Discwoman has brought all-woman DJ lineups to cities like Detroit, Montreal, and San Juan, Puerto Rico since it started in September 2014. Their next event is taking place on January 8 and 9 in Mexico City and will feature a combination of DJs and producers from Mexico and the U.S. The show’s headliner, The Black Madonna, will no doubt bring her iconic genre-bending and eclectic taste to the table, easily uniting the two worlds.
Women are just plain missing from festival lineups, and that’s not a new development by any means. In a 2015 overview of festivals by female:pressure, a network of female electronic artists, men compromise 82 percent of 44 international festivals. Another reminder of EDM’s predominantly white male scene is Forbes’ Electronic Cash Kings list, on which Calvin Harris and David Guetta sit nicely at the top. To battle the under-representation of women, the founders of Discwoman – Frankie Hutchinson, DJ Emma Olson, and Christine Tran – realized that the only way to break the monotony is to control the booking. So they did just that.
At Discwoman shows, artists will never feel like the token woman performer; lineups are carefully curated to represent the vibrant diversity of women working in electronic music. Other DJs slated to perform in January 2016 include UMFANG, Volvox, and live hardware sets from Mexico’s Ninasonik, Demian Licht, and EsaMiPau. To get you hyped up for Discwoman’s upcoming Mexico City show, we’re premiering a song from Ninasonik. Check out “Spoilet” on our Apple Music Connect page. To get more information on the venue and where to stay, click here.