Let’s not leave this discussion on the 100th International Women’s Day with only words. One commenter noted that they had no female producers in their library. Now that means your library is almost certainly missing some important music. From Electric Indigo, founder of femalepressure (whose report was in today’s story), comes a mix of a selection of some of my own favorite producers, people who inspire me personally in electronic music. Your list would no doubt differ, but – well, I like her tastes.

There are many complex windows into questions of gender, identity, and politics as relate to musical expression, to electronic musical interface design and what they’ve meant culturally and socio-politically.

Here’s something much simpler: anyone who says women aren’t electronic music producers is mainly just wrong.

And that means if you do live in a world in which, depressingly, all producers look the same (whatever that means to you, or whatever you’ve been told), you don’t have to live there. I would hope that we can all see ourselves in a world where, as musicians, we can look like and be whomever we want, making whatever kind of music we want. I can’t imagine anyone not needing that on some personal level in the arts.

More Electric Indigo goodness – from experimental electronic music and composition to dark, pulsing alien percussion planets – and I’d be happy to declare it International Artists With Names Involving Colors in the Blue Spectrum Day just to queue it up. Below, Chiffres, a composition “for computer, 5 discrete channels, 21 languages in 36 dialects”:

…and her POMCAST, for more of her selection talents (and a nice way to have some delicious darkness in your sounds on this Friday evening):

Tracklist for the all-female playlist at top (including women remixing male artists – a reminder of how much richer we are for having more producers involved in music, whoever they may be):
01. Chra – Land(of)Mine – female:pressure open:sounds
02. Cio D’Or – Brokat – Prologue
03. Electric Indigo & Irradiation – Phytoplankton (Rossella Remix) – TEMP~Records
04. Chra – Dark Animals – female:pressure open:sounds
05. Mia Grobelny – Dreams Come True – Sub Static
06. Plastikman – Ask Yourself (Irradiation Remix) – @burnstudios
07. Cio D’Or – Pailletten (Version) – Prologue
08. Pointdot – Indigo – Blaq
09. Margaret Dygas – Only Painted – HarryKleinNetworks
10. Aline Raphael – Lilomom – Catenaccio
11. Cio D’Or – Kimono (Mavi Remix) – female:pressure open:sounds
12. Jenn – Sanssouci – KarateKlub
13. Clara Moto – Darkling – female:pressure open:sounds
14. Melon – Spring (Innersphere AKA Shinedoe Remix) – Ratio? Music
15. Steffi feat. Virginia – Yours – OstgutTon
16. Maus – Dancing On You – Soundbeat
17. Kate Simko – Down Beat – Spectral Sounds
18. ZoëXenia – Cherish – Connaisseur
19. Stefny – Shebeen – Contexterrior
20. Steffi – Hidden Track – OstgutTon
21. Violett – B.A. Spring Smells Like You – HarryKleinNetworks
22. Shinedoe – Amsterdam Meets Berlin – Podium
23. Larissa Kapp – You – Tjumy
24. Xyramat – Korruption – Xyramat
25. Margaret Noble – Nufon – female:pressure open:sounds
26. Ada – Forty Winks – IRR
27. Xyramat – Fragen – female:pressure open:sounds
28. Daniela Stickroth – The Slot – Lineal
29. Electric Indigo – Angara – indigo:inc
30. Magda – Dr. Secret Tooth – Beatport
31. Camea – Moan – HarryKleinNetworks
32. Pointdot – Order Slowder – Blaq
33. Irradiation – Contraction – TEMP~Records
34. Water Lilly – Turbulent Tune – female:pressure open:sounds
35. Bloody Mary – Moesta Et Errabunda – Contexterrior
36. Xyramat – Korruption II – Xyramat
37. Chloé – Be Kind To Me – Kill The DJ
38. Cio D’Or – Mystic – Prologue

Here’s female:pressure touring Japan, in a 2009 documentary: