Celebrating International Women’s Day with our favourite female artists
Despite the small number, female artists have dominated the festival circuit in regarding of show appearances in one year.
It’s not a mystery that in the electronic dance music scene the majority of DJs and producers are male but, this doesn’t mean that there are good female DJs and producers as well. According to the IMS Ibiza business report, only 19% of festival artists were female in 2018. Despite the small number, female artists have dominated the festival circuit in regarding of show appearances in one year. To celebrate International Women’s Day we would like to highlight some of our favorite female artists of the dance industry.
Charlotte de Witte
With an incredible 2019, Charlotte de Witte is now one of the most recognized artists in the techno scene. Since last year she also has a Residency on the popular BBC Radio 1. A tireless DJ who has played 24 festivals in 2018 and countless club gigs. Charlotte de Witte has also launched her own imprint KNTXT which has already delivered some great parties around the world. Incredible has been her 1 hour and a half set at Awakenings Amsterdam during last year ADE where she made Gashouder dance all night long.
Become a key artist into Mark Knight’s Toolroom roster, Maxinne has vastly proved his skills behind the decks and in the studio. From tech-house to groovy beat she has developed her sound over the past year imposing as one, if not the leading female house-music artist in the circuit. She has recently announced her presence at the Toolroom UK tour as well as at dscnnct festival. Having often hosted Toolroom radio, Maxinne has recently released a fire tune on the beforementioned imprint.
Eli & Fur
Raised on Anjunadeep’s ranks since 2014, the UK female duo has continued to improve and develop their sounds. Electronic melodies and moody vocals have been the pillars of Eli & Fur songs with continuous releases on Above & Beyond label. Last year the duo has started to inject minimal and techno vibes to their production releasing, only some weeks ago their debut single on Armada Electronic Elements. Eli & Fur has also collaborated with the main man Danny Howard for a house-infected single on Nothing Else Metter. Being featured on BBC Radio 1 and The Anjunadeep Edition, 2020 seems a bright year for the duo.
Techno scene seems the perfect place to grow as an artist as the Belgian producer is continuing to pushing boundaries in the music industry. With 27 festivals played in 2018, her own compilation with London popular club fabric and the iconic performance for Cercle last year at the Atomium in Brussels, Amelie Lens is for sure one of the most chatted artists in the dance music scene. In 2019 she also launched her own party concept, Exhale, with events all over the world.
If you’re more into inner and spiritual music, the Italian female duo Giolì and Assia could easily become one of your favorite artists. Having showcased their live skills thanks to the wonderful audio-video format #DiesisLive, the duo is also active in the studio; having released eight singles last year and broken the wall of 1 M stream with Inside Your Head Giolì and Assia is one of the most promising duo for the years to come.
Nora En Pure
All the way from South Africa, Nora En Pure has brought African tribal and deep sounds into house music becoming one of the few female DJs to play Ultra Miami mainstage. With a sound that features deep house and indie elements in 2016, she completed her first Ibiza Residency. She, then, launched her Purified brand that can now boast of parties all around the world including Miami Music Week and New York Brooklyn Mirage. With every release that overcomes the 1 M plays on Spotify, Nora En Pure has been crowned by the fans the Queen of deep house music.