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LADY PRODUCERS

Naomi Elizabeth is a multidisciplinary artist who gained a reputation for posting alluring music videos on Youtube. DIY is a large part of her work as her music and videos are

seemingly self- produced. For the most part her creative process remains unknown. 

You can't talk about lady producers without mentioning Grimes

who writes,

performs and produces all of her music. With no real training she has shaped her own method of music making. She works with the gear available to her, admitting to using Garageband to record her album Visions. 

Laura Sisk has the ears behind numerous pop hits of the past decade. As the sound engineer behind many Grammy-award winning albums, you've definitely heard her work before. Her discography is phenomenally impressive and varied - having worked on albums for Taylor Swift, Lorde, tUnE-yArDs, Sigur Ros, P!nk, Eminem, and SO many more. On this album, Santigold also worked as a producer on most of the tracks.

With an upcoming tour with Princess Nokia, a recent gig at New York Fashion Week with inclusive designer Chromat, and her own label, Suzi Analogue holds a spot as one of the most influential artists in underground electronic and hip-hop. She writes and produces all of her music, played Moogfest, has taught workshops at Yale, and worked with the UN. Do not sleep on Suzi Analogue - you never know what she'll be up to next.

Artist, musician, and director - Laurie Anderson has done it all in regards to experimenting with sounds and visuals. She created her own experimental electronic instruments for her music in the '80s. Since, Laurie Anderson has stayed very involved in the art, music, and cinema worlds. Her most popular work is the 8-minute long "O Superman" which nearly topped charts at it's release.

Best known for producing the theme song for Doctor Who, Delia Derbyshire was an English electronic music composer who worked for the BBC  creating music for television in the 60's. This track was written for an episode of "Out of the Unknown". The voices are reversed and the Oo's were created using a wobbulator, a piece of equipment that does wave sweeps. The track was sampled in Die Antwoord's song "Hey Sexy."

VIRNA LINDT

There's a shockingly limited amount of information on Virna Lindt out there - however she seems to be a very strong influence on music both past and present. One article by LTM Recordings credited her as the originator of the "retro-lounge movement" and that's probably the best way to describe her music. She created her albums with just one other person, Tot Taylor.

As half of the Japanese duo Cibo Matto, Yuka Honda is credited for sampling, sequencing, playing synthesizer, singing backing vocals and producing several of their albums. Outside of Cibo Matto, she has  produced albums for Sean Lennon, Maki Nomiya, Mia Sakamoto, Martha Wainwright, and her own solo work including this song "I Dream About You" from her 2004 album Eucademix

With a background in more traditional musical styles, Jessy Lanza has taken her knowledge of music and incredible vocal range to create R&B inspired electronic music with a fierce attitude. She has worked as a co-producer on all of her albums.

SIOUXSIE SIOUX

Susan Janet Ballion or Siouxsie Sioux grew up in London listening to bands like the Sex Pistols but started to focus on her own music in 1976 when she formed Siouxsie and the Banshees. She began producing later in her career to further control the outcome of her music. In collaboration with Budgie, Siouxsie produced many albums in the 90's as The Creatures including this track, "2nd Floor."

Three albums in, Laurel Halo still brings genuine eeriness to her experimental electronic tracks. She has worked in collaboration with the likes of John Cale and Julia Holter - having gained a significant place in the music world during her decade of production. She regularly DJs on the radio in Berlin and recently created a mix for Discwoman.