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 Berlin, Germany.
Spanish-born, Berlin-based Alienata is a self-described sound obsessive whose sets span obscure Electro, ACID, dub, IDM, dark disco, jakbeat, hypnotic techno, industrial atmospheres, breakbeat, cosmic jazz , UK, Detroit, Chicago influences and crazy sounds in general.
Producer based in Berlin, Germany.
Berlin based DJ and producer, Label owner of 803 Crystal Grooves, Beste Modus, Unison Wax, Beste Freunde and we_r house, Fritz Radio Host, Elevate record store owner and proud parent.
Producer based in Vienna, Austria.
Electric Indigo, DJ, composer, musician, has performed in 45 countries across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. She represents an intelligent and distinguished interpretation of techno and electronic music. Her DJ-sets are characterized by a wide variety with a clarity of vision and a depth that comes from a deep understanding of the music and the art of DJing. As a composer and musician, she creates music for concert spaces and clubs, and occasionally for stage plays and short films. In her compositions and live performances, she emphasizes the spatial placement and precise structures of subtly elaborated sounds, often generated with granular synthesis. Her new album “Ferrum” was released on Editions Mego in March 2020. The Republic of Austria awarded Electric Indigo the Kunstpreis Musik 2020.
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 Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Lauren Flax has been a lifelong musician, starting to play the drums at 8 years old before continuing on to guitar and bass in high school. She began her DJ career in the underground dance and rave scenes of Detroit as a resident at the Motor Lounge, playing every Tuesday night along with resident DJs Mike Servito, DJ Dilemma, Jason Kendig, and Derek Plaslaiko. Flax played the very first Detroit Electronic Music Festival in 2000 on the Motor stage. While originally starting off as a jungle DJ, Flax evolved her style into a variety techno, house, and electro music. Flax moved to Chicago in 1999, where she honed in on music production while continuing to DJ. By 2002, she relocated again to Manhattan, which shortly followed the release of her first remix, “Much Finer” for Le Tigre. In 2018, Flax was introduced to DJ Haus by fellow Detroit musician and friend Jimmy Edgar, to which he quickly signed a record, resulting in “Dance Trax Vol. 16” (2018).
Producer based in Liverpool, UK.
Liverpool based DJ and Producer Lauren Lo Sung is revered for her groove-laden sound. A fusion of warm textures and stripped-back percussions, flavoured with a little Parisian flare, it’s the prime force behind her flourishing career, one that thus far has not only taken her to an array of club and festival hotspots like Space Ibiza, Junction 2, fabric, Tobacco Dock, Club Der Visonaere, Hi (Ibiza) and The Warehouse Project, but has also earned her accolades along the way like Mixmag’s ‘One to Watch’, DJ Mag’s ‘Get To Know’ and Liverpool Echo’s ‘DJ Of The Year’.
Producer based in Newcastle/Leeds, UK.
Appointed one of BBC Music Introducing in the North East’s “Tips for 2021”, Meg Ward has emerged as a rising star of British electronic music. Her sound draws from acid house, electro, breakbeat and electronica, taking form as rave-ready bangers as well as lush synth soundscapes. Meg’s productions have been backed by heavyweights such as HAAi and Patrick Topping, with radio support coming courtesy of Jaguar, Annie Mac, Danny Howard and Nemone.
Producer based in Moscow, Russia.
Producer, occasional vocalist, and DJ Nina Kraviz hails from Irkutsk, Siberia. Kraviz fell under the spell of house music during the mid-’90s through radio. A few years later, she moved to Moscow for the sake of studying dentistry, and was briefly part of a trio called MySpaceRocket. The group released one 12″, 2007’s “Amok,” a lean house track with a deep bassline and Kraviz’s breathy vocals; the B-side featured a version from U.K. DJ legend Greg Wilson. Kraviz subsequently went solo and made a splash in 2009, when she issued productions on Efdemin’s Naïf, Jus-Ed’s Underground Quality, and Matt Edwards’ Rekids. The following year, Kraviz issued another handful of singles, including a sound clash with Sascha Funke that appeared on BPitch Control. “Ghetto Kraviz” was her lone 2011 single and set up the release of her first album, a self-titled set for REKIDS. “Ghetto Kraviz” would prove to be an enduring club track, and was remixed numerous times throughout the decade. Following additional singles on Rekids and Rosa, as well as the Mr. Jones EP in 2013, Kraviz founded the Trip label in 2014. Her installment of !K7’s DJ-Kicks series was released in early 2015. Another mix CD, Fabric 91, followed in late 2016.
Producer based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Rose Bonica is a live electronic act, music producer and visual artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Rose’s production style is complex, self taught and unpredictable. The layering of her sounds can feel like anything from astral projection, a warm sunny picnic with friends on the side of a lake to a hard core torture technique. Unexpected sounds illustrate the authenticity of Rose’s private production process that happens in her studio overlooking the ocean in the small coastal town of Hout Bay in South Africa where she has lived her whole life. Her work is a reflection of her perspective on everything from love and pain to the joys of domestic cats or the experience of navigating a world in crisis.
Producer based in Berlin, Germany.
Initially emerging as a key figure in the radical underground Polish club scene, the past few years have seen VTSS easily establish herself as one of the most vital, uncompromising and visible new talents in techno.