15 of the Best Female DJs around the World

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15 Female DJs Dominating the Industry Today

As the industry has evolved over the years, the world has seen a significant increase in the amount of female DJs taking center stage.

Long gone are the days where the acclaimed title of a ‘DJ’ was exclusively reserved for men.

In today’s article, we celebrate the incredible success of some of the most talented and best female DJs who are filling the dancefloors globally, paving the way for a new generation of female DJs to take the industry by storm.

Despite the challenges of breaking into a male-dominated industry, these exceptional female DJs have overcome gender stereotypes and in turn, inspired others to follow in their footsteps. From techno to house to EDM, female DJs are leaving a lasting mark. 

The female DJs in the list are headlining some of the world’s biggest festivals and events, breaking records and being named in the famous Top 100 DJ list by DjMag

In a change of pace from our usual content, in this article we celebrate the achievements of some of the most talented female DJs in the world. Through their stories, we hope to inspire the next generation of female DJs and continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in this incredible industry.


1. Charlotte De Witte

The Best Female DJs - 15 Top Women DJs Dominating the Industry

Charlotte de Witte, a true techno force to be reckoned with.

The popular Belgian DJ and producer has gained global recognition for her unique style (and performances) of acid and dark techno, with her sets often sending shockwaves through the dance.

Not only an accomplished artist, but somewhat of a poster child of a global techno movement. She pushes the boundaries of what it means to be a techno DJ and stands at the forefront of the techno scene. 

Her style, often described as “dark and stripped-back,” showcases her ability to create a powerful atmosphere that draws her audience in and leaves them mesmerized.

Her unique style builds upon the rich legacy of the Belgian rave culture as well as incorporating her own unique sound that captivates audiences around the world.

On top of this, as the founder and owner of the renowned KNTXT label, she has solidified her place in the music scene and her influence continues to grow. The future looks bright for Charlotte de Witte, and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.


2. Peggy Gou

The Best Female DJs - 15 Top Women DJs Dominating the Industry

Peggy Gou, a true rising star in the world of electronic sound.

The Korean artist has captured the hearts (and ears) of underground techno circuits with her mesmerizing mixes and ever-evolving sounds. Gou’s style is a fusion of various culture-shifting musical influences, resulting in an ear-catching combination of dark, pulsing house and techno that features dance-worthy yet abstract compositions.

On top of her captivating live performances, Gou also has a deep talent for producing music, shipping many conceptual electronic records for a handful of top labels. And if all that wasn’t enough, she owns and operates Gudu Records, her own independent record label that focuses on cutting-edge sounds from undiscovered artists.

Her creativity has earned her a reputation as a highly sought-after DJ in the industry, and as she continues on her musical voyage, we can expect to see even more boundary-pushing work from Peggy Gou.


3. Mariana Bo

The Best Female DJs - 15 Top Women DJs Dominating the Industry

Mariana Bo, often referred to as the finest female DJ, musician, and producer from Mexico, is known for her unique style that blends electronic music with the violin.

She plays the instrument during her high-energy electronic performances, creating a truly unique musical experience.

She discovered her love for electronic music during her career as a violinist, then started to experiment with a combination of electronic mixes and classical tones and variants. This eventually led her to develop her own signature style that showcases her artistic personality and sharp aesthetic sense, unmatched by anyone else.

Mariana’s influences incorporate a diverse range of different electronic genres, including Big Room, EDM, Minimal and Tech House, among many others. On top of this, she has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry, resulting in some unforgettable collaborations and performances for her audience.


4. Amelie Lens

The Best Female DJs - 15 Top Women DJs Dominating the Industry

Amelie Lens, a DJ and producer hailing from Belgium, has quickly risen from obscurity to become one of the most sought-after artists in the industry.

Her tireless work ethic, cool-headedness on stage, ability to connect with the crowd, and incredible skills in the studio have catapulted her to the top of the game in record time.

Her debut release on Italian label Lyase generated massive buzz, and she seized the opportunity to continue releasing one techno hit after another, quickly gaining the attention of the biggest names in the techno scene.

Meanwhile, she launched her own event series, EXHALE, which has expanded globally and regularly takes over prestigious venues such as London’s Fabric and festivals like Creamfields, OFFSonar, Dour, and Extrema.

With Amelie’s unstoppable drive and passion for dance floor domination, she’s only just getting started and is poised for even greater success in the years to come.


5. NERVO

The Best Female DJs - 15 Top Women DJs Dominating the Industry

NERVO, the Australian powerhouse DJ duo made up of twin sisters Olivia (Liv) and Miriam (Mim).

After an early debut in modeling, they followed their true passion and started their career as songwriters. The pair’s breakthrough moment was co-writing the Grammy-winning track “When Love Takes Over” for musical giants David Guetta and Kelly Rowland.

Since then, they have created their own unique sound in the electronic music genre and have become an unstoppable force in the industry.

Known for their electrifying live performances, NERVO has graced the stages of the world’s biggest festivals such as Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, and EDC.

Their non-stop schedule takes them around the world, performing and spreading their infectious energy and love for music. The fearless duo have deep understanding of the music industry and have become one of the most in-demand and beloved DJ duos in the world.


6. Alison Wonderland 

The Best Female DJs - 15 Top Women DJs Dominating the Industry

Alison Wonderland, an Australian DJ, producer, and singer, has taken the electronic dance music scene by storm, earning a place on DJMag’s Top 100 DJ list multiple times.

Her performances and music are nothing short of electrifying, earning her two consecutive #1 spots on the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart.

With sold-out arenas across the globe and headlining performances at the biggest festivals in the world, including Coachella, she became the highest billed female DJ in Coachella’s history. Her music has garnered over 500 million streams, making her one of the most successful female artists in the industry.

In addition to her musical achievements, Alison is a vocal advocate for mental health and regularly shares her own experiences with her fans.


7. Deborah De Luca

The Best Female DJs - 15 Top Women DJs Dominating the Industry

Deborah De Luca is an Italian female DJ and a recognizable name in the world of techno music.

Hailing from the tough neighborhood located on the outskirts of Naples, she has faced numerous challenges only to emerge as a highly successful and revered DJ. 

Her records are globally recognized for a certain blend of hard techno and minimal sounds. Her music carries an infusion of her signature style that reflects her passion and stalwart personality. 

De Luca’s tight and technically nuanced performances have solidified her with a reputation as one of the most prominent spear-heads in the techno community. She often picks up sets at the world’s most distinguished clubs and events, where she will be found captivating crowds with her electrifying performances. A truly unique artist that deserves all the attention she’s receiving. 


8. Rezz

The Best Female DJs - 15 Top Women DJs Dominating the Industry

Isabelle Rezazadeh, also known as Rezz, is a Canadian DJ and record producer hailing from Ontario.

Making her major debut in 2015 with the release of her EP, “Insurrection,” on the world-class Nest HQ, a sub label of Skrillex’s OWSLA. Following the debut’s major success, she was officially signed to legendary record label, mau5trap, where she then released several more records that have skyrocketed her to fame.

Rezz has stamped her name on the industry bringing with her a distinctive and moody, dark production style. Her ensemble blends sharp electronic sounds with ear-catching melodies that leave the dance floor craving more. 

As of the time of writing, she has amassed over 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone. Her immense talent and unique sound have allowed her to pave the way for the next generation of female DJs and artists. The future looks promising for Rezz as she continues to captivate audiences with her music.


9. Nora En Pure

The Best Female DJs - 15 Top Women DJs Dominating the Industry

Nora En Pure, the South African born deep house DJ and producer who’s now based in Switzerland first gained recognition in 2013 with her single “Come With Me“.

Since then, she has built a name for herself as a global name in the deep house scene, with her passionate fanbase often referring to her as the Queen of deep house.

Since she gained her initial recognition, Pure’s gone from strength to strength, mastering her craft by delivering sets packed full of enchanting soundscapes and high-energy performances. Her unique ability to blend disparate sounds, organic tones and emotive piano melodies have set her apart in a cutthroat industry.  

Aside from sending shockwaves through the dancefloor, she launched her own record label, Purified Records, back in 2019.

The label works alongside her events brand and showcases music from top producers around the globe. Nora En Pure continues to be a driving force in the deep house circuit, captivating audiences with her unique and spellbinding output.


10. MATTN

The Best Female DJs - 15 Top Women DJs Dominating the Industry

MATTN, a trailblazing artist from Belgium, is among the few women making a significant impact in the EDM scene.

She regularly headlines major dance festivals like Tomorrowland, driven by an insatiable hunger for dance music.

As the first female artist to feature on Smash The House, MATTN’s musical ability stands out over and above her gender. With exceptional production skills and prowess on the decks, she’s poised to make a name for herself as one of the hottest young female artists on the electronic circuit.

MATTN’s unique sound comprises arena-worthy beats and exciting melodies that effortlessly capture audiences worldwide, setting her apart as an artist with her own distinct style.

Despite her air of mystery, there’s no denying the force behind her music, which continues to captivate and inspire fans across the globe.


11. Miss K8

The Best Female DJs - 15 Top Women DJs Dominating the Industry

Miss K8, real name Kateryna Kremko, is a global hardcore phenom hailing from Kyiv, Ukraine.

The Ukrainian female DJ has made a serious name for herself throughout hardcore dance circuit. Her debut came in 2012 with the release of “Unforgettable” on no other than the Masters of Hardcore imprint.

Fast forward, Miss K8 has been consistently refining her skills, releasing a range of albums and singles that are tailor-made for hardcore dance enthusiasts.

K8 frequently performs at some of the worlds biggest and baddest hardcore dance events, including Masters of Hardcore, Dominator, SYNDICATE and many more. As a regular fixture on the Top 100 DJ list, Miss K8 never fails to deliver high-energy and electrifying performances to her loyal fanbase around the world.


12. Honey Dijon

The Best Female DJs - 15 Top Women DJs Dominating the Industry

Honey Dijon is a talented American female DJ, producer, and electronic music expert, renowned for her bold style that seamlessly blends various genres.

Her instinctive and versatile sound has captivated audiences across the globe, as she dazzles both the club and fashion circuits.

With her unique approach, Honey Dijon has carved a distinct niche for herself in the world of underground electronic music, known for her exquisitely curated cross-genre sets that create total dance-floor chaos wherever she performs.

While she takes inspiration from her hometown of Chicago’s musical roots, Honey Dijon is not defined by them, and her reputation for creating forward-thinking creations continues to grow.

Beyond her music career, Honey Dijon is a vocal advocate for trans rights and awareness. As a black trans woman DJ in the dance music industry, she draws from her personal experiences to speak out and promote equality.


13. Le Twins

The Best Female DJs - 15 Top Women DJs Dominating the Industry

Karen and Karla de la Garza, known better as Le Twins, are two (twin) sisters hailing from Monterrey, Mexico, who have been passionate about music since childhood.

What sets them apart from other artists is their exceptional blend of live singing, live instruments, and DJ sets that effortlessly transition from bass and trap to EDM.

In addition to their captivating live performances, Le Twins have also signed tracks and remixes with esteemed labels such as Spinnin’ and Republic, showcasing their versatility in creating genre-defying music that adapts to any venue while retaining their signature sound.

Le Twins have made history as the first Latin American DJs to perform at Tomorrowland and Ushuaïa Ibiza, and have gained the support of industry heavyweights. With their impressive musical skills and unique style, Le Twins are undeniably making their mark on the dance music world.


14. KAKA

The Best Female DJs - 15 Top Women DJs Dominating the Industry

DJ KAKA, real name 李奕可 (Li Yike), is a prominent female DJ from Harbin, Heilongjiang, China.

She made her professional debut in 2008 and has been a pioneer for female DJs in China ever since. In 2015, she won the Pioneer DJ championship, which gave her global recognition. DJ KAKA’s incredible work ethic and skill led her to become the first Chinese DJ to enter the world’s Top100 DJ leaderboard.

Besides her passion for music, DJ KAKA has also dabbled in China’s high fashion world and has appeared in fashion week events.

In 2021, she expanded her skills by learning music production and released her debut track ‘Needs’ followed by several other inspiring tracks. DJ KAKA’s versatility and dedication continue to propel her to new heights in the industry.


15. Maya Jane Coles

The Best Female DJs - 15 Top Women DJs Dominating the Industry

Maya Jane Coles, the musical virtuoso of British-Japanese descent, has undoubtedly solidified her position as a noteworthy artist and female DJ in the global music scene.

Her meteoric rise to the top of the industry is evidenced by her presence as an icon in the realm of top DJs, having been featured on the covers of over 20 magazines and having performed in more than 40 countries across the globe.

Her early influences were diverse and eclectic, a reflection of the musical styles that were frequently played at home. From dub to punk to soul to jazz to world to classical music, Maya’s upbringing was steeped in an immersive musical environment that she would eventually call influence from to fuel her own creative production.

She started writing and performing her own music and honing her craft in various aspects of the music-making process, from composing and performing to mixing and mastering. She has even been known to create her own original artwork for her releases.

Fast forward to today, she boasts an impressive following of 3 million fans on her Soundcloud page alone.

Her accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as she has won numerous industry awards (such as MixMag’s ‘Breakthrough DJ of the Year’), truly solidifying herself as a leading figure in the underground electronic circuit.


The Best Female DJs – Conclusion

Well there you have it, 15 of the best female DJs that are dominating the industry today.

It’s no secret that the world of djing has undergone a major transformation over the past decade with the rise of female DJs taking center stage.

These on this list have proven their mettle as true pioneers and trailblazers in a male-dominated industry, with many other newer DJ names who we will see in years to come. 

From the mesmerizing cinematic soundscapes of Nora En Pure to the trap-infused sets of Le Twins, each of these female DJs has their own unique style and approach to music.

With their incredible work ethic, skill and dedication to their craft, these female DJs have smashed the glass ceiling and gained global recognition, awards and millions of fans. Their contributions have not only reshaped the music industry but have also inspired a new generation of aspiring female DJs to follow in their footsteps. 

We hope this article has not only educated and inspired you, but demonstrated that it’s never too late to learn how to DJ, continually improve to become a better DJ and achieve greatness as a women DJ in this day and age.


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Thomas Smith
Thomas Smith
As Visionary and Chief Editor of 122BPM, Thomas is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of music pioneers. With a degree in Music and 10 years industry experience, Thomas is now shaping 122BPM as the central hub for music and audio education.
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