Fred Again has given a shout-out to the female EDM producers he thinks are set to make waves in the scene.
Fred posted clips of a 2022 mentorship program he ran for female DJs and producers to Instagram, explaining to his million-plus followers why he was keen to get involved.
“This is a thing I feel very passionately about because it’s so embarrassingly obvious how big the gap has been in the past,” he wrote. “Luckily, thanks to these legends, that is quickly changing.”
“I think that’s so exciting, not least for how much great music we’re gonna hear!!”
The DJs Fred shouts out are Tayylor Made, Nova Blue, Mina, Melle Brown, Megan Lewis, Ro Nova, Chloe Kramer, Charlie Deakin-Davies, Bronagh Shaw, and Renae Rain.
As Fred points out, collectively they cover a lot of the musical spectrum.
Chloe Kramer worked on indie pop musician The Japanese House's latest album. Chloe either helped produced or write seven of the eleven tracks on the project, including alongside Charli XCX on 'Friends'.
Mina has gained a respectable following through her rhythmic tracks inspired by afrobeat, dancehall and even a slice of UK funky.
Ro Nova crafts catchy cyberpop music that seems like it's pulled straight from the future.
If you've become a bit tired of your own playlists (it happens) or are one of those legends always willing to give new music a try, give the gals above a listen.
Fred, having just turned thirty, also announced that he’s got a new tune dropping soon. Fred first played the track at his Primavera sound set in June and then played it again a day later at Parklife Festival.
The tune, which was also teased during Fred’s epic Glastonbury set, features vocals from Nigerian artist Obongayajar and will be released on the 11th of August.
“This song is for my sisterrrr!” Fred wrote in an Instagram caption. “Sorry, slightly manic approach to exclamation marks…!!!!”
“But obviously more than anything I wanna say thank you to the rare one that is @obongjayar. His words were probably the most immediately infatuated with a sample I've ever been.”
Fred doing wholesome shit and dropping a killer tune, what else is new?