Currently, the highest-paid DJs in the world are all men. Talk about a
snooze sausage fest. On the flip-side, reports on female DJs and producers are speculative at best. It’s an unfortunate reality that the majority of tunes we send climbing up the charts have, more or less, been largely produced by men. Acts like NERVO and Rebecca & Fiona are working to disrupt the scene, but change like this is not an overnight thing. It’s through headstrong acts and collectives like Brookyn’s DISCWOMAN that elevate the women tirelessly hustling out there to new heights.
Created in 2014 by Frankie Hutchinson, Emma Burgess-Olson, and Christine Tran, DISCWOMAN, according to Tran, “Is a platform showcasing and representing the wealth of female-identified DJ talent in the electronic-music community.” It’s a feminist revolution spun over thumping beats by women, for women. Ahead, meet five of its producers that put the power in Girl Power.