Female don’t always get the importance they deserve in a patriarchal society and sometimes it gets even worst if they work in a patriarchal industry. This is the concept that inspired this article, we want to celebrate women in the underground music industry, from seasoned veterans to rising stars, here are 5 female artists you should be following.
DJ, producer, and labelhead, Nina Kraviz’s music is characterized by a raw, imperfect sound. “I don’t like clean finished music that has no character,” she said. “I really like personality… That’s what makes it unique and interesting.” She released her debut album in 2012, Rekids, and founded the трип label in 2014. She recently oversaw a stage at Detroit’s Movement festival, where she also played a headlining set.
The Black Madonna
Based out of Chicago, where she plays regular residencies at the famous independent venue Smart Bar. Her musical philosophy serves as an inclusive manifesto to the inspirational potential of dance music. “Dance music needs riot grrrls. Dance music needs women over the age of 40. Dance music needs breastfeeding DJs trying to get their kids to sleep before they have to play…Dance music does not need more of the status quo.”
The Black Madonna has also been booked by OFF Festival 2017, a celebration of female power, with the slogan: “Alternative Music Is A Woman”.
Formed in Montreal in the late ‘00s, producer-DJ duo, formed by Canadians Anstascia D’Elene Corniere and Vivie-ann Bakos, Blond:ish released music on acclaimed labels like Berlin’s Get Physical and Cologne’s Kompakt. In addition, the duo has been asked to make official remixes by big name acts in the dance music world, like Pete Tong and Depeche Mode.
A German electronic musician, music producer, and the founder of BPitch Control music label home to the likes of Modeselektor, Apparat and Paul Kalkbrenner — in 1999. With eight full-length albums to her name, her envelope-pushing blend of techno and experimental electronica, she has earned her prestigious residencies across the globe.
With her Irish origins Annie Mac has emerged as one of dance music’s most important tastemakers, since landing her first BBC Radio 1 show in 2004. Her Friday night Radio 1 show regularly draws more than a million listeners, and her recent expansion to BPM Channel 51 and SiriusXM has boosted her stateside profile.