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 Naples, Italy.
Young, talented, charming and charismatic, Anfisa Letyago is rapidly becoming one of the breakout stars of tomorrow. Her musical journey began almost 10 years ago in her home town of Naples where she first began to experiment with Djing and productions, driven by pure passion. Fast forward to 2016 where she dropped her first release on the iconic dutch label Spinnin’ Records alongside Leroy Styles. ‘Stop Talking’ would eventually pave the way for her introduction into the world of electronic music, demonstrating her versatility as an artist and ability to stand out. Proving her prowess behind the decks from the get go, Anfisa has performed around the world alongside some of the biggest names in the game, such as Radio Slave, Pan-Pot, DJ Pierre to name a few. She’s commanded the stage at some of the biggest festivals in the world, as well as holding her own in more intimate settings, each time bringing her signature effervescent technique. Her touring schedule is varied, playing in venues such as Crobar in Argentina, Club Room in Chile, Pacha Munich, Watergate Berlin, De Marktantine Amsterdam, Barraca Valencia, Galerie Kurzweil Darmstadt, Thuishaven, Hyte Berlin and many others. Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2019: “Anfisa Letyago. I’m gonna put her on at Ultra next year, she’s a really talented live performer” – Carl Cox, DJ Mag, powered by Beatport. The past couple of years have seen Anfisa hone her talents and perfect her craft by pushing boundaries, experimenting and constantly evolving. Her current style moves between that of hard hitting techno, groovy deep house and the other realms of underground music. Taking everything she has learned throughout her years both on the road and in the studio, she combines these influences to form her polished signature sound. The result has seen her productions start to gain momentum on the scene, with the Tech House heavy ‘I Feel’ EP on Natura Viva in 2017 garnering huge attention and her ‘Bright Lights’ EP on Nervous records making a splash early this year. 2020 is set to be another big year for Anfisa, she has an upcoming EP slated for release on the infamous Rekids (with remixes from Mark Broom and Marco Faraone) as well as a remix for Berlin powerhouse Pan-Pot’s ‘Confronted’ on Second State and a remix for Tube & Berger in the works on their label Kitball. Her productions have won the support of many prolific fellow DJ’s such as Adam Beyer, Charlotte De Witte and the aforementioned Carl Cox who has gone on to be an ardent backer of her music by signing her 2 EP’s, ‘So Good’ and ‘Catch the Spirit’ to his higher regarded Intec label. Not one to conform to one genre, Anfisa has proven herself to be adaptable, most recently going back to back with DJ Pierre at ADE with a legendary acid house set. This subsequently led to her remixing the notorious ‘Phuture – Acid Trax’ as part of DJ Pierre’s 35th anniversary compilation release, alongside Carl Cox and Luciano, (available now on both vinyl and digital). It’s clear that her recognition amongst some of the biggest players in the industry, combined with her relentless touring calendar and jam packed release schedule, Anfisa is on her way to becoming one of the most in-demand DJ’s of the next generation of electronic music.
Producer based in Germany.
Anja Schneider is a DJ, producer, radio broadcaster, label boss, tireless creative force and mentor. Currently, two years into her Sous Music project, Anja continues to operate as one of electronic music’s most vital artists.
Producer based in Los Angeles, USA.
Hailing from Sydney, Anna Lunoe continuously breaks boundaries as a DJ, radio host, producer, vocalist, and curator in the dance scene. Starting as a radio host on Australia’s FBi community radio, Anna quickly rose to prominence on the airwaves with her track selections and charismatic presence. She soon emerged as one of the best DJ’s amidst Australia’s bourgeoning dance scene. After dominating the festivals, airwaves, and clubs of Australia, in 2012 Anna made the move to Los Angeles to continue to build her career. She released her debut Anna Lunoe & Friends EP, establishing herself as not only an exceptional DJ, but producer as well. The A side track “Real Talk” maintained a No. 1 spot on Beatport’s Indie Dance chart for four months straight and the B Side “I Met You”, a collaboration with a then relatively unknown Flume, amassed millions of streams. From there she bounced from one forward thinking club banger to the next releasing on Fools Gold, Mad Decent, OWSLA, Ultra, and Spinnin’ while simultaneously becoming a crowd favorite in the USA live circuit, appearing at festivals throughout the US including Coachella, Lollapalooza, Electric Forest, and EDC Las Vegas, where she was the first solo female act to play the main stage.
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 Hungary and Germany.
Beki M is based in Budapest, Hungary. Music has always played a great deal in her life, so in 2017 makes the decision to become a DJ. Not much time after audiences in Slovakia and Transylvania (Romania), and at most clubs in Hungary are widely proving, that Beki has made the perfect choice.
Based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
BLACK GIRL / WHITE GIRL are a force of nature squared, combining their taste for raw and rousing music in the styles of acid, techno, house, electro, and more. they channel this, as well as influences from their respective curacaoan and israeli heritage, to create tracks and sets that are full of potent sounds and capable of keeping dancefloors mesmerized while veering in unexpected directions. together, they are a couple living in amsterdam who have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with. their ability to create jagged acid and jackin’ techno is only rivaled by the tangible collaborative spirit conveyed through their dj sets.
Producer based in Spain.
Claudia Tejeda is a Dj and Producer from Malaga with Latin roots, vocation and dedication that complement her high level of professionalism in each of her elaborated sessions. She has performed in some of the most important venues and events nationally and internationally such as, Industrial Copera (Granada, Spain), Florida 135 (Huesca, Spain), Den Stora Förfesten (Stockholm), ElRow Tenerife or Ykon Club (Tenerife , Spain). She is also the owner of Clover Records, where many well respected artists have released their tracks. Throughout her career, Claudia has received support from great artists in the scene such as Stefano Noferini, Umek, Luciano, Marco Carola and many other heavyweights.She is also the owner of Clover Records, where many well respected artists have released their tracks. Throughout her career, Claudia has received support from great artists in the scene such as Stefano Noferini, Umek, Luciano, Marco Carola and many other heavyweights.
Producer based in Detroit, USA.
DJ Holographic’s mission is to serve up a mix of musical cuisine that combines House, passionate R&B, Hip Hop, unreserved Disco, true Detroit Techno, and Motown. Join her as she concocts her next rhythmic dish. Having spent these past few years traveling the world and playing for crowds in Berlin, London, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, she has thrilled crowds on hallowed dance floors at Smart Bar, Panorama Bar, Output, and beyond. Featured in print by Mixmag, DJ Mag, and more, top tier DJ’s such as The Blessed Madonna and Carl Craig sing her praises regularly. 2020 saw the release of Holographic’s debut EP “Parallel Shifting” on her own label Hitchhiker, with more releases to follow. On April 16th Planet-E’s Detroit Love Vol. 5 hits shelves which Holographic compiled and mixed full of unreleased exclusives from some of her favorite producers across the globe.
Producer based in Portsmouth, UK.
Dovetail blends tough but soaring tech-house, techno and broken beats with infectious energy. In 2020 she hit No.1 in Beatport’s Breaks Releases chart and she’s a champion of small labels and self-producers, especially women. Off the decks she runs ‘In the Key of She’, a research project and platform investigating how female producers are carving spaces for themselves in male dominated electronic music scenes.
Producer based in Milan, Italy.
Record collector, producer, but first and foremost a DJ, in the last 13 years Elisa Bee lived and breathed music. Having already spun, amongst others, at venues such as Air in Tokyo, Onzieme in Osaka, Tresor, about:blank and Wilde Renate in Berlin, Tenax in Florence, Magazzini Generali in Milan, Nouveau Casino in Paris, Black Market in Manila and performed for brands such as Nike, Adidas, Diesel, Reebok, Huawei, Sony, Antonio Marras, Dazed & Confused to name a few, Elisa’s name has quickly become to be reckoned and demanded also from record labels. It’s in 2017 that Elisa’s profile grabbed the attention of UK artist DJ Haus, who signed her “Mind Game” mini LP for his own imprint “Unknown To The Unknown”. The EP got widely welcomed by the international press and artists scene, with Dixon, Len Faki, Benji B and Roman Flugel showing their love for “Mind Game”, “Pulsar” and “Awaken” more than once in their sets. Lots of tracks and remixes came out in 2018 and 2019, when Elisa landed on Kneaded Pains (Dense & Pika’s label) with her “See You There” four tracks EP. 2020 is the year of Elisa’s debut on Posthuman’s label Balkan Vinyl (UK): with “Orbit” EP she reveals once again her multi-genre attitude, exploring Techno, Acid and 90’s UK Rave sounds. Aside from her studio and gigs duties, Elisa is now hosting a monthly residency on the independent web radio Radio Raheem in Milan. What to expect from Elisa’s future? For sure she’ll keep on collecting records ranging from almost every genre, be it house, techno or hip hop, reggae or jazz, likewise she’ll keep on rocking dance floors around the world, releasing new records and generally spreading good vibes wherever she is.
Producer based in Berlin, Germany.
As one of the most iconic artists of her generation in electronic music to date, Ellen Allien embodies the core ethos of techno: a visionary who looks to the future for inspiration, carving out her own niche and presiding over an empire that has imbued the world of techno and dance music with her unique DNA. A dynamic selector who prides herself on her extensive knowledge of music and dance floors worldwide, she has travelled the globe as a DJ playing at every major club on the circuit and commanding the big stage at festivals from Europe to South America. Ellen’s eternally creative mind has led to the production of nine solo albums and an extensive back catalogue of singles, EPs and remix work.
Producer based in London, UK.
Francesca Lombardo has cultivated a sound of her own via an emotional narrative of dreamy soundscapes, stirring melodies and hypnotic rhythms. Criss-crossing the globe as a DJ and live performer, she’s played monumental shows including IMS Dalt Villa, Burning Man, Tomorrowland, Get Lost, Resistance, Circoloco as well as The Royal Albert Hall. In tandem Francesca has built up a formidable back-catalogue of music on esteemed labels: Crosstown Rebels, Mobilee, Leftroom, Poker Flat, Bedrock, and her own Echoe and Echolette imprints amongst others. Entering a new phase of her career, Francesca unveiled her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Life Of Leaf’ in 2019, a collection of forward-thinking, powerful songs and made from the heart. Francesca recently launched her ‘Life of Releaf’ campaign which seeks to motivate the music industry into supporting global reforestation. Francesca Lombardo’s work isn’t just art alone, but a powerful statement to the world.
Producer based in Vienna, Austria/Lagos, Nigeria.
Active since 2003, from NYC to Vienna and now Nigeria, G.rizo keeps her funk evolving as a singer, DJ and producer, making and playing disco, electro and techno strains of dance music. G.rizo (nee Ihu Anyanwu, born in 1973) is a singer, producer, DJ and performer based in Vienna and Lagos. Specializing in pop and funk-based dance music, G.rizo has a versatile range with over a decade of musical excursions in electro, dub, hip-hop, disco, techno and house. With an eclectic palate, and an asymmetric interpretation of dance music, G.rizo, as put by Negative.ch, “provides dance music for sophisticated minds.” Haven released singles for a decade as a singer, on labels such as Codek Records, Gigolo Records, Citinite, and featured on releases by In Flagranti, Patrick Pulsinger, Alexander Robotik, Donovans, Maximilian Skiba, Dubblestandart, Disco Doubles, Gerhard Potuznik, and I-Wolf, the release of “Active Methods EP” in 2014, with its single “Its Happening” (which Spex Magazine described as “80’s mythical futurism”), gave a hint at G.rizo’s potential as a producer and song writer. Since then she has been exploring and experimenting with new equipment, recording with other musicians and performing live, in preparation for a long-awaited full-length album, to be released in 2018. Aside from making music, G.rizo also runs her own record label, Hezekina Pollutina. In addition, she has facilitated singing and music production workshops (Electro Hammam) in Vienna and Munich.
Producer based in London, UK.
Hannah Holland has played a pivotal role in London’s alternative and queer London club scene since the mid-noughties, arriving on dancefloors sharing electro tinged techno but equally inspired by the influential sounds of DnB and jungle heard at legendary parties such as Metalheadz, which she had frequented in her early teens. The cultural melting pot of London, community, musical exploration and the transcendent potential of dancefloor have always been her biggest inspiration. Having already been “borrowing” (and perhaps never since returning) Kraftwerk, Grace Jones and Talking Heads records from her parents, the influence of this metropolitan musical soup ensured that Holland emerged on the decks with a unique musical character and diverse taste, hallmarks of her sound that she has not lost since, whether undertaking residencies at iconic parties such as Trailer Trash, rocking Glastonbury’s hedonistic and spectacular NYC Downlow, or undertaking far-reaching marathon sets at Berlin’s Panorama Bar. Founded in 2009 as both a record label and party, Batty Bass began Holland’s outlet to explore the disparate strains of electro, acid, techno and house that drive her charismatic DJ sets forward, delivering party-friendly wax cuts from like-minded producers such as Josh Caffe, The Carry Nation, Mama, Lauren Flax and Justin Robertson’s Deadstock 33s. The imprint also provided Holland with a self-determined platform for her own music, memorably including ‘Paris’ Acid Ball’, an acid-tinged anthem that continues to summon voguing sweat in queer spaces worldwide. Holland scored another anthemic moment in 2017, in collaboration with longtime friend and creative partner Josh Caffe on ‘Fade To Me’, released on Crosstown Rebels, following the ‘Lush EP’ ft. IMMA/MESS, via seminal UK house imprint, Classic Music. Meanwhile, her powerful remixes of DJ Hell, Goldfrapp, The Knife, Planningtorock remain as forward-thinking and exciting as the acts themselves. In 2019, Batty Bass will release a wealth of new material from Holland herself, developed alongside her role writing, producing and playing with the dark-pop band, Black Gold Buffalo, who released their self-titled, long-awaited debut album in 2018. Capturing much of the same rave euphoria and timeless sound in her early work, Holland’s upcoming releases reflect the changes in the landscape of UK dance. Recent appearances have included Fabric for the extravagant Lovechild/Vogue Ball, alongside the notorious London underground parties Savage, Chapter 10 and Adonis. On the fringes of the capital, Holland is a regular at the annual Field Manuevers boutique festival, and across the Atlantic, has guested at the infamous US rave The Carry Nation, alongside her recurring appointments at Panorama Bar in Berlin.