Sleep All Day's second release, DJ Haus's 4/4 edit of Fatima Yamaha's 'What's A Girl To Do,' was eagerly anticipated by me. In fact, the postman got a bit of a fright when I opened the door before he'd even knocked on it and snatched it out of his hand before scuttling upstairs to give it its debut spin.
Before i get on to DJ Haus's bootleg, let's talk about the original for a bit. Bas Brons, A.K.A Fatima Yamaha, is a Dutch producer who released 'What's A Girl To Do' back in 2004 on his EP on D1 Recordings along with a few other tracks. The track made waves particularly in Glasgow, where a series of troubles hit the Scottish city and the sample in the middle of the track from Lost in Translation seems to pay homage to that. Local artists, Hudson Mohawke and Jackmaster have kept the track in rotation, the former retitling the track to 'Resistance' for his 'Lantern' LP.
All DJ Haus has really done with this track is put, as the title might suggest, a 4/4 underneath the original. The original makes too many waves for DJ Haus to do too much in terms of editing, yet the original needed that beat underneath it and he's provided just that.