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 Bristol, UK.
Producer and vocalist Amy Kisnorbo returns to her UK roots, landing in Bristol last year having spent the last 5 years honing her DJ skills and playing out under her moniker Alchemist in Australia. Becoming a mainstay of the warehouse and boutique festival scenes supporting a host of local and international talent, including acts such as Amit, Djinn, Fixate, Headland, J:Kenzo, Shades and VIVEK.
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 Brooklyn, USA.
Ayesha’s sonic universe is the collision of all her influences spanning the percussive worlds of techno, breaks, and bass. Back in 2013, Ayesha cut her teeth as a DJ coming up in the house shows, warehouses and clubs of DC under the moniker DJ Ayes Cold. Her work promoting and booking electronic music shows instilled a deep appreciation for underground club cultures across the globe. Eight years later, Ayesha’s love for digging in the crates translates into an obsession with manipulating found and recorded samples with a playful curiosity, which she also aspires to apply to other parts of life.
Producer based in South Korea.
Closet Yi is a DJ/Producer who has played at some of the most respected clubs in Seoul. She has recently released on Korea’s leading label Honey Badger Records with her ‘Ruminate’ EP, as well as London based labels all my thoughts and No Bad Days.
Producer based in Brussels, Belgium.
Leese is an electronic music producer from Brussels. Her artistic approach is to create a fusion between the different musical styles that influence her daily life since several years.Percussion with tribal sounds, a heaviness that we recognize in bass music, shifted and dancing rhythms — this is what qualifies the project of Leese.Sometimes oriental, sometimes cavernous and rhythmic voices will come to melt in this exhilarating mixture. Thanks to her job in the audiovisual industry, Leese also makes her own videos, in which she likes to search for the aesthetics of movement. It’s through dance that she will be able to stage her ideas and illustrate in an honest way the relationship she finds between movement and her music.
Producer based in Melbourne, Australia.
Lucille Croft is the post-human form of someone that didn’t like this reality, so she created her own. Unapologetically paving her own path, Lucille explores the grunge side of electronic music, using a combination of her alluring production style and cyberpunk vocals.
Producer based in New York, USA.
Serbian born/Los Angeles based MASHA is a resident DJ and co-founder of Dig Deeper. She has a monthly NTS Radio show called “Beyond the Clouds.” Always digging deeper, she finds a way to surprise the audience with quality music for open minded people.
Producer based in Vienna, Austria.
Mala Herba is a solo project of a sound artist and queer music activist Zosia Hołubowska. Based on traditional music, magic and demonology of Eastern Europe, Mala Herba explores queerness and sex-positivity. Powerful, witchy vocals are weaved into hypnotic beats, cold base lines and romantic synthesizer melodies. There’s something gothic and dramatic to it but nevertheless “this” makes you dance. Sometimes the melody cracks, the voice becomes a magic spell and the song transforms into a noise soundscape. But then the arppegio kicks back in and your bones resonate with the italo-disco inspired bass and rhythm.
Producer based in London, UK.
Marissa Malik, best known by her stage name Manuka Honey, is a multi-disciplinary artist and DJ at the forefront of Latinx-infused club music coming out of the UK. US-born and London-based, Manuka’s adoration of the Latinx diaspora’s sounds is exuded by her beautifully chaotic DJ sets that have pummeled the sound systems of clubs and festivals internationally, as well as sets on Boiler Room and Keep Hush.
Producer based in London, UK.
Australian-born, London-based Nite Fleit has cultivated a distinct, uncompromising sound of her own, setting the club circuit ablaze, through refined DJ sets and genre-melding original productions. A kaleidoscopic palette of influences, ranging from golden-era rave and EBM, to contemporary electro and acid, runs through the artist’s recorded works. Distilling years of idiosyncrasies as a curator, Nite Fleit’s left-of-center body music gems quickly caught the ears of many esteemed electro and techno elites, resulting in releases on Steel City Dance Discs, Return to Disorder, Planet Euphorique, Looking For Trouble and Unknown To The Unknown.
Producer based in Cologne, Germany.
Philo proves you don’t need decades of experience to understand and push boundaries of a genre. With national and international recognition, Philo’s originally vinyl-exclusive selection has evolved over time into a digital hybrid in the pursuit of the best possible sound. Characteristics of her selection involve rough UK bass, which is somewhere between breakbeat, half time, dubby bassbin jungle and footwork with a splash of classic 90s aswell as house influences according to the maxim ” keep moving forward“! Not long ago she started producing and released her first tune “Zooma Patrol” in cooperation with Moogie Fox on the berlin label Headlight Records – her first solo-release is gonna be out in beginning of 2022 on the Brazilian Label Nice & Deadly – more to come!