You won’t believe this, but not a single woman graces the Top 100 DJs of the year listed on DJ Mag. Given that the world’s population consists of 50% females, many of whom make music…why is there such a conspicuous absence of ladies on the DJ lists?
We all know they’re out there – and not just gracing the album covers in lingerie. Historically, though, women have been discouraged and disparaged for trying to get behind the deck. In a male-dominated industry, chicks have struggled for decades to earn the right to produce great tunes and be recognized for it. Once the novelty of seeing a woman spin wears off, jealousy takes over and guys want to hog the space. Sad, but true.
There are a few reasons behind this weird social dichotomy in the land of EDM. One is that women lack the same confidence as men because they’ve traditionally received less support in the arts. They’re more likely to be modest about their brilliant musicianship, being encouraged instead to pursue stable, caring professions such as teaching and nursing.