To celebrate International Women’s Day, The Rainbow Venues picked out their top 5 female DJ’s to look out for in 2016:
Swedish talent Ida Engberg is an internationally recognised DJ with a discerning ear for techno house music. Having DJ’d since the age of 14, Ida Engberg started gaining recognition in 2007, after joining Adam Beyer’s techno institution Drumcode. When Ida Engber went b2b with Adam Beyer in The Blackbox back in July 2015, it went off!
Birmingham born Barely Legal brings a fusion of genres to the dance, gaining recognition from major underground platforms, including BBC 1Xtra and grime legend Wiley. One of the fastest growing talents in British underground music, Barely Legal has churned out mixes with her eclectic twist and represents a fresh sound in the industry. Gun fingers in the air are whenever Barely Legal performs.
THE BLACK MADONNA
A glorious technician behind the DJ decks, The Black Madonna gained her recognition through her full-spirited and dynamic sets. Playing a variety of house music, from disco to techno, The Black Madonna’s infectious energy and talent has made her a crowd favourite. We guarantee you’ll be seeing her on all the 2016 line-ups.
Born in a small Ukrainian village, Nastia is a self-taught talent who started off as a promoter and radio host in 2006. Since then, Nastia has featured across various radio stations in Europe, including KISS FM Ukraine and now even has her own vinyl label.
Russian born DJ Julia Govor lent her talent to underground clubs in Moscow for years and has honed her distinct sound from her inspiration of techno artists. After moving to New York, in 2016 Julia Govor has performed alongside the likes of Richie Hawtin and Sven Vath and has seen support from the likes of Pete Tong for her upcoming releases on the Cocoon label.