Compiled by In the Key, this directory is designed to help you discover new music from female, trans and non-binary electronic music producers. Organised alphabetically and by genre, the details provided are taken from the artists’ public profiles – ItK is impartial and is not endorsing, or affiliated with anyone listed here. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please feel free to suggest producers we may have missed, and please help us keep the Directory current by letting us know of any broken links, or incorrect information.
Producer based in the USA.
Baby Weight, aka Cara Eser, is a DJ, producer, and label boss from Washington, D.C. who has gained notoriety for her “chunky” style of dance music. Her “heart on your sleeve” mentality, genre bending sound, and advocacy for more inclusivity within dance music has earned her the respect of peers like Kevin Knapp, Walker & Royce, Shiba San, Steve Darko, Sacha Robotti, Treasure Fingers, Justin Martin, and LP Giobbi among others. In 2017, Eser founded the label Chub Rub which they use to showcase emerging sounds from under the radar artists across the house music spectrum. Under her direction, Chub Rub has amassed a cult following curated around quirkiness, community, and diversity. In 2019, her debut album ‘Phases’ peaked in multiple Top 10 charts on Beatport and spawned an equally as popular remix album in 2020. In 2020, she publicly came out as transgender citing a need to address her transition as an artist as well as in her personal life. Later that year, their track “Rave Police” reached #1 paving the way to a wider audience. In 2021, Baby Weight was featured in Mixmag as part of their ongoing ‘Impact’ series along with a critically well received guest mix. With a dynamic energy and the future in her sights, Baby Weight is a tech house powerhouse to keep your eye on.
Producer based in London, UK.
London based Kiwi has created a sound all of his own over the past 4 years Receiving support from DJ Harvey, DJ Tennis, Optimo, Andrew Weatherall, Daniel Avery, and Erol Alkan to name a few.
Producer based in Manchester, UK.
Emma Clair has built her name on one major underpinning belief – “music should be fun”. In a world where dance music is filled with moody shots of DJs dressed in black, Emma is the total antithesis to this and isn’t this what we need more than ever!? Emma has released on some of the most reputable dance music labels across multiple genres including Dirty Volt Music, Electro Swing Thing, Freshly Squeezed Music, Prohibition and most recently Trax Records which saw her debut House release land inside the Beatport Top 30. This was the perfect way to mark the beginning of a new era for Emma Clair, delivering a concoction of feel good sounds fused with classic vocal cuts and an old skool edge. Emma’s combination of natural musicality, raw passion and experience has led to her being requested to play far and wide across the globe for some of the world’s most renowned brands and venues: Antwerp Mansion, Beatherder Festival, Beaverworks, Boomtown Festival, Eiger Studios, Frnaz Club (Berlin), Gatecrasher, Invisible Wind Factory, Joshua Brooks, L’usine (Geneva, Switzerland), Ministry of Sound, Operaen (Copenhagen, Denmark), Rough Trade, Sankeys, Soho (Ibiza, Spain) South, Stage & Radio, The Roxy (Prague, Czech Rep), Victoria Warehouse, VIVA (Ibiza, Spain) and West Indian Centre. A truly exciting new chapter in the Emma Clair story awaits..
Producer based in Los Angeles, USA.
From a basketball player, turned U.S Navy sailor, turned DJ/Producer, Honey Luv is a force to be reckoned with. Hailing from a city filled with house culture, Cleveland’s own Honey Luv is currently taking the dance music scene by storm. She made her first debut with spinning Hip Hop and R&B music on Dash Radio as a Guest DJ for celebrity trainer Corey Calliet’s “Issa Lifestyle” radio show and playing for all the hottest urban parties in Los Angeles. She then later on switched over to dance music, her first love. With only two years of DJing under her belt Honey Luv has started to establish herself in the dance music world by playing online for notable festivals such as Desert Hearts and House Nation Music. She has played all over the USA, whether it’s in nightclubs, hotels, or private events; it’s always an experience when Honey Luv is on the decks. She even started her own radio show powered by ill Donuts Radio called, “House of Honey.” She created this show to showcase the underground dance music culture and to shed light on the culture of where House music generated. For HoneyLuv, it’s all about creating a groovy vibe, and an unforgettable experience. She loves to play those tracks that gets you to move every part of your body without you realizing it, regardless of any genre. Don’t be surprised when you see Honey Luv on the big stages these coming years.
Producer based in London, UK.
Canadian by birth and now London-based, GRAMMY Nominated producer Jayda G has risen steadily and stealthily through the dance music underground with her infectious energy, vitality and boundless enthusiasm.