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Searching for biographical information on Fatima Yamaha leads to very little information. The artist’s barren Facebook “about” section comes up as practically the only source, and simply states “Fatima Yamaha, the girl between two worlds. Turkish mother and a Japanese father. Recording artist for Magnetron Music.” In truth, she is no such thing; she is a pseudonym of Dutch recording artist Bas Bron. Fatima has been releasing music for 15 years under a variety of aliases. The 2004 track “What’s a Girl To Do?” received acclaim from artists including Hud Mo and Jackmaster, and this year became a staple on the festival circuit due to a crafty reissue by Dekmantel. Fact Mag describes Fatima’s 2015 debut album Imaginary Lines as inhabiting the same world as “What’s a Girl to Do?.” “Every track smoulders rather than erupts, with Moog-y basslines and keys to die for.”