Women have been the strength behind electronic dance music for decades. They have been known for taking the music to higher places and for pushing the boundaries. There are legends in the industry like Donna Summer and Monika Kruse, but the industry continues to be primarily thought of as a man’s world.
Despite these thought patterns, women are still showing up and dominating. They have some of the most exciting shows with some of the most exciting music. They are experts in every type of EDM including dubstep, techno, and others. Continue reading below to learn about five women changing the EDM world.
1. Octo Octa and Eris Drew
Octo Octa and Eris Drew are a romantic couple that travels the world together promoting their EDM music. They celebrate the LGBTQ community as they are both transgender women, and through that effort, bring a light and awareness to future generations. They are a force to be reckoned with in the EDM scene of music.
Octo Octa and Eris Drew play many genres of dance music including techno, house, hardcore and garage music. Anywhere they go, the dance floor is electrified for a long night of enjoyment. They are the key behind a great pairing.
2. Annie Mac
Annie Mac is a name that has transcended hearts and souls in the current generation. She is known for her radio show on BBC and is behind AMP events. Dance music continues to be her passion, however, despite her newfound endeavors.
Annie Mac has a goal of promoting females in her genre. She has female acts accompany her when she is performing. She promotes good and happiness wherever she goes, encouraging world change. She knows that she will have a crowd wherever she goes, and encourages the excitement in that crowd.
3. Sicaria Sound
Sicaria Sound is a London duo in dubstep. The duo is composed of Sancha Ndeko and Imbratura Lou. They have continued pressing forward in the dubstep scene, despite the individuals who want to take the root of the music back to the traditional values without any progress.
Sicaria Sound has truly made a name for themselves in that they have opened for Mala, have appeared on BBC Radio 1 Xtra and have had shows worldwide. They are not only known in London but are known around the world. Their genre focuses on the bass, the grime and global music.
4. Helena Hauff
Helena Hauff makes an impact when she is giving a show. Her shows are raw and gritty to offer an experience like none other in her field. She has made herself known as being at the top of the EDM world.
Hauff has not had it easy in making her presence known, however. She has encountered numerous failures and unapologetic shows. She focuses her music on acid house, EBM and industrial music. Her music comes with no preparation and is shown as it is during her exciting and riveting shows.
5. Charlotte de Witte
Charlotte de Witte is relatively new to the EDM scene and is very young, but she is making a great impact in the scene. She performed crunchy techno without all the frills. Her sets are you see what you get style, and she is sure to bring a life-changing experience to you.
She is already traveling worldwide in promoting her music. Charlotte de Witte has become one of the most popular names at EDM music festivals worldwide and packs out spaces. She has invited some of the top DJs on stage with her, showcasing her popularity further.
The electronic dance music world has a bright and meaningful future ahead of it. This future can be headlined by the many powerful and talented women in the scene. Women should not be afraid to stand up for themselves and their talents in the EDM world, no matter who stands against them. Women have made just as much of an impact as men have to truly bring the EDM world to what it is today and in helping it continue to grow. Find one of the women’s shows listed above to truly experience their amazing talents for yourself.
Hamed Wardak currently splits his time between his home in New York City and On the island of Puerto Rico. (Hamed) Wardak is the son of a former defense minister for Afghanistan. Hamed Wardak is an entrepreneur and recently joined the techno music world, creating, producing, and performing his new artistry in underground techno clubs all over the world. Hamed Wardak is known as Valen of Wicked.