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 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 the USA.
Baby Weight, aka Cara Eser, is a DJ, producer, and label boss from Washington, D.C. who has gained notoriety for her “chunky” style of dance music. Her “heart on your sleeve” mentality, genre bending sound, and advocacy for more inclusivity within dance music has earned her the respect of peers like Kevin Knapp, Walker & Royce, Shiba San, Steve Darko, Sacha Robotti, Treasure Fingers, Justin Martin, and LP Giobbi among others. In 2017, Eser founded the label Chub Rub which they use to showcase emerging sounds from under the radar artists across the house music spectrum. Under her direction, Chub Rub has amassed a cult following curated around quirkiness, community, and diversity. In 2019, her debut album ‘Phases’ peaked in multiple Top 10 charts on Beatport and spawned an equally as popular remix album in 2020. In 2020, she publicly came out as transgender citing a need to address her transition as an artist as well as in her personal life. Later that year, their track “Rave Police” reached #1 paving the way to a wider audience. In 2021, Baby Weight was featured in Mixmag as part of their ongoing ‘Impact’ series along with a critically well received guest mix. With a dynamic energy and the future in her sights, Baby Weight is a tech house powerhouse to keep your eye on.
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 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 London, UK.
Francesca Lombardo has cultivated a sound of her own via an emotional narrative of dreamy soundscapes, stirring melodies and hypnotic rhythms. Criss-crossing the globe as a DJ and live performer, she’s played monumental shows including IMS Dalt Villa, Burning Man, Tomorrowland, Get Lost, Resistance, Circoloco as well as The Royal Albert Hall. In tandem Francesca has built up a formidable back-catalogue of music on esteemed labels: Crosstown Rebels, Mobilee, Leftroom, Poker Flat, Bedrock, and her own Echoe and Echolette imprints amongst others. Entering a new phase of her career, Francesca unveiled her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Life Of Leaf’ in 2019, a collection of forward-thinking, powerful songs and made from the heart. Francesca recently launched her ‘Life of Releaf’ campaign which seeks to motivate the music industry into supporting global reforestation. Francesca Lombardo’s work isn’t just art alone, but a powerful statement to the world.
Producer based in Kharkov, Ukraine.
Helen&Boys. The real name is Elena Volos. She was born in Kharkov Ukraine. She was musical child and it was proved by that fact that she passed the exams to the Music school by herself when she was only 7 years old. At 2001 she graduated Music school on a class of a violin and a vocal. At present moment she is making tracks for herself and makes her way as a solo artist. She made a successful debut with a new EP “Just Take It”, which came out on the platform of the label Monotonik Cutz. Talent, hard work, and positive character couldn’t be overlooked by leadership of the imprint, and in the spring Helen has become a full member of the family Monotonik. Evolving towards Tech House, she is rapidly gaining love of people and confidently going to her dream.
Producer based in London, UK.
Convention-blurring techno producer/musician Kelly Lee Owens will release her second album, Inner Song, on May 1st via Smalltown Supersound. Inner Song follows the 2017 release of her much lauded self-titled debut, as well as remixes of St. Vincent and by Björk, last year’s “Let It Go / Omen” 12”, and her recent collaboration with Jon Hopkins on the one-off “Luminous Spaces.”
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 Manchester, UK.
Russian born Anastasia Vtorova is a sound artist and image maker often collaborates her practice with other artists Her works inspired by late night listening of down beat minimal electronica music along with melancholic world wide cinema.
Producer based in London, UK.
Her productions have been supported by dBridge, Loxy, Flight, Storm amongst others. With releases line up on AKO, Repertoire, UVB-76 and Rupture LDN Mantra’s productions are set to keep moving forward in 2018.