This release is identified as a ‘4-4 bootleg’ version of Fatima Yamaha’s decade-old What’s A Girl To Do. Whether the word ‘bootleg’ signifies dodginess is anyone’s guess, but DJ Haus has certainly souped the record up with some peak-hour club drums. Transparant red vinyl 12”, limited to just one copy per customer.
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- What's A Girl To Do (DJ Haus 4-4 Edit) by Fatima Yamaha
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8/10 Andy Customer review, 11th September 2015
I have to say I was dubious approaching this, and the legit or not nature of the release raises questions. Anyway, the debate about bootlegs, re edits, unofficial remixes and their place in dance music has had countless blog and forum consideration. So, this release?
As I say, I wasn't sure how this would work, the original 'What's A Girl To Do' is a lovely track. It has been doing the business for a while, a dj tool to change the mood, drop the tempo, give the dancefloor a breather and more.
This version changes the dynamic. The melody and emotion is still there, but with added kick. Is it true to the spirit of the original? Not really. Will it upset purists? Probably. Does it work? Well, yes I think it does.
About half way in the track drops, the female vocal sample plays and the feel of the original is invoked. It drops back in and the the 4/4 beat kicks under the familiar refrain and well - you grin. Better dj's than me could play with both versions and do some damage on the right dancefloor with this.
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