EDM culture is a competitive one–with wannabes left and right–fighting tooth and nail to be “top dog” on the scene. At worst, the genre is a depraved contest of who has the biggest proverbial dick in the industry. But there is one talented group that is often neglected when it comes to music blogs and Top 100 lists–WHERE MY GIRLS AT?
From sheer quantity alone, EDM culture may seem like a “boys club”, so we wanted to highlight the best emerging female talent in the game. Mind your boners, Gentlemen, these female DJs can show you how it’s done.
1. Maya Jane Coles
Maya Jane Coles is an unprecedented talent with a deep understanding of how to make really good music. The British-Japanese DJ/producer recently released her debut album “Comfort”–that offers a new sound for the EDM collective. Not just a DJ–Maya is a multi-faceted artist who writes, produces, arranges, mixes, performs, engineers and illustrates artwork for her tracks. A complete fucking production–ladies and gentlemen–she is the total package.
Check out “Everything” by Maya Jane Coles featuring Karin Park
Tokimonsta is an LA-based DJ and electronic music producer. She has some classical piano training which she fuses into her meticulously composed tracks. Her style and sound are completely unique–as she uses percussion, live instruments, vinyl and digital manipulation to create a breathtaking, well-layered soundscape.
Check out “Go With It” by Tokimonsta featuring MNDR.
Anna Lunoe is one of our current favorite singers, and she just so happens to be a talented female DJ too. You may recognize her angel-voice from “I Met You” by Flume. She’s an eclectic talent with the ability to curate ambient tunes, disco beats, indie dance music and 90’s house. Her collaboration with Touch Sensitive called “Real Talk” hit #1 on Beatport, and held it’s position for three months.
Alert the Bro Bible–Brodinski’s Bromance Records has warmly embraced non-bro Louisahhh!!! to the talent collective. Louisahhh!!! discovered her passion for DJ-ing at a young age and hasn’t looked back sends. Her style and sound have both rough and delicate textures–nestling perfectly between the deep house and new techno categories.
Gina Turner is a NYC DJ and a staple in American dance music. She was one half of duo Staccato and duo Nouveau Yorican. Often considered house music royalty, she has cultivated a rich radio career with shows on Sirius XM, Scion, iHeartRadio, and Underground FG. No big deal fact–she has worked with artists like Soulwax, Steve Lawler, Tiefschwarz, DJ AM, Steve Aoki, Justice, Uffie, Chromeo, Diplo, Tommie Sunshine, Flosstradamus, Simian Mobile Disco and much more.
Check out “Bliss” by Gina Turner featuring Mitch De Klien
Posso has garnered worldwide attention as DJs and avant-guarde fashion designers. Yes–we smell synergy. The duo are high-powered and energetic, and apparently their talent knows no-bounds. They have performed at super clubs, fashion events, and festivals all around the world including EDC Las Vegas, Summer Sonic Music Festival in Japan, Hellow Music Fest in Mexico, Pacific Fest in Orange County, and will be on the decks of LA’s HARD Holy Ship cruise to the Bahamas this coming January.
Meet Fei-Fei, the self-proclaimed “bad girl of EDM”. Fei-Fei is well respected in the Dubstep community–she can drop the bass, deliver high-octane sound, turn heads, and look effortlessly cool while doing so. She’s already earned props from Dubstep royalty like Benga and Bassnectar, and even 2012 #1 DJ himself–Armin Van Buuren. She stays true to her own diverse sound whether it’s trap, grime, moombahton, dnb, hip hop or Fei-step.
Power duo Rebecca & Fiona hail from Stockholm, Sweden–land of talented DJs and constitutional monarchy. The pair united over a love a music in 2009, fast-forward to 2011 and the release of their double-platinum single, Bullets. They’ve collaborated with superstar DJ Kaskade and played shows alongside DJs like Tiesto, Axwell, Kaskade and Steve Angello. They’re talented, they’re gorgeous and they have a Swedish Grammy–which sounds way cooler than an American one.
Check out Rebecca & Fiona – Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2013 (San Francisco)
BRAZZABELLE is arguably one of the hottest female DJs in the game. Cover Girl meets hardstyle EDM–topped off with red lips and malice. BRAZZABELLE is a DJ on the rise and named 944 Magazine’s “Leading woman in nightlife”. She has already played alongside huge names like Martin Solveig, Calvin Harris, Laidback Luke, The Bloody Beetroots, Porter Robinson and more.
Check out Crystal Fighters “Wave” (BRAZZABELLE Remix)