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 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.
Producer based in Los Angeles, USA.
Seeing a rapidly expanding tour schedule since the release of her debut EP in 2018, she has continued to push boundaries and make powerful impressions at some of bass music’s top events across the map, delivering standout sets at festivals such as Shambhala Music Festival (CA), Outlook Festival (EU), and Northern Bass (NZ). Generating undeniably impactful waves with her latest productions and compelling performances, including debuting her live vocal performance in 2019, her one of a kind sound continues to evolve and mark Khiva as a force to be reckoned with.
Producer based in Paris, France.
Caroline Hervé (born 1973), known professionally as Miss Kittin, is a French electronic music producer, DJ, singer, and songwriter. Since rising to prominence in 1998 for her singles “1982” and “Frank Sinatra” with The Hacker, she has worked with other musicians such as Chicks on Speed, Felix da Housecat and Golden Boy. She released her debut solo album I Com in 2004, a second, BatBox, in 2008, and a third, Calling from the Stars, in 2013. She achieved international popularity with the singles “Rippin Kittin” and “Silver Screen Shower Scene”.
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.
Drifting on oceans of thunderous stillness, carried away by endless currents, whipped up by waves of darkness devouring you until you see the light. The first album from Platoo, a collaboration between Michelle Samba and Phil Mills, has an unrelenting cadence that grabs you and refuses to let go. A distinctive combination of calming soundscapes and highly-charged energy fitting any occasion, from dancing like lost souls in the empty halls of ancient barracks to ecstatically tripping on a distant desert planet.
Producer based in Germany.
Nadja Lind (featured by Lucidflow, iAwake Technologies, Kino Yoga, Omstars, Homodea) is highly sought-after developer of healing frequencies, binaural meditation entrainment, anxiety- & stress-release sounds and functional work-out and stretching music. She is also an international dj of electronic music, music label owner and electronic dance music producer.
Producer based in London, UK.
Her career to date has been characterised by a contemporary, U.K. take on the classic Motor City sound. The expansive, emotional visions of the early Techno pioneers are reflected in Celeste’s open take to her craft. Her approach to production has leant her DJing a breath that has earned her a distinct enthusiasm amongst today’s electronic music base. This freedom is reflected on the platforms she shares her craft through – her regular NTS Radio show, and more recently, her label Peach Discs. These outlets provide Shanti with a place to amplify talent she meets, hears and wants to help along the way. Dancing, and the music that gets us there, exists to uplift, and in her life and work, Shanti is the embodiment of an elevated state.
Producer based in the Netherlands
Dutch DJ and producer Thessa Torsing, better known as upsammy, makes dreamy, abstract dance tracks that fluidly switch between styles such as electro, techno, and IDM. The Amsterdam-based artist emerged during the late 2010s and earned acclaim for her adventurous DJ sets, which span a wide range of BPMs, and her gliding, spacious productions inspired by nature and science fiction. Following several sought-after EPs, she released her full-length debut, Zoom, in 2020.