Female DJs Breaking Gender Stereotypes

Female DJs Breaking Gender Stereotypes

As we celebrated International Women’s Day, we should collectively recognize the hardships women have faced across various industries. The Electronic …

As we celebrated International Women’s Day, we should collectively recognize the hardships women have faced across various industries. The Electronic music scene is just like any field, largely occupied by males, leaving little to no space for aspiring women. However, in the past several years, many striving female artists have been confronting this ugly reality by smashing the scene with their ferocious skills. 

In this article, we will feature some female stars in the techno scene.

Disclaimer: for the sake of time, we will only include a few artists.

Hanin Elias:

Source: peekaboo magazine

A Syrian-German industrial/techno artist and a former member of Atari Teenage Riot, Hanin Elias  has collaborated with famous producers like the French Elctrosexual on the single “Hold Me”.

Hanin Elias had a relatively conservative upbringing, from which she eventually ran away and joined the Berlin Punk and Goth communities. 

Prïss

Source: The DJ cookbook 

Priscilla Bakalian, dubbed as Prïss, is a food scientist and a rising talent from Lebanese. The DJ is known for her cross-genre work (house, techno, disco, etc.). 

Charlotte de Witte

Source: her Soundcloud account

The 28-year old is a techno-trance DJ and record producer who owns the KNTXT music label. She has performed on several famous international events such as Tomorrowland, Junction2 festival, and Printworks.

Charlotte has a verified Instagram account with over 1.7 million followers. 

Audrey Napoleon

Source: her Wikipedia account

Audrey is an American electronic music producer, DJ, and entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Gostrides. Unfortunately, in 2018, she decided to retire from her career.

Check out her LinkedIn account to know more about her current work.

Ikue Mori

Source: boomkat 

Ikue Mori is a Japanese-born musician, composer, and graphic designer. Her trip to New York sparked a musical passion, as she has mentioned that before that trip she had no interest in the industry. However, after hearing punk rock, she decided to join the experimental music scene. She currently resides in New York. 

Mori is the recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists awards for the year 2005-2006.

Of course, many other female DJs deserve recognition and admiration besides the ones mentioned in the article. Let us know your favorite ones in the comment section below.

Chapeau bas to all those women challenging the patriarchal status quo.