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EDITORIAL : Article : 10 Women Who Inspire Us  
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  10 Women Who Inspire Us : *
Submitted by Shejay
(December 17, 2011)

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Compiling this list was even more difficult than our 10(0) Tracks that Defined the Shejay Decade list....There are so many women that have been influential on many different levels in electronic and dance music. From the trailblazers who have made a mark in the underground, to the ones who've sustained a long term career, remaining true to their scene while crossing over, to the women who have broken through into the mainstream on a global level. From the label owners, to the producers, to the musical pioneers, to political voices - they are the ones who are making things happen, doing their own thing, in their own style and at their own pace. We like to think of them as the "renaissance" women of this generation.

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KATY B Singer-songwriter
We love her for being one of the first ladies of dubstep, for bringing a soulful voice to the edgy sounds of the UK underground. And what a voice that is. Young and talented. Onward and upward KB!





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9

NICOLE MOUDABER DJ, Producer
When Carl Cox called this girl "amazing", it was an understatement. Not just any DJ or producer, this trailblazing techno and house maven makes BOMBS for the dancefloor. It's no wonder her career is rising at lightening speed. We can't wait to hear more from her.





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8

YUKIMI NAGANO (Little Dragon) Singer-songrwriter
Her voice, her grace, her elegance - We just LOVE her.





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7

ROISIN MURPHY Singer-songwriter, Producer
We love her for giving dance music a voice, a feminine touch and for making disco cool again. And her style is pretty bomb too.





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6

MAYA JANE COLES DJ, Producer
We love her for OWNING the house music underground. No gimicks, no frills, just SKILL. At 24 years old and already a slew of chart topping productions under he belt, we love her showing the world that age and gender will NEVER have anything to do with talent.





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5

ROBYN Producer, Singer-songwriter, Producer
We love Robyn for tastefully fusing electronic music with pop and her for being one of the few popular artists to kick start a career off her own back through releasing on her own record label. RESPECT!





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4

ELLEN ALLIEN DJ, Producer, Label Owner, Fashion Designer
DJ, producer, label owner and fashion designer. Is there anything this woman can't do? We have loved Ellen since the beginning of our Shejay days. The queen of techno never ceases to impress us with her ever evolving and thought provoking music. A true artist & innovator.





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3

PEACHES Producer, Singer-songwriter, Performance Artist, DJ
We love her for: for her unapologetic forays into sexy, filthy talk, for her humour, for her 'i-don't-give-a-fuck-what-you-think' attitude and most importantly for being a total musical visionary. So influential that pop artists have been stealing her sound for years (--ahem-- Fergilicious, Avril Lavigne --ahem-- ). And dare we say that without the teaches of Peaches, there would be no Robyn or M.I.A. No we di'int.......oh yes we did.





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M.I.A. Rapper, Singer-songwriter, Visual Artist, Activist
We love her opinions, her musical prowess, for fusing party vibes with serious messages, for proving that you can be artistic, ironic, political and have fun at the same time. She's quite possibly the voice of this generation.





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BJORK Singer-Songwriter, Producer, Composer
Creative visionary, explorer of sounds, label owner, innovator, technological enthusiast, geekess, and all around musical genius. Always ahead of her time, Bjork has been bringing us music that we will may not fully understand until years later and that's what still makes her great.








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