PQM* ‎– You Are Sleeping

Yoshitoshi Recordings ‎– YR071
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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  • Acoustic GuitarPQM*
  • Executive Producer – Dubfire & Sharam
  • Mastered ByMandy*
  • Producer, Mixed By, Arranged ByPrince Quick Mix
  • Written-ByM. Napuri*


Produced, mixed and arranged for Abducted Recordings & Nubian Cracker Productions.
Recorded at Nubian Cracker Sound Lab, NYC.
Contains a sample from "Hoes Gotta Eat Too" by DJ Xenamorph by courtesy of Abducted Recordings NYC/all rights reserved
Manufactured and distributed by Deep Dish Records
Mastered @ The Exchange
℗&© 2002 Yoshitoshi Recordings
Published by Crunchy Iguana Music (BMI), Dish Deep Music (ASCAP)

A-side = info side
B-side = logo side

Contains the sample "You Are Sleeping" taken from "Rubber Ring" by [Invalid Artist].

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 04865 00719 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 704865007197
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etched, Side A): YR-071-A MANDY THE EXCHANGE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etched, Side B): YR-071-B
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
YR071 PQM* You Are Sleeping(12", Sti) Yoshitoshi Recordings YR071 US 2002 Sell This Version
YR104 PQM* You Are Sleeping (Remixes)(4xFile, MP3, 320) Yoshitoshi Recordings YR104 US 2003
YR104 PQM* You Are Sleeping (Remixes)(2x12", Red) Yoshitoshi Recordings YR104 US 2003 Sell This Version
YR 071 Prince Quick Mix You Are Sleeping(4xFile, WAV, Single) Yoshitoshi Recordings YR 071 US 2002
YOSHICLASSIC5 PQM* You Are Sleeping Remixes(12", RE, RM) Yoshitoshi Recordings YOSHICLASSIC5 US 2015 Sell This Version


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February 11, 2016
Best motif ever made. Happy user of vinyl since today :)


March 21, 2014

You pick up this working girl,
who's hooked on smack,
who hustles and scores.
"That's all I do," she says.

She says, "ten bucks for head, fifteen for half and half."
She says, "three hits a day at thirty-five per."
You say, "that's seven tricks a day at least."
"But," she says, "sometimes I get lucky."
"Once this guy gives me a bill and a half just to eat me.
Only time I ever came."

You figure you can save her.

You sell your color TV.
That keeps her off the streets a whole day.
You hock your typewriter for one jolt.
Then your shotgun, your watch.

A week later, you say, "listen, I'm a little short."
But she says, "no scratch, no snatch."
You say, "look, it is better to give."
"But," she says, "beat off, creep."

One night they spot you on the street in your skivvies,
trying to sell your shoes.
You tell them who you are,
but they nail you.

Then she happens by,
and she says, "Christ, you look fucked."
She says, "hang tough."

But you don't say anything.
You just think, what a bum rap for a nice, sensitive guy like me.


August 20, 2013
The lyrics are from a poet named John Harris. For a complete story of where they're from, please see http://www.darrenabramson.com/?p=6


November 10, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
A superb piece of music. I have heard it on several mix albums and also played at several club nights and I never tire of hearing it. The monologue flows perfectly in time with the underlying rhythm, and is more than just the bunch of random samples that is so often used in dance music. The story the dude tells is ultra-seedy, but at the same time also has very humane elements to it.

"No Scratch, No Snatch".



September 22, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
This is an excellent house record. The entire production is tight, clean and grooves from start to finish. The actual vocal samples are what makes this record a must have. That repeated "You Are Sleeping" sample has an acapella which is a good DJ tool and as most PQM productions go, they have nice breakdowns and builds. One of the finest Yoshitoshi records ever made.