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 New York/Los Angeles, USA.
Anna Morgan is a producer, DJ, label head, and curator moving between NYC & LA. She is a connoisseur of globally minded low-end frequencies exploring the junction of urban and tribal. She is Co-founder of the NYC based Worst Behavior Recs Label/Promo company, as well as a curator/contributor to the Footwork Jungle Blog. As a DJ and producer she highlights urban diasporic stories while catering to dance enthusiasts, spanning a variety of genres.
Producer based in Los Angeles, USA.
CRAY, short for Cheney Ray, is not actually an abbreviation for “crazy.” However, the LA-based producer, DJ, artist, and gamer has been effortlessly styling Crocs and cultivating a fan base at a rate that could be defined as such, thanks to her sincere nature, genre-defiant bangers, humorous observations on life and relentless dedication to high-quality snackage since she entered the scene in 2015. After relocating from her hometown of Vancouver to Southern California to pursue warmer weather and a sociology degree at Chapman University, she decided to put her early love for electronic music to work, initially seeking to pursue a career in artist management. Not one to half-ass anything, she dedicated herself to learning to produce music firsthand, to fully understand what being a musician entails. It wasn’t long after she began creating her own sounds that she fell in love with making music, realized “damn…I’m pretty fucking good at this,” and started playing shows under her childhood nickname-turned-stage name, CRAY.
Producer based in Chicago, USA.
As a prominent figure in music, Dani Deahl has been at the forefront of artist discovery and meaningful industry change for over a decade. She currently is a DJ, producer, and public speaker. She also covers the intersection of music and technology for The Verge, helms YouTube series The Future of Music, and is a Governor for the Recording Academy. When performing, she blends trap and house to create bass-forward sets that are technically savvy and high energy.
Producer based in Denver, USA.
Vancouver-born and Colorado-based music producer, artist and DJ ill-esha has crafted a long-standing soundscape of bass music throughout her career, continuously evolving her musical stylings and bridging gaps between electronic, hip hop and soul. Recognized as an extremely rare and diverse artist in the EDM scene, ill-esha is constantly pushing the boundaries of live sets with everything from loop pedals to keytars. Constantly evolving her dynamic and versatile musical taste, she is a perfect example of electronic music’s transition towards live instrumentation and indie pop sensibility. Passionately committed to both teaching and learning, leading youth workshops and even administrating one of the largest Discord chat servers for EDM Production, ill-esha believes in paying it forward and building community through music. She has performed in more than 20 countries across the world at legendary events such as Boiler Room, Coachella and Lightning in a Bottle.
Producer based in Los Angeles, USA.
NINTH CHILD is the paradoxical production alias of Los Angeles based performing artist, Natalia Benson. Pulling from the etheric as well as her love of underground bass – NINTH CHILD is as much a visual project as it is a musical one making her self produced visual content and music videos a keystone of her self expression via NC.
Producer based in Canada.
Vancouver Island based, WHIPPED CREAM aka Caroline Cecil, has spent her life fully immersed in music. After several different pursuits, WHIPPED CREAM has found her niche, producing and playing hip hop influenced dark bass music. Her style transcends multiple genres and creates a feeling that can only be described as ‘limitless’.