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The 25 Best Female DJs In The World

What do you think of when you hear the word “DJ?”

You might imagine a guy in a club with one headphone on his ear and one hand bopping up and down.

Or, perhaps you think of today’s famous artists like Calvin Harris, David Guetta, or Marshmello.

Chances are, you probably envision a man every time the word “DJ” comes up in conversation.

It’s true that men have dominated the DJ industry for quite some time.

However, it may come as a shock to some, but many of the trending DJs in today’s EDM scene are actually women.

So, to bring you up to speed on who’s who, we’ve rounded up the best female DJs in the world right now, so you can see who’s dominating the female DJ scene.

 

The 25 Best Female DJs 2021

Here’s our list of the 25 best female DJs in the world:

 

1. Nervo

 

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Topping the list of female EDM DJs is Nervo, a Grammy Award-winning twin sister duo of Olivia and Miriam Nervo.

These talented twins were born in Melbourne, Australia, on February 18, 1982.

At age 16, they worked as models for the Australian Chadwick Models Agency, kickstarting their career in the limelight.

They switched gears at 18 and signed a contract with Song/ATV Music Publishing.

The two have written songs for Afro Jack, Ke$ha, The Pussycat Dolls, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, David Gutta, and Kelly Rowland.

They’ve performed at popular music festivals, such as Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, EDC, and countless others.

 

2. MATTN

Another top female DJ is Anouk Matton (known as “MATTN”). Anouk is from Antwerp, Belgium, and is also married to another famous DJ, Dimitri Vegas.

This 28-year-old former model began her career in 2015 and now works under the Smash the House record label.

She ranks as #2 among female DJs and has graced the stage at Europe’s biggest EDM festivals, from Tomorrowland and Sunburn to Creamfields UK and House of Madness.

She is widely known for remixes, such as “Girlz Wanna Have Fun,” and has partnered with artists including Paris Hilton and the powerful Futuristic Polar Bears.

 

3. Charlotte De Witte

The third-ranked female DJ in the world is Charlotte De Witte (Raving George) from Ghent, Belgium.

Her techno trance hits and presence have rocketed her to fame after stepping onto the scene in 2010 and releasing several EPs under Bad Life and Crux record labels.

She released a hit single, “You’re Mine,” featuring artist Oscar and the Wolf in 2015 and was named EDM.com’s Best Music Producers of 2020.

De Witte also founded her own record label, KNTXT, which hosts artists Chris Leibing, Monoloc, and Alignment. She is also engaged to popular Italian DJ and producer Enrico Sangiuliano.

 

4. Amelie Lens

 

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Another one of the top Techno DJs of today is the 31-year-old producer and Lenske record label owner, Amelie Lens.

She was born on May 31, 1990, in Vilvoorde, Belgium, and has been active in the industry since 2014.

After her debut EP was released under Italian Lyase Recordings, she’s become a household name among EDM music fans.

This musical release led to a valuable partnership with Berlin duo, Pan-Pot, and collaboration on their release, Second State.

Eventually, her song, “Exhale,” became its own imprint and helped her gain exposure at regular showcases at Extrema, OFFSonar, and Creamfields music festivals.

 

5. Mariana Bo

 

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Mariano Bo comes in at #5 in the world for best female DJs and is known as the only female musician and producer from Mexico.

In her younger days, she trained as a classical violinist, giving her a classical edge. She released her first single, “Kolkata,” under Spinnin Records, which led to success.

Her style varies, from Deep House and Progressive to Future House and EDM.

The 30-year-old star has appeared at various popular music festivals, including Belgium’s Daydream Festival, Mayan Madness, Electric Planet, and Germany’s Airbeat One, and has collaborated with artists like Don Diablo, Rehab, and David Gutta.

 

6. Soda

Hwang So-hee, otherwise known as “DJ Soda,” is a 35-year-old DJ from South Korea known for her exceptional electronic and hip hop.

She embarked on her DJ career in 2013, and in 2015, she started touring the world with the Korea World DJ festival.

The following year, she released her EP, Closer, under Warner Music Group and eventually received the Korea Hallyu Grand Prize

Soda has performed at S20 Songkran Music Festival in Bangkok, Thailand, Ultra Music Festival Korea, and other esteemed festivals.

Some of her collaborations include Sistar, Psycho Boys Club, Kyroman, and Walshy Fire. She’s currently working under the Highline Entertainment record label.

 

7. Alison Wonderland

 

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Alexandra Margo Sholler‘s stage name is “Alison Wonderland,” and she has collaborations with Lorde, The Weeknd, and Mad Decent.

She was born on September 27th, 1986, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, where she studied cello and played bass guitar in indie rock groups.

In 2012, she toured with the Parklife Music Festival and, in 2014, signed with EMI Music Australia.

Since then, she’s released several hit singles, topping the Hype Machine charts and ARIA Singles charts.

In 2017, she earned New Artist of the Year at the Electronic Music Awards and, last year, appeared in Underplayed, a music documentary.

 

8. Rezz

 

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Isabelle Rezazadeh (Rezz) was born in Ukraine but is now known as a 26-year-old Canadian DJ and record producer from Niagra Falls, Ontario.

She started her career at age 16, beginning to write her own material. She caught the attention of popular EDM artist Skrillex and soon produced and released songs on Soundcloud.

Eventually, she joined Deadmau5’s record label, Mau5trap, and released an EP called Something Wrong Here, which ranked #19 on Billboard’s Dance charts in the U.S.

Rezz is also one of the female DJs featured in the documentary, Underplayed. Some of her famous collabs include Dove Cameron, deadmau5, and Underoath.

 

9. Miss K8

 

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Miss K8 is the stage name of Kateryna Kremko, a talented DJ born and raised in Kyviv, Ukraine.

She won The Juno Awards’ Electronic Album of the Year twice and has taken the stage at various popular music festivals such as Masters of Hardcore, Dominator, SYNDICATE, and Defqon 1.

These significant shows, along with collaborations with Angerfist, have led to skyrocketing exposure and recognition within the past few years.

Although she took some time off because of pregnancy in 2019, she has returned stronger than ever, securing the #9 spot in DJMag’s Top 100 list and commanding the stage.

 

10. Nina Kraviz

 

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Nina Kraviz is the #1 female DJ in Russia, #6 in Europe, and #10 in the world right now.

She grew up in Irkutsk, Siberia, Russia, and first focused on studying dentistry until her music started to gain traction.

She started getting noticed in 2005 and was accepted into the Red Bull Music Academy in Seattle, WA.

She began playing regular venues in 2008, and later, in 2012, she released an album under the Rekids record label.

She earned the title of Best Female Artist (Underground) in 2018 and has written music for Cyberpunk 2077, the video game, and the PXO99: 100 Years of Columbia compilation.

 

11. Mandy

 

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Mandy Praet is a 24-year-old Belgian DJ specializing in the hardstyle genre.

She began djing back in 2013 with a fierce passion for proving that girls can spin just as good as the guys.

At 16, Praet started playing in nearby clubs, which eventually led to a deal with a Hard Dance imprint ‘Dirty Workz.’

She’s showcased her talent across the world at some of the most popular music festivals, including Defqon1, Dreamfields Mexico, and Q-base.

Mandy has released groundbreaking songs, including her 2017 hit, Raggadrop, B*itch Is Back with MC DV8, and a popular remix of Tiesto’s Jackie Chan.

 

12. Peggy Gou

Peggy Gou was born in Incheon, South Korea, on July 3, 1991, but now lives in Berlin, Germany.

This 30-year-old top female DJ learned the craft from one of her friends and has since become an Asian leader in the industry.

She’s played alongside world-famous acts such as Moodymann, DJ Koze, and The Blessed Madonna and has secured time slots at Coachella, Ibiza, Primavera Sound, and Virgil Abloh’s Off-White fashion show.

Her song, “It Makes You Forget (Itgehane),” received the Best Track at the AIM Independent Music Awards and was selected to be part of the FIFA 2019 music list.

 

13. RayRay

 

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RayRay is a Taiwanese native who has made a splash in the EDM world.

She was the winner (and only female competitor) of the 2013 Red Bull Thre3style DJ competition and even represented her country in the International DJ Championship in Toronto, Canada.

She’s also collaborated with various artists, including Dober, Curbi, Yellowclaw, and Skellism, and has released music on different labels, from Spinnin’ Records to Musical Freedom.

Her extensive experience includes performing at well-known music festivals and venues, from The Sonar Music Festival in Barcelona to the Glastonbury UK Festival, as well as having her tracks used in a variety of films.

 

14. Krewella

 

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Krewella is an EDM band consisting of sisters, Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf, and formerly their producer, Kristopher Trindl (who sadly left them in 2014).

The group is originally from Northbrook, IL, and started performing in 2007. 2011 brought their first record label contract with Monstercat and an assortment of singles and EPs.

Their second single, “Alive,” earned a prestigious spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The duo has also played as headliners for various events, from the Ultra Music Festival and Stereosonic to the Sunburn Festival and Spring Awakening, and collaborated with other famous artists.

 

15. Deborah De Luca

 

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Deborah De Luca was born in Scampia, Napoli, Italy, in 1980 and currently is the #1 woman DJ in the country.

She originally pursued fashion design early on in her life, but she soon determined that wasn’t her passion.

After waitressing and dancing for what seemed like forever, she was finally signed by Sola_mente Records in 2013.

This led to a full-fledged DJ career, allowing her to play across the world.

De Luca has collaborated with DJ Simi and Giorgio Rusconi, and she was nominated for Best Female Artist in the Techno genre at the 33rd Annual International Dance Music Awards in 2019.

 

16. Anna Lunoe

 

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Anna Lunoe is yet another Australian DJ who also sings, writes, and produces her own songs. Although she was born in Syndey, Australia, she now resides in Los Angeles, California.

She eventually was the first woman DJ for Ministry of Sound Australia, and her song, “Real Talk,” made #1 on the Beatport Indie Dance Chart for four months straight.

She’s played countless shows at the hottest festivals in the world, Electric Daisy Carnival and Coachella, to name a couple.

Lunoe has also collaborated with stars such as The Weeknd, Drake, and Elton John and currently hosts a weekly broadcast: “Anna Lunoe Presents: HYPERHOUSE.”

 

17. Sam Divine

Sam Divine entered the scene later than most at 21 years old, but she’s proven herself an EDM force to be reckoned with.

She learned her skills in her mother’s garden shed, and after entering a DJ competition, she launched her career.

She signed with the Defected record label as an artist in 2009. Divine has played Tomorrowland, Eastern Electrics, Creamfields, SW4, and We Are FSTVL events, as well as various clubs in Ibiza in her years of experience and launched her own label “D-Vine Sounds” in 2015.

She also received a #1 ranking on iTunes’ Dance chart for her “Sam Divine In The House” compilation.

 

18. ANNA

 

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ANNA was born in Brazil but is currently living and working out of Barcelona, Spain.

As a young 14-year-old, she learned the craft in her father’s nightclub.

Through hard work and determination amidst financial struggle, she made a promising future for herself in the dance music business.

She’s had the pleasure of performing at Paris’s Rex Club, Movement Detroit, Ultra Resistance, Awakenings Festival, Tobacco Dock, and even the Rainbow Serpent Festival.

In 2016, she received the award for Best Breakthrough Artist at Ibiza’s DJ Awards and has released music on every major label in the techno genre.

 

19. Nora En Pure

 

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Daniella Di Lillo, otherwise known as “Nora En Pure,” was born in Johannesburg, South Africa but moved to Switzerland as a young child.

Growing up, she appreciated classical, pop, and rock music and the outdoors, which all have inspired her creative works.

After a long-standing relationship with Enormous Tunes record label, she soon stepped into the spotlight with her single, “Saltwater,” and in 2013, earned a spot on Beatport’s Top 100 List for over seven consecutive months.

She’s appeared at Coachella and Tomorrowland, among other festivals, and won Best Female House Artist at the International Dance Music Awards in 2020.

 

20. Juicy M

 

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Juicy M’s real name is actually Marta Martus, a Ukrainian DJ currently ranked #2 female DJ in Ukraine and #12 in Europe.

At age 16, she was trained in piano and began diving into djing hardcore.

After graduating high school, she opened for mainstream acts like The Blackeyed Peas and The Backstreet Boys.

Eventually, she released her first mix for Major Lazer’s “Watchout For This,” which caught the attention of international EDM stars like Diplo and Calvin Harris.

She’s made appearances at Ultra Music, Medusa, and Balaton Sound festivals, was featured on Billboard’s Next Big Sound charts, and consistently hit Beatport’s charts.

 

21. Lady Faith

 

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Lady Faith was born a rebel. She started out in Tehran, Iran, but quickly moved to Los Angeles, CA, after frequent run-ins with the police.

Famous EDM agent Leo Corson stumbled upon her talent as she was djing outside a record store in San Fernando Valley.

This led to her opening for the Sin City Massive festival and a flourishing DJ career in an industry seemingly made for her rebellious nature.

She’s spun in front of thousands of wild fans at the Electric Daisy Festival and others alongside famous artists like Dash Berlin, Headhunterz, and Donkey Rollers. Her first mix, “Donyaye Man,” ranked #4 on Hardstyle.com’s charts.

 

22. Le Twins

 

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Karla and Karen de la Garza started their journey to EDM fame at age 15 in Mexico and also signed a modeling contract in Mexico City for a time.

Now, they are known as the only female DJs, singers, and composers from Latin America, and they’re just getting started.

They’ve toured with Steve Aoki back in 2017 and have collaborated with many others, such as Galantis, Lil Jon, and Martin Garrix, to name a few.

They’ve released many different mixes through well-known record labels such as Spinnin’ Records and Republic Records and have been part of festivals like Euro Tour 2018, Medusa Festival, and Tomorrowland.

 

23. Anime

Known as the Queen of Italian Hardcore, Barbara Palermo, or “Anime,” is considered the best female DJ with the hardest tracks and magnetic stage presence.

She started out in 2000, spinning at different clubs in Milan, Italy, performing under the names DJ Eklipze and Radioactive.

She released her first album, “Exterminate,” in 2016 and received incredibly positive reviews.

The same year, she also joined the record label DOGFIGHT and has since earned a spot in the Thunderdome Hall of Fame.

She’s worked with DJ Mad Dog, Noize Suppressor, Deetox, and more and has performed worldwide, from France and the Netherlands to the UK and Mexico.

 

24. Zanova

 

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Olga Ryazanova, who performs by the name “Zanova,” is a Russian-born DJ who learned her skills from a studio engineer friend in Moscow.

In 2010, she moved to Portugal and rose to fame, working as an Electro House, G House, and Bass House DJ.

She’s collaborated with artists such as Karetus and Borgore and has performed on giant stages in Taiwan, Cape Verde, Algeria, Germany, and many other places across the world.

Interestingly enough, she also has the largest TikTok following than any other DJ in the world, with a whopping 2.2 million. Zanova has also been on the Top100 Djanes List for six years straight.

 

25. Gioli & Assia

 

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The young Italian duo Gioli & Assia consists of 21-year-old Giorgia (Gioli) Lipari and 25-year-old Assia Nania.

They are currently ranked as #25 in the world, #15 in Europe, and #3 female electro/indie pop DJ in Italy.

Both are talented songwriters, producers, instrumentalists, DJs, and record label owners who also created their own imprint, Diesis Records, in 2016.

They’ve toured the world and appeared at festivals with artists like Jason Derulo, Martin Garrix, and Nervo.

While Gioli began with classical piano, Assia came from an artistic background, which has proven to make them a powerful duo with some of the most unique mixes out there today.

 

Summary

Well, there you have it, folks, the world’s best female DJs right now.

You’ve learned about them all, from the older, vetted pros to the latest rising stars.

Regardless of their age, each of these ladies has proven they can hold their own in a male-dominated industry.

They’ve worked on their craft for years, and are now exploding onto the dance music scene.

Hard work and unlimited drive and dedication have led them to astounding success in the ever-evolving music industry.

As you’ve seen, there are plenty of famous females who are absolutely killing it in the EDM sphere right now.

Who do you think is the best female DJ out of this list? We encourage you to listen and let us know in the comments below!

 

Who’s your favorite female DJ? Leave a comment below:

Matt's the guy behind Audio Captain. He's a qualified sound engineer and self-confessed music nut who's passionate about electronic dance music. When he's not writing about all things audio, you'll find him in the gym or working on his next EDM track.

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