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    Prince Quick Mix - You Are Sleeping album cover

    PQM*You Are Sleeping

    Label:Yoshitoshi Recordings – YR071
    Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
    Style:Progressive House, Tribal House


    A1You Are Sleeping (PQM's Thumpin Instrumental)
    A2You Are Sleeping (PQM's Bonus Beats)
    B1You Are Sleeping (PQM's Deephead Pass)
    B2You Are Sleeping (PQM's DJ Tools)

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    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 The Smiths.

    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 12)View All

    Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
    You Are Sleeping (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Stickered)Yoshitoshi RecordingsYR071US2002
    You Are Sleeping (4×File, WAV, Single)Yoshitoshi RecordingsYR 071US2002
    You Are Sleeping (Remixes) (2×12", Red Sleeve)Yoshitoshi RecordingsYR104US2003
    You Are Sleeping (Remixes) (4×File, MP3, 320 kbps)Yoshitoshi RecordingsYR104US2003
    You Are Sleeping (Remixes) (2×12", Purple Sleeve)Yoshitoshi RecordingsYR104US2003


    easy_rider_80's avatar
    Even 17 years later the Luke Chable's Vocal Pass version makes me goosebumps... A timeless classic!
    tboy007's avatar
    Best motif ever made. Happy user of vinyl since today :)
    petersz_a's avatar
    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.
    darren.abramson's avatar
    The lyrics are from a poet named John Harris. For a complete story of where they're from, please see
    mrDominic's avatar
    Edited 16 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".

    PiNk606's avatar
    Edited 16 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.