, 2009 at 11:47 AM  

    amazing mixxx !!!