We’ve all come to associate electronic music and deejaying with men. It is true that the profession is male-dominated, possibly more so than many other industries; but that’s not to say that the scene lacks female talent. These ladies have the skill and the looks - a deadly combination. Check out these electronic music producers, DJs and singers who stand out for all the right reasons.
Born Lisa Wyatt, she’s one of the UK’s most well-known DJs, and it has nothing to do with her gender. Since 1999, she’s been putting out a slew of hard-as-nails techno records and remixes on labels ranging from Tidy Trax to Discover Records to her own Lashed Music. The “Numero Uno” producer is also more than competent behind a pair of decks and has been known to craft brilliant, dance floor-driven sets on a regular basis.
A mainstay of the American club scene, Suzy Solar and her Solar Power Sessions are sturdy fixtures in electronic music circles. Known for her passion and for her unwavering support of fellow producers and DJs, Suzy is among the world’s most elite female DJs. She’s played at gigs across the world, from super clubs in her hometown Tampa to Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance 500 in Den Bosch, Holland.
Dubbed the “First Lady of Trance” by Armin, England-born Sophie Sugar has stormed onto the scene with her consistently high-quality productions. She’s known for her signature sound: warm, driving and euphoric with a touch of a techno edge. Her single “Together”, released on the A State of Trance label, was blended with the vocals from Roger Shah’s “Lost” to create one of the biggest trance mash-ups in recent history.
Arguably the sexiest DJ in the world, Claudia Cazacu boasts the second most extensive and diverse discography of any female producer (she’s right behind Lisa Lashes). Claudia’s records span from groove-infused progressive house to edgy techno to driving, melodic trance. She’s also the most extensively booked female DJ, filling up dance floors and winning crowds over with her irresistible blend of good looks and talent behind the decks. A former mainstay of the Reset brand of Spinnin’ Records, she now helms Couture, her label which she uses to promote a host of up-and-coming and established talent.
Jwaydan shot to the limelight in 2011 when she featured as the vocalist on Aly & Fila’s “We Control the Sunlight”, which was voted number one in the ASOT Top 20 of 2011 poll. Known for her lush, soaring, operatic voice that easily spans a triad of octaves (and possibly more), Jwaydan has gone on to work with producers like Bjorn Akesson and Tom Fall, with more projects for 2012 and beyond in the pipeline.