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 Barcelona, Spain.
Bogota-born, Barcelona-based Adriana Lopez is one of techno’s most prominent and in-demand artists and is considered a pioneer and key figure in the Colombian electronic scene.
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 London, UK.
Visionary artist who looks to the future and the underground rave scene for inspiration. A skilled and talented selector whose performances and productions are energetic, engaging and captivating.
Producer based in Antwerp, Belgium.
One would be hard pressed to find another artist whose meteoric rise parallels that of Belgium’s most exciting new export, Amelie Lens. She has, in a little more than a year, soared from relative anonymity to one of todays most in-demand DJ/Producers the world over. Lens’ rise to the top may seem to have happened in the blink of an eye, but her work ethic, composure at the controls, crowd engagement and an incredible prowess in the studio have proven to be the perfect ingredients for her swift ascent to the apex of her trade. With her debut release on Italian imprint Lyase gaining a massive amount of attention, Amelie seized the moment and quickly delivered her first release on Pan-Pot’s highly lauded label Second State and followed shortly after with a stellar EP on one of the undergrounds most championed outfits ARTS. At the same time her releases started to flow consistently on high level labels, Amelie started her own event EXHALE at Labyrinth Club where she invites todays hottest acts as well as her “All Night Long” sets which prove she embodies an equal mastery to that of her peers with years more experience. With these critical foundations laid, it was no time before she began headlining the industries most acclaimed events. From Awakenings and Circoloco to today’s best clubs like DC-10 Lens commands an intense touring schedule trotting to all corners of the globe on a weekly basis. As if it wasn’t apparent after all this, Amelie is just getting going and there seems to be no decrease in her pursuit of world wide dance floor domination.
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 Spain.
The last 18 months have seen the talented Brazilian-born artist ANNA reach new heights with productions such as ‘Hidden Beauties’ and her powerful remix of Jon Hopkins ‘Singularity’, garnering acclaim from every corner of the industry, and achieving large streaming numbers on Spotify. New music from ANNA has been huge in festival sets for many world-leading techno DJs all summer. Then there was the richly deserved Essential Mix for the BBC that started 2019 off right, as the Brazilian distilled 20 years of DJing experience into an inspiring two-hour techno masterclass. DJ Mag rightly recognised her talents, putting her on the cover of their North American edition in February, a nod to the breakaway impact she’s had on that region. On the production front, she’s dropped critically acclaimed music on virtually every significant label in techno, including Hotflush, Drumcode, Novamute, Clash Lion, Sapiens, Domino with her Jon Hopkins remix, plus a new original for Tale of Us on Afterlife. Her relationship with Kompakt continues to reap fruits. Following on from the success of ‘Hidden Beauties’ that was acclaimed by Pitchfork and judged one of 2018’s Top Tracks by Mixmag, she released the stirring ‘Remembrance’ EP, highlighted by ‘When I Am Only A Dream’. In August this year, she released a very special collaboration with Kittin titled ‘Forever Ravers’ – which is already being heralded as ‘techno track of the year’ by a number of media platforms and certainly an anthem for our times.
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 London, UK.
A skilled producer, DJ and presenter. You should certainly expect the unexpected where B.Traits is concerned – but if there’s something you can predict, it’s that whatever comes next will be dedicated and unique.
Producer based in London, UK/Berlin, Germany.
BEC is a relentless techno talent who has got to the top in a very short space of time. She was head hunted by Pan Pot for their influential Second State label from her first release, then snapped up by Carl Cox’s Intec and Adam Beyer’s Drumcode. Not only has she put out her music on those labels, but has also played with them as a tour member at showcases everywhere from Burning Man to Tobacco Dock and Warehouse Project. Add in solo tours of North & South America, Asia, India and Europe and much talked about sets at Fabrik Madrid, Watergate Berlin and Sunwaves Romania, and you have one of techno’s brightest contemporary stars.
Based in New York, USA.
Begoña is one half of New York’s renowned producer and DJ duo Sleepy & Boo, and she is proudly making her solo recording debut on 3Bridge Elements. Her Horizons EP marks an evolution of Begoña’s deep interest in meditation, spirituality and consciousness, expanding on the 20-minute meditation soundtrack paths she has been releasing over the last year. Begoña’s music explores more contemplative grooves, inspired by nature and stillness, incorporating elements of downtempo, dub, ambient and balearic vibes. She is a firm believer that music has the power to heal, transform and connect the world and all individuals.
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 Berlin, Germany.
You know it. We know it. The future is female and it will drive techno music to new boarders and strengths. Blanka is the perfect blueprint to experience today, what soon will be the buzz tomorrow. Originally from the south of Spain, the passionate artist started her musical journey in the city of Barcelona by the age of 18. Her style moved forward strongly and independent when eventually crossing paths and partnering up with Angioma for ROOM Lab’s streaming venues and M³ promoted parties all around the city. Her fusion of grooving techno and forward thinking house music has taken her to several dj performances on both, national and international scale now starting from CityHall and Apolo in Barcelona to Egg Club in London and Polygon Club in Berlin – just to name a few. It’s been no secret with the German capital of Berlin becoming her new residence. Her deep passion for the electronic music scene grounds where others refuse to show respect. And so it’s been her last release on ROOM Trax – together with partner in crime Angioma – by the name of „Dirty Pattern“ showcasing this within the scene. Remixers like P.leone or Rocko Garoni did the rest with their appearances on the faders. After first steps in the game it’s not a surprise at all that her path has just revealed the first glimpse of what promises to be a bright shining future. You can have a first insight of what’s about to come in her recent performance for Be-At TV’s Voxnox lockdown stream. And that’s just the deal today, for what the future is tomorrow.
Producer based in Waterford, Ireland.
Cailín’s debut 12″ ‘Phantom Love Affair’ was released on AllCIty Records offshoot Gurriers – 4 tracks of raw, machine fuelled techno which has received support from Surgeon, Dave Clarke, Ben Sims, Perc & others. This was soon followed by a VA release on Ben Sim’s Symbolism imprint. 2022 will see Cailín release a further EP, 2 VAs and 3 remixes.