Every once in a while we need to take a step back and look at how far we’ve come in terms of the steady progression towards equality in all its forms. Since its rise in popularity in the early ’90s, modern electronic music production has been a male-dominated art with females mostly contributing to vocals in a somewhat passive manner. The last decade, however, has seen a massive rise in female producers who are completely shattering all preconceptions of the producer stereotype. Women are not only rising up in the EDM space, but they are completely changing the scene and pushing fresh new sounds through the airwaves with stellar live performances too. Below I’ve listed a handful of the most notable female producers who have quickly risen into the spotlight and are taking full control of their artistic destinies.
By now, many electronic music fans are probably aware of Porter Robinson’s latest project, Virtual Self. After shattering the foundation of EDM with the ‘Worlds’ tour, Porter Robinson is taking us further into his digital imaginings with his Virtual Self ‘Utopia’ tour. Virtual Self is a nostalgia-filled take on early 2000’s rave and Dance Dance Revolution music. He released a self-titled EP for Virtual Self at the end of November 2017. Porter Robinson continues with Japanese-style themes and animation that featured so prominently in ‘Worlds’.