10 Iconic Dance Music Tracks Made by Women
Ashley Ferraro — 13 hours ago
These sensational tracks made by women in dance music will go down in history for years to come.
Women have always been a driving force behind the dance music scene, yet their contributions are often overlooked and undervalued. Even today, female DJs and producers are still fighting for recognition in an industry dominated by male artists.
Thankfully, women producers have given us some of our favorite tracks to dance and party to—venture below to find the most iconic dance music tracks made by women.
Cascada – “Everytime We Touch” (2005)
If any track screams iconic, “Everytime We Touch” is it. Cascada is a German dance music trio comprised of singer Natalie Horler and DJs/producers DJ Manian and DJ Yanou. Although two male artists helped produce the track, it’s Natalie’s voice that truly made this one stick.
TOKiMONSTA – “Mileena’s Theme” (2011)
You might recognize TOKiMONSTA’s “Mileena’s Theme” from the Mortal Kombat’s soundtrack in 2011. Since then, Jennifer Lee aka TOKiMONSTA underwent two brain surgeries that heavily impacted her career. However, she continues to push boundaries in sound to this day.
Ellie Goulding – “Lights” (2011)
Ellie Goulding is an English singer and songwriter who has achieved international success with her melodic pop and electronic dance music. She rose to fame in 2010 with her debut album, ‘Lights,’ with a title track that has a place in all of our hearts.
Nina Kraviz – “Ghetto Kraviz” (2012)
Recorded in Moscow in 2011, “Ghetto Kraviz” is a legendary house anthem that’s made it’s mark on fans across the world. “Ghetto Kraviz” was a breakthrough track for the artist who is now considered an international techno sensation.
NERVO – Your’e Gonna Love Again (2012)
NERVO is comprised of not only one but two sensational women in dance music. Not to mention, they’re twins! This Australian duo of Olivia and Miriam Nervo dropped “You’re Gonna Love Again” during the glory days of EDM, and it’s one of those athems that just transports you back in time.
Anna Lunoe – “B.D.D. (Bass Drum Dealer)” (2014)
Australian DJ and producer Anna Lunoe has been making hits for over a decade and “B.D.D. (Bass Drum Dealer)” is one that has fans in a chokehold. Anna has mastered various dance music genres and is still highly influential in the dance music scene.
REZZ – “Edge” (2016)
“Edge” is one of the tracks that allowed REZZ to break out into the dance music scene. REZZ fresh sound completely permeated boundaries from what EDM fans were accustomed to at the time. Since then, REZZ has become an international sensation, bringing her grungy midtempo sound to the mainstream. “Edge” is one of the most unique and iconic dance music tracks made by a woman.
Alison Wonderland – “Lost My Mind” (2019)
Alison Wonderland’s track “Lost My Mind” is a collaboration between herself and friend/fellow producer Dillon Francis. However, it’s Alison Wonderland’s voice that really makes this track one to remember.
Charlotte de Witte – “Universal Consciousness” (2022)
More recent but still highly impactful is Charlotte de Witte’s hit track “Universal Consciousness.” Charlotte’s song is arguably the most iconic dance music track made by a woman in this decade.
Nicole Moudaber – “How It Makes You Feel” (2022)
Nicole Moudaber is one of the artists who launched techno into the mainstream in the US. In addition to that massive accolade, she also happens to be the musical genius behind the 2022 hit “How It Makes You Feel” with longtime friend and collaborator Carl Cox.