10 Influential Women Leading Electronic Music Right Now

As we enter Women’s History Month, it’s the perfect time to support amazing female musicians. Luckily, we’ve made the search pretty easy for you.

A guest post by Angela Mastrogiacomo by Soundfly.

Every year we celebrate Women’s Month in March. While technically every month deserves to celebrate the contributions of women in the creative industries, there are so many women dominating the electronic music space right now that we were eager to put together this list.

We’ve tried to showcase women from all corners of electronic music – from the chilliest vibes to the hardest hitting dance beats – as well as different cultures, each expressing something truly unique within the musical community and doing so at a remarkably high level.

Whether you love electronic music or not, we hope you discover new artists and deepen your love for those you’ve already listened to.

Let’s start with someone very special for Soundfly…

1.Jlin

Jlin has been called one of the hottest producers of our generation – male or female – and there’s a good reason for that. With 100% original material, Jlin quickly rose to fame with a first release on Planet Mu’s Bangs & Works Vol 2. compilation in 2011 with his tracks “Erotic Heat” and “Asylum”. The former track was used in a Rick Owens fashion show in 2014, which helped boost his influence with designers and fans alike.

What makes Jlin such a powerful and inspiring force is her unique ability to unify sound and movement through her music, often collaborating with dancers and choreographers, and leading the charge on the game stage. Chicago Legs as one of the few female producers of the genre. Beyond her raw talent, what really sets her apart is her all-encompassing philosophy of music-making and her commitment to helping others grow in their art, which makes her a true icon.

We wanted to capture these philosophies and processes at work in our brand new online course with Jlin! If you’re a producer or beatmaker looking for inspiration and invigoration in your sound, and confirmation that you’re worthy and on the right track as an artist, check out Soundfly’s Jlin: rhythm, variation and vulnerability.

2. Yu Su

Yu Su is the multicultural electronic artist you need to know. Possessing a special talent for blending cultures, bringing East and West together in an organic and intriguing way, Yu Su was born in Henan province in central China, but moved to Vancouver in her youth, where she discovered her passion for electronic music. Bringing her own multicultural influence and creativity to audiences, she inspires a new generation of music makers who follow those same identity-bending footsteps.

3. Pauline Anna Strom

Let’s hear from Pauline Anna Strom, who although she got her start in the 1980s, had an extraordinary career later in life, proving that even after a 30-year break, you really can chase your dreams at any age. . Sadly, Strom passed away in 2020, but her legacy continues with new releases and archives released recently.

Strom is a standout artist to put on this list, not just for his music, but proof that you’re never too old to follow your dreams.

4. Ulla

Already attracting the attention of taste-creating media, Ulla’s latest release, Unlimited framework, describes what Fork calls “reverberating guitar melodies with subtle electronic sound design and hazy atmospheres” for an ambient sound you can’t ignore. It’s subtle yet enveloping – and while it may sound cliché to say, his music has been said to feel living; a feeling that only becomes clearer once you listen to yourself.

That’s what makes her such an important woman to notice – it’s an almost obsessive attention to her art of creating entire worlds out of her music, while continually taking the listener on a journey of love. – clean – what is it, and above all, how to achieve it?

5. Peril

Russian-born, Berlin-based artist Perila is another force in the world of ambient electronic music. What sets hers apart, however, is the way she takes everyday sonic moments and turns them into soft, curious works of art, music you can’t help but try to find yourself in. sneak in to understand (even if, as she says, it is meant to be as abstract as it is intimate).

It was this emphasis on intimacy that caught our attention. The way she takes everyday sounds and infuses them into her music to create music that makes you feel. She is well aware that everyone hears music differently and feels inspired by different sounds, and she aims to deliver that inspiration and captivation no matter who you are.

6. Tammy Lakkis

Tammy Lakkis has already caught the attention of NPR for not only incredibly catchy tracks that are ready for the dance floor, but a smart and playful approach to his music. A quick listen to its diverse catalog will have you planning summer pool parties just for the chance to blast those songs,

Beyond the upbeat music, Lakkis, whose parents emigrated from Lebanon, has said in the past that an inspiration for her was helping first-generation immigrants chart their own path. She explains that because many feel the pressure to assimilate into American culture, they end up depriving themselves of establishing and creatively pursuing their own stories.

7. Anz

Known for her genre-bending music that draws deeply on black cultural history, UK-based artist Anz is as inspiring as she is innovative. (After all, with his EP, Every hour, each track corresponds to a different time of day, so you can listen according to your mood. You gotta admit, that’s pretty cool.)

Regarding her latest album, she said that this music is about showing who she is as a producer and what went into creating the music she makes. Showcasing her own culture and history is just one way she does that.

8. Maral

Embracing her Iranian heritage and blending folk field recordings into her music in a truly organic way, LA-based artist Maral leads the way with her recordings, her unforgettable live performances and the way she embraces her own culture through that inspiration and those captivating, curious field recordings.

9. Suzi Analog

Whenever an artist who has reached a certain level of success uses this platform to help artists who are still working their way to the top, you have to take that into consideration. Suzi Analogue does this with her label, Never Normal Records, to highlight upcoming artists on her blog. Additionally, she has worked as a cultural ambassador for the United States through the Next Level Hip-Hop Diplomacy program.

10. Anja Schneider

Anja Schneider has made a name for itself for over a decade and now helps up-and-coming producers through its imprint, SoUs Music. She describes SoUs Music as a “creative project where anything is possible and everyone is invited”, and for any creation that makes its way in the industry, we all know how powerful it can be to have a mentor. by his side.


Angela Mastrogiacomo is the founder of Muddy Paw PR, where her artists have been placed on Alternative Press, Spotify, Noisey, Substream, and more, as well as the Community and Events Director for Music Launch Co. Her free “Reaching an Audience More wide without Spending A Dime’ helps emerging artists stand out and gain exposure to fans and industry influencers in just a few steps. She loves baking, a good book, and hanging out with her dog Sawyer.