This whole conversation right here is the exact reason why you would use such a 
name, that and the fact that it is catchy as hell.

From: David A. Powers []
Sent: Sunday, September 18, 2016 12:05 PM
To: Arturo Lopez <>; Eamonn Doyle <>
Cc: christiaan <>; Three-One-Three <>
Subject: Re: A&A: Jacktone Radio guest mix

So, if we follow this line of reasoning, then you also end up with thinking 
like this: "I can't think of any good reason for an American record label to 
name itself after an evil political alliance associated with world war and the 
Holocaust. Why? This is glorifying the Nazis and fascism, plain and simple." 
(Axis Records / Jeff Mills)

The idea that one's alias needs to have some kind of 1-to-1 connection is 
ANTITHETICAL to the whole premise of the kind of experimentation with identity 
that Detroit techno artists associated with the UR camp pioneered.
This argument brings to mind a certain difference in approach between Detroit 
techno, versus Chicago house. Many techno records have been released with the 
explicit purpose of hiding the creator's identity. Therefore, implicitly, 
techno implies that one should judge the record on its own basis, with no 
knowledge of who actually created it.

Thus, affirming identities is simply not a part of the techno aesthetic. If you 
want that, there's plenty of disco and house out there for you. But techno is 
about creating mythical and fantastic identities and exploring alternate 
realities, artificial worlds, cyborgs, outer space, inner space, 
utopian/dystopian technology, the way humans and machines interact, and 
impossible hybrids (and "Fatima Yamaha" sounds very much like a machine-human 

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 11:13 AM Arturo Lopez 
<<>> wrote:
An interesting topic.

I can't think of any good reason for a European male to otherise themselves and 
present as a minority woman.  Why? This is exoticizing the other, plain and 

There is already a dearth of actual women and minorities in the music game, the 
last thing we need is dudes pretending to be them.  I'm sure he's a super nice 
guy, but it's beside the point.

On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 12:06 PM, Eamonn Doyle <<>> 

> On 17 Sep 2016, at 16:55, Arturo Lopez 
> <<>> wrote:
> It's my understanding this is a Dutch male recording as a woman?, bringing in 
> orientalist nonsense and 'exotic' flavorings for no reason.

How do you know it was for no reason ?

He’s not a wanker actually.

FYI -  'What’s a girl to do' was originally released by us on D1 Recordings in 

Eamonn / D1

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