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I Got a Problem (I Wonder...) [feat. Mickey Shiloh] - The Versions

Review by Gary Hill

Doing a track by track review of this is challenging. This disc is made up of 12 different mixes of the same song. I really like the first version a lot. The vocals work extremely well, and for this kind of electronic based dance music, this is a strong cut. It has a great soulful element to it. Personally, I think that almost all the other versions are at least somewhat successful. There is one take that I find unlistenable because of the processing on the vocals. Beyond that, though, there is a lot of cool stuff here.

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Track by Track Review
I Got a Problem (I Wonder...) [feat. Mickey Shiloh]
Electronic sounds and soul music are merged with pop music on this energized number. It's catchy and a bit meaty. It's fun.
I Got a Problem (I Wonder...) [feat. Mickey Shiloh] [Ralphi Rosario Radio Edit]
This feels more like a dance music remix. It's fun, too. I think I like this one almost as much as the main version.
I Got a Problem (I Wonder...) [feat. Mickey Shiloh] [Dinaire+Bissen Radio Edit]
This feels a bit more artificial and processed. To me it doesn't work as well as the first two versions. Mind you, it's still reasonably effective.
I Got a Problem (I Wonder...) [feat. Mickey Shiloh] [Mr. Mig & Gino Caporale Radio Edit]
Much more of a dance mix, this is definitely not my favorite version. It's far too processed and artificial for my tastes.
I Got a Problem (I Wonder...) [feat. Mickey Shiloh] [Stan Medley Remix]
This starts with just piano and voice. That first part works well. Then some seriously processed vocals are added to the mix and the whole song just fails miserably from that point. This is an example of what's wrong with so much modern pop music. It's completely artificial and over-processed. The vocals on the original track are magic. Who would get the idea that it makes sense to mess them up? Skip this version at all costs.
I Got a Problem (I Wonder) [feat. Mickey Shiloh] [DJ cMellow Remix]
While the vocals get messed up pretty badly on this version, it's not nearly as bad as the previous one. This at least has some merits. Stick with the first two takes, but this one isn't one you have to skip. It is definitely very processed dance music, but it also manages to have some real magic and charm.
I Got a Problem (I Wonder...) [feat. Mickey Shiloh] [Chill as It Gets Version]
There is a great groove to this rendition. It's a dance take that's processed pretty heavily. It's so much fun that it doesn't matter. Besides, it's never really heavy handed.
I Got a problem (I wonder) [Instrumental Version]
While I really love the vocals on most of the better versions here, this instrumental take works really well, too. It has a bit of a vibe similar to some of Herbie Hancock's electronic period. I can make out some Kraftwerk type sounds, too. This is just fun.
I Got a Problem (I Wonder...) [feat. Mickey Shiloh] [Ralphi Rosario Club Mix]
I really like this dance version of the cut a lot, too.
I Got a Problem (I Wonder...) [feat. Mickey Shiloh] [Dinaire+Bissen Remix]
While this version isn't a huge change, it's strong.
I Got a Problem (I Wonder...) [feat. Mickey Shiloh] [Dinaire+Bissen Dub]
A bit of a dance club rework, this is kind of a middle of the road rendition.
I Got a Problem (I Wonder...) [feat. Mickey Shiloh] [Mr. Mig & Gino Caporale Remix]
Although there is a lot of artificial sound here, this one still manages to work pretty well. The energy and groove are solid.
 
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