This week’s cover is technically more of a remix, but it was so artfully and respectfully handled, that I just has to post it.
Umami is comprised of German Duo of Sam and Robert who put together a cracking rework of Bobby Hebb’s beautful acoustic soul record ‘Sunny’ which ranks very highly on my list of all time feel-good pop songs.
Umami – Sunny
“Sunny” has been covered by everyone from Jamiroqui and Marvin Gaye to Frank Sinatra (even a surprisingly tender version by Leonard Nimoy aka Mr Spock), and I’ve posted some of my favourite versions down below the original.
It’s always great to hear a classic rework make its way to the dancefloor.
It’s Mr Sexual Healing’s birthday in April and to celebrate, DJ Spinna has released a mix of classic, rare and remixed Marvin Gaye tracks. The mix pulls in at just under 2 hours and the classic Marvin Gaye sound is complemented by DJ Spinna‘s craftsmanship.
This is one of those rare times where I get goosebumps on my arms and a shiver down my spine on the first spin of a track. It was the same feeling I got when I heard James Brown for the first time and the same tingle I got from Liberian Girl. This is a seriously soulful re-edit of one of my favourite Marvin Gaye joints (I’m a big Marvin Fan). I found this while digging around on SoundCloud and all I can say is hot damn David Panda!)
Have a listen for yourself to see what I’m on about. And I think it’s especially appropriate since today (April 2) Marvin would have turned 71 years young.