What it’s like to be a female musician today
The future is indeed female. And in the music scene, women are taking over, sharing their dreams and their influences.
Fashion label Bershka flew to Los Angeles to meet some rising stars of the music tour—women who are getting their voices heard all over the world.
Callie Reiff, DJ and producer
Ballerina-turned-DJ Callie Reiff, who, at only 18, is the youngest DJ—of any gender—to have played at NYC’s historic Webster Hall. She’s also opened for artists such as Skrillex, Zedd, Anna Lunoe, Ed Sheeran, and Austin Mahon, and has released songs on Skrillex’s label Nest/Owsla and A-Trak’s label Fool’s Gold.
“Women are so powerful, and when they use their voices to express themselves, there’s no stopping what’s going to happen.”
The Regrettes, LA punk band
This punk band, composed of vocalist Lydia Night, guitarist Genessa Gariano, and bassist Sage Chavis, with Maxx Morando on drums, has recently made their first headline tour and is about to take the stage alongside some of the world’s biggest female acts, including Beyoncé, St Vincent, and HAIM.
“Women bring a lot of power and strength to the music industry. We bring a different and important perspective because it’s one that’s not heard as much. We bring the true talent!”
Sunni Colón, musician and producer
Male artists the world over are lining up to collaborate with strong female talents. LA musician and producer Sunni Colón, described as the next Frank Ocean, cites women as his main source of inspiration and collaboration. He recently released an ode to the power of women on his track, God Is a Woman.
“Women bring power and fluidity to music. Most artists create from a place of being inspired by women, and not by just the physical beauty, but the spiritual beauty: the essence of what women mean to the world and the universe. The best thing about collaborating with women is the duality and balance they bring to music—the inspiration.”