Sometimes female artists get overlooked for their talent but there are many that are paving new and exciting avenues in the music world. Here are my current favorite female musicians:
Laurel Halo (Pictured to the Left)
Originally hailing from Michigan but then moving to New York, Ann Arbor aka Laurel Halo, takes influence from her Mid-Western roots with incredibly composed techno. Her album of 2012, Quarantine, was a fav of mine, landing in my Best of 2012 list.
The young and talented Kelela is turning heads right now with her unique approach to R&B. Powerful vocals would find this girl working with pretty much any producer, but Kelela seems to roll with a different kind of musical crowd. Teaming up with some of the scenes most promising and talented acts such as Teengirl Fantasy, Arca and Kingdom. Her track with Kingdom Bank Head is by far one of my favourite songs of 2013!
Fatima Al Quadiri
New York based producer Fatima Al Qadiri brings a unique approach to club ready genres like Dubstep and Bass. Her latest release Desert Strike turned heads is 2012, an EP influenced by her experience as a child during the Gulf War. But not only does Qadiri produce, she also finds time under another musical alias, Ayshay. A very vocal and ethereal project. Qadiri is also a reporter for popular internet art magazine DiS.
One of my favourite R&B singers is back, and my reaction is, "Wow is she ever!" Ciara's newest self titled album (released in June), is her first release in 3 years and it has definitely delivered thus far. Her track Body Party is incredible boasting an onslaught of great remixes. Ciara has managed to capture the world's attention once more.