It kicks in at 3:30.
The story of Fatima Yamaha ‘What’s A Girl To Do’s remarkable rise from a small Dublin label release on D1 recordings to 11 years later, topping the Resident Advisor poll for 2015 is a fascinating one of slow-building adoption and long-building patronage.
It also arrived at the right time for the Dutch producer who was releasing an excellent full-length Fatima Yamaha album in November – Imaginary Lines.
Not only was Bron’s set full of killer tunes from that album – ‘Sooty Shearwater, King of Migration’, ‘Love Invaders’ and ‘Borderless II’ immediately spring to mind, and not only did he follow a set from D1’s Eamonn Doyle in a nod to the Fatima Yamaha’s connection with Dublin, there was this.
That dancefloor was absolutely stuffed and the place erupted for ‘What’s A Girl To Do’, with an entire room of people singing along to the synth-line of the track.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.