Compiled by In the Key of She, this directory is designed to help you discover new music from female and non-binary electronic music producers. Organised alphabetically and by genre, the details provided are taken from the artists’ public profiles – ItKoS 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.
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.
Producer based in Berlin, Germany.
Berlin based DJ and producer, Label owner of 803 Crystal Grooves, Beste Modus, Unison Wax, Beste Freunde and we_r house, Fritz Radio Host, Elevate record store owner and proud parent.
Producer based in Los Angeles, USA.
CRAY, short for Cheney Ray, is not actually an abbreviation for “crazy.” However, the LA-based producer, DJ, artist, and gamer has been effortlessly styling Crocs and cultivating a fan base at a rate that could be defined as such, thanks to her sincere nature, genre-defiant bangers, humorous observations on life and relentless dedication to high-quality snackage since she entered the scene in 2015. After relocating from her hometown of Vancouver to Southern California to pursue warmer weather and a sociology degree at Chapman University, she decided to put her early love for electronic music to work, initially seeking to pursue a career in artist management. Not one to half-ass anything, she dedicated herself to learning to produce music firsthand, to fully understand what being a musician entails. It wasn’t long after she began creating her own sounds that she fell in love with making music, realized “damn…I’m pretty fucking good at this,” and started playing shows under her childhood nickname-turned-stage name, CRAY.
Producer based in London, UK.
Eli & Fur’s unwavering passion for producing, songwriting and performing, plus a flair for creating dark emotive dance anthems, have put the London based duo firmly at the forefront of the international house & techno scene. Their sonic aesthetic marries a mysterious and enigmatic mood with evocative vocals, cascading synths and rolling basslines – a heady mix that is both addictive and mesmerising.
Producer based in France and UK.
Franco-british singer, musician, composer, producer and DJ, Emily Marie Richou definitely has several strings to her bow. Emilee, offers us a glimpse into her own mysterious world, a reflection of inner landscape and atmospheres where fear, doubt, hope and inner joy co-exist. Emilee’s upcoming Album ‘The Extra Ordinary’ will be released on February 5th 2021, with her first single ‘Mely Out of Reach’ out on the 10th of July. Emilee’s sound is described as playful and nostalgic, with a twist of deep, strong emotions. Her singular vocal signature paired with atypical mixtures of sounds and instruments brings texture and density to each of her compositions.
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 London, UK.
Hannah Holland has played a pivotal role in London’s alternative and queer London club scene since the mid-noughties, arriving on dancefloors sharing electro tinged techno but equally inspired by the influential sounds of DnB and jungle heard at legendary parties such as Metalheadz, which she had frequented in her early teens. The cultural melting pot of London, community, musical exploration and the transcendent potential of dancefloor have always been her biggest inspiration. Having already been “borrowing” (and perhaps never since returning) Kraftwerk, Grace Jones and Talking Heads records from her parents, the influence of this metropolitan musical soup ensured that Holland emerged on the decks with a unique musical character and diverse taste, hallmarks of her sound that she has not lost since, whether undertaking residencies at iconic parties such as Trailer Trash, rocking Glastonbury’s hedonistic and spectacular NYC Downlow, or undertaking far-reaching marathon sets at Berlin’s Panorama Bar. Founded in 2009 as both a record label and party, Batty Bass began Holland’s outlet to explore the disparate strains of electro, acid, techno and house that drive her charismatic DJ sets forward, delivering party-friendly wax cuts from like-minded producers such as Josh Caffe, The Carry Nation, Mama, Lauren Flax and Justin Robertson’s Deadstock 33s. The imprint also provided Holland with a self-determined platform for her own music, memorably including ‘Paris’ Acid Ball’, an acid-tinged anthem that continues to summon voguing sweat in queer spaces worldwide. Holland scored another anthemic moment in 2017, in collaboration with longtime friend and creative partner Josh Caffe on ‘Fade To Me’, released on Crosstown Rebels, following the ‘Lush EP’ ft. IMMA/MESS, via seminal UK house imprint, Classic Music. Meanwhile, her powerful remixes of DJ Hell, Goldfrapp, The Knife, Planningtorock remain as forward-thinking and exciting as the acts themselves. In 2019, Batty Bass will release a wealth of new material from Holland herself, developed alongside her role writing, producing and playing with the dark-pop band, Black Gold Buffalo, who released their self-titled, long-awaited debut album in 2018. Capturing much of the same rave euphoria and timeless sound in her early work, Holland’s upcoming releases reflect the changes in the landscape of UK dance. Recent appearances have included Fabric for the extravagant Lovechild/Vogue Ball, alongside the notorious London underground parties Savage, Chapter 10 and Adonis. On the fringes of the capital, Holland is a regular at the annual Field Manuevers boutique festival, and across the Atlantic, has guested at the infamous US rave The Carry Nation, alongside her recurring appointments at Panorama Bar in Berlin.
Producer based in the USA.
Honey Dijon’s brazen style blends all genres without looking to the past. She captivates with her instinct, versatile sound and dazzles the club and fashion circuit in London, Paris, Berlin and New York.
Producer based in Philadelphia, USA.
Jay Hill is moving into an exciting new phase of her blossoming artistic career. Based in her studio in Philadelphia, the soulful city’s chilled vibes, down-to-earth attitude and serious musical history, form the perfect backdrop for an artist striving for excellence every day. Fully focused on her creativity, regardless of fluctuating world circumstances, Jay is currently building an impressive, musically diverse catalogue of releases on her newly launched People Of The Light label, centred on presenting music as an art form, unique offerings bound with soul and emotion. From electronica featuring Faithless collaborator Harry Collier; to techno with renowned poet Ursula Rucker; via an exploration of deep tech vibes on her personal anthem ‘Life is a Beautiful Day’ and some light-hearted experimentation with Wolf + Lamb’s Aquarius Heaven, Jay Hill is thriving, her inspiration untethered and flowing freely. Add precisely curated remixes to the equation, from mavericks such as Cevin Fisher and Tiger Stripes, and this new endeavour is perfectly primed to flourish and grow. Notable recent appearances on Hot Creations offshoot Emerald City with ‘I Am Here’ (featuring Lazarusman) and a timeless ‘Mercurial’ for Mr C’s Superfreq have further raised Jay Hill’s global profile. Never one to limit her creativity, two tracks also feature in a new short film titled ‘Exposures’, set for release when film festival season starts back up again. And, when the time comes, Jay Hill’s genre blurring vinyl and digital DJ sets will once again captivate audiences at stylish NYC rooftop bars, on dreamy sun-drenched Balearic Islands and in dark, sweaty Berlin warehouses. For people with open minds, electronic music doesn’t have boundaries, only infinite possibilities, and Jay Hill is a unique artist who breathes life into everything she does with true emotion.
Producer based in London, UK.
Canadian by birth and now London-based, GRAMMY Nominated producer Jayda G has risen steadily and stealthily through the dance music underground with her infectious energy, vitality and boundless enthusiasm.
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.
Producer based in Berlin Germany and Ibiza, Spain.
A penchant for driving, mesmeric techno has driven Juliet Fox’s evolution in recent years. Based between Ibiza and Berlin, Juliet’s global profile has been further bolstered by a string of releases through prominent record labels like Drumcode.
Producer based in Brighton, UK.
Emotion filled hooks, heavy grooves and an eclectic production style have secured her releases with world class labels such as Anjuna Deep, Crosstown Rebels & Global Underground, a wealth of Beatport chart positions, an Essential New Tune on Radio 1 and gigs all over the world. Add to this a rapidly growing record label & art concept, successful radio shows on stations such as Frisky & Proton, and a solid reputation for technical prowess on the decks, and it is clear why Just Her is fast developing a loyal following from around the globe.