female pressure is an international network of female, transgender and non-binary artists in the fields of electronic music and digital arts founded by Electric Indigo 20 years ago: from musicians, composers and DJs to visual artists, cultural workers and researchers. A worldwide resource of talent that can be searched after criteria like location, profession, style or name. The vision: female:pressure intends to strengthen networking, communication and representation – a standard instrument to obtain information about artists, contact them, and find out about other, maybe less known women in electronic music all around the globe. Every artist listed in their database is able to keep her personal entry up-to-date. The network comprises over 2250 members from 75 countries as at August 2018. Tresor has supported female:pressure from the beginning, and the club nights have become famous for their edgy and contemporary uniqueness. Tonight we are proud to host a celebration of these very important 20 years!
Adriana Lopez is a Colombia-born, Barcelona-based DJ, producer, label owner and sound technician whose career date back to the late 1990s, she is one of the most prominent South American techno artists on the international scene. Adriana Lopez has been busy developing her focused style behind the decks and releasing her material for Developer’s Modularz label and her own label, Grey Report, that she runs from Barcelona. Adriana‘s DJ sets flow effortlessly through techno’s landscape focusing their power on rhythm and energy never forgetting hints of melodies and a fair share of dynamics. Milena Glowacka is a techno producer currently residing in Iceland. In 2017, Milena released album “Substance”, a 60 minutes of 8 pieces (Ft. remix from Antonio Vázquez.) of pulsing, minimal techno, with nods to her industrial and avant garde side, exploring themes of futurism, nature, life balance. Straddling darker, deeper techno and adventures into more ambient/experimental territory, Milena Glowacka is at the center of a growing amount of finely-crafted electronic shadows. And she’s particularly skilled playing live: each move is subtle and slow, each sound – and yes, each reverb tail – necessary. Returning artist The Lady Machine aka Kammy is a major reference among Brazilian techno DJs and remains one of the few DJs that has gained a reputation solely due to skills and music selection on the decks without achieving a career as a producer. She has been at the forefront of the underground electronic scene in Brazil for many years, and her skills have taken her around the globe. The Lady Machine stands by deep musical research and precise technique, her remarkably versatile sets, blend genres from techno in its many forms and variations to electro, acid and full industrial EBM, and when combined with her fast, furious, but tight mixing create a perfect atmosphere with the dancefloor. Kaltès is a musician, DJ and curator living between Berlin, having been hosting the female:pressure nights in our home for quite some time. She has an extensive background in music and studied jazz and improvisation in Brussels, before giving in Berlin’s darkest shade of techno. Her versatility as a DJ and producer has grown over the years to harder-hitting techno, infused with her unique sense. Her skill and depth across all her musical activities prove that “light doesn’t shine without darkness”, as one critic put. Kaltès is equally at ease building romantic, heady soundscapes as well as infamous techno. In the +4Bar: String Figures is an ongoing trans-global art project by Zoë Mc Pherson (concept, sound) and Alessandra Leone (visual story, codirection). A hybrid performance with live electronics voice, live visuals and choreography. A continuous weaving of Strings approached with hypnotic sounds mathematical choreography subliminal landscapes and otherworldly journeys – join in the performance tonight! A DJ, a producer, and a positive thinker, Norwegian artist Charlotte Bendiks spent the last years exploring music, people, life and places. From her hometown Tromsø, where she ran her own clubseries, actively shaped the Insomnia Festival, and released two records on Mental Overdrive’s Love OD label, to Cologne and beyond, her talent has reached the far corners of the globe. Playful and silly, and therefore confident and sexy, whether as a DJ or playing live, Charlotte Bendiks’s music is deep, dark, and psychedelic. She is one of the fastest rising DJ/producers from the current Buenos Aires music scene. Her own work is drenched in the sound of the 90s and her recent Boiler Room went through the roof. Currently on a EU tour, we welcome her to our home tonight. Emerging artist from Buenos Aires, Sol Ortega has been a resident of the Under Club for 4 years, one of the leading clubs in Latin America when one talks about Techno. Throughout his journey, Sol has had the opportunity to share the decks with great international artists and tonight we welcome her to our home. Based in Brussels, Swiss artist Sushiflow has no boundaries about her passion for music. If her sets and live performances show an undeniable technical dexterity, Sushiflow is animated by the desire to create and share emotions, to transport her audience, during a warm-up as well as in the middle of the night. Hungry for diversity, the musical world of Sushiflow goes from early house, deep and minimal techno to alternative dance, new wave, nu-disco and much more. Resident at Brüxsel Jardin since 2013, she is also a producer and a (fashion) sound designer, working for shows, films and choreographers.