One glance at the music videos for EDM, and the one thing that is quite apparent is the beautiful selection of models. Usually you’ve got the DJ or producer in the video doing his thing on the turntables. Then you look out into the crowd and see a bunch of models dancing, having fun, and just doing their job, looking hot.
There is nothing wrong with having beautiful models parading around and having the time of their life, but it sends the message that EDM is a male dominated arena. The only presence of women is when they are either a model or singing on the track, but that isn’t the reality of the EDM scene. There are female DJ’s out there that are killing it on the turntables and making crowds go crazy, but you seldom hear about those leading ladies of EDM.
The leading ladies of EDM are fierce young women that are technically trained and could “out DJ” some of the best male DJ’s in the EDM scene. They may not get much coverage or recognition in the mainstream EDM circuit, but female DJ’s aren’t a mysterious myth. They exist. You just have to do some research to find them.
Believe it or not, there are a lot of females out there that do more than singing on EDM tracks. The first time I ever saw a female DJ was when I had the pleasure of going to Ultra Nate’s monthly Deep Sugar event in Baltimore, Maryland. I was completely shocked when I walked into the club and saw a female not just singing on the mic, but giving shout outs and spinning the turntables in a state of euphoria.