Can't Slow Down (Eddy's 80s Grooves Part 15)

Teenagers at Galveston Beach, Texas in the 1980s
These songs are mostly based in the tradition of disco, but house sounds are peeping around the corner now and then. From the mid-eighties house music started to push disco (boogie) away. Early house music was generally dance-based music characterized by repetitive 4/4 beats, rhythms mainly provided by drum machines, off-beat hi-hat cymbals, and synthesized basslines. While house displayed several characteristics similar to disco music, it was more electronic and minimalistic, and the repetitive rhythm of house was more important than the song itself.

This is what Pitchfork wrote about ‘DJ-Kicks’ by Dâm-Funk (‘Starlight’ by Index and Uncle Jamms Army's ‎'Dial-A-Freak' are two of the tracks):

Gladys Knight & The Pips
“Despite Dâm’s preference for playing tracks pretty much all the way through—which suggests an infectious, wide-eyed passion for the music that fits into his mind-control powers—the mix is properly appreciated as a whole. You can let it wash away whatever cares you have in warm, funky waves. There are a few songs that deserve to be listened to on their own, though, and one of the best comes from a collaboration between Dâm and fellow L.A. dreamchaser Nite Jewel. “Can U Read Me?” takes the peak-Janet weightless perfection of “All for You” and turns its touch even lighter, transforming it into something that captures the joy of seeing the sun rise in the corner of your eye and knowing the party isn’t even close to being over. Funk may not be easy, but with Dâm at the controls it can sure feel that way.”

Enjoy 'Can't Slow Down', a brand new part of Eddy's Eighties Grooves!


Ekkah X Dâm-Funk – What’s Up? (2016)
The Jones Girls – On Target (1983)
The Hudsons ‎– You Keep Me Up (1983)
Angela Bofill ‎– Can't Slow Down (1984)
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Love Overboard (1988)
Karyn White – The Way You Love Me (1988)
Index – Starlight (1981)
Cubie Burke – Down For Double [JM After-Session M&M Mix] (1982)
J.P. Rodgers Jr. – I Enjoy Your Love (1982)
Curtis Hairston – Chillin' Out (1986)
Beau Williams ‎– All Because Of You (1986)
Mac Band – Roses Are Red (1988)
Rockie Robbins – Goodbyes Don’t Last Forever (1985)
Katie Kissoon – You’re The One (You’re My Number One) [Wonkar HB Edit] (1983)
Uncle Jamms Army ‎– Dial-A-Freak (1983)


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