Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On Medley

When Marvin Gaye recorded his groundbreaking album What’s Going On he experimented with different recording techniques. His favoured version had the rhythm section playing in front, resulting in the predominant bongos you can hear below. It was Motown boss Berry Gordy who decided to release a more conventionally recorded version instead, but the “original” version eventually got released 30 years later.

At least that’s how the story goes according to Jay Negron, who put together this medley and put it on SoundCloud. You can download it from the Monotape website, where I first discovered this.

Weekly Bits 26/2009

Zero” is offering a free mixtape for you to download, coming from Berlin beatmaker Robot Koch. All you need is an account on the website and that code from the wristband you received at the release party.

Another mixtape is taken from the XLR8R Podcast, who present a set full of electro-funk put together my Berlin’s DJ T.

With one of the most exciting editions of the Sónar festival being over, Radio 1 host Mary Anne Hobbs has filled her YouTube page with lots of new videos. Apart from an overall impression, there are features of Martyn, Joker and The Gaslamp Killer.

Germany’s Sonar Kollektiv made a dream come true. For every vinyl purchased on the webshop, you will get the MP3s for free. That’s the way to go!

If all goes well, the new Beyondjazz website will be online later today. I’ve seen a preview and I can tell you it’s a sleek design.

At last, have you seen this Marvin Gaye inspired poster-design yet?