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The Sunday Hangover – Cole Medina – “What It Is Going On”

Hey, reader. You’re like me. We’re not that different. We’re both tooling around the internet today attempting to find something to entertain us until the terrible Sunday sun goes down and we can start thinking about the week to come rather than dancing lazily around in the general malaise that is the cruel purgatory of Sunday afternoon.

We’re probably also similar in both our curiosity and potential disdain for remixes of songs we hold sacred. Why would someone remix Michael Jackson’s “Thriller?” Why would someone remix Boney M’s “Gotta Go Home?” Why would someone remix The Bee Gee’s “You Should Be Dancing?” These are the same types of thoughts I was having when I saw a link for a remix of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On?”

Try as I might, I just couldn’t hate it. Cole Medina did this thing right. There is a definite respect present in this mid-tempo discotheque closer. Medina is a chef tweaking classic recipes in his pristine kitchen. He serves the same bowl of rice, only this time, the sauce is seasoned with more exotic spices and  served from a mirror ball.

The conga track and piano may very well have been sampled directly from Lite FM at 3am on a Sunday morning. The cheesiness / over clean production of the track perfectly compliments Gaye’s vocals, which are, from a content standpoint, rather cheesy themselves.

The song succeeds because Medina tastefully accents Gaye’s unparalleled vocal delivery. The instrumentation provides just enough context to let you know that this time, Gaye is singing his lovers laments from the booth of some dark, carpeted cocktail lounge.


Free Download: Cole Medina – What it is Going On?

Check out other Sunday Hangover approved tracks over here on Cole Medina’s Soundcloud page.

Posted by: Jamie

Category: Music

20 Feb, 2011

Category: Music

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  2. Evette Karkut says:

    ackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became the dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” and “Thriller,” were credited with breaking down racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. .,,*

    Au revoir

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