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 Sydney, Australia.
Alison Wonderland architects a world of her own design as its chief author, creator, and voice. The Sydney-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, producer and DJ first emerged in 2009, and since then her sound has quietly inched towards mainstream ubiquity as the sonic sorceress received the “Highest Female DJ Billing Ever at Coachella” label, captured #1 on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart twice consecutively, headlined sold out arenas around the globe plus headlined stages at the biggest festivals in the world, and to date has clocked upwards of 500 million streams.
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 the UK.
o-Accused are long-standing resident DJs at the legendary underground venue, Club 69. Over the years they have accumulated an impressive roster of artists including exciting emerging artists and time-honoured leaders of the scene like Dave Clarke, Slam and Leftfield. This year they are launching their techno & electro label, Co-Accused Records. The Scottish duo have channelled their energy into establishing a record label that they describe as “sonic grooves from another galaxy”. Featuring a remix from Jensen Interceptor, the label’s debut four-track release ‘Psychonaut Society’ is filled with the same infectious energy and driving, futuristic sound that fuels their notorious basement parties. With gigs in Amsterdam, Barcelona and Glasgow’s Riverside Festival under their belt, theres no sign of things slowing down for Co-Accused.
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 Berlin, Germany.
efemme AKA Emily Cresswell is a DJ from Sheffield who currently resides in Berlin. For five years she was resident at Sheffield’s The Night Kitchen and for the last two years she’s banged out demonic electro sets across Europe, blowing everyone’s minds playing wall-to-wall breakneck bangaz. efemme doesn’t like to mess with the production of her tracks, but when it comes to BPM she gives precisely zero fucks.
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 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 Manchester, UK.
In April of 2012 the legendary dance music magazine Mixmag christened 20 year old Jini Cowan as someone to ‘Keep An Eye On’ and its not difficult to see why.Also featured in Tillate Magazine as ‘One to Watch’ and accumulating no less than eight label signings in her first year as a producer, big things are expected from this hot new talent.Based in Manchester but with demands from New York to Berlin to Croatia, Jini’s unique style can be heard all across the world.Described as one of the UK’s most up and coming talents she names Guy Gerber and Gui Boratto amongst some of her influences.Jini began work on her debut EP in July 2011 and within a matter of weeks it was snapped up by Axis Trax and released in August to which she received support from Paul Van Dyk, Jason Herd, Serotonin Thieves, Nikki Flame and Brandon Block. Jini is able to play a vast array of styles but has been gaining much recognition amongst many tech house and house lovers as of late. Jini says that Music is something that is a HUGE part of her life and there is nothing that she enjoys more than being able to share her love for it with everyone else! With the current flux of female artists popping up around the world at present, Jini Cowan is one name that’s going to be on everyone’s lips.
Producer based in Berlin Germany and Vienna, Austria.
In the day and age where anyone can become a producer or a DJ with a laptop and a bit of cheap software, the real polymaths stand out. Joyce Muniz’s background as a singer combines in powerful synergy with her slick production sound and her supreme skills as a selector, with each facet of her creative output feeding into and fuelling one another.