4. DJ Baby Anne
Calling herself "bass queen," DJ Baby Anne's signature track of the same name hit in 1999. The Floridian DJ's break-heavy style was particularly popular at the turn of the century, when she released a slew of singles and DJ mixes. She's still putting out music today. Check out her cut "Khal Drogo" on SoundCloud. It's worth a spin just for the title, more the fact that it absolutely captures the bass-heavy sound of today's festivals.
5. Andrea Parker
In the 1990s, British DJ/musician Andrea Parker earned the love of electronic music fans who liked their tracks a little dark. In 1998, !K7 included her in their fantastic mix CD series, DJ-Kicks. Her productions were released by Mo' Wax, the label owned by UNKLE's James Lavelle. Early in the next decade, she toured with Radiohead. Parker currently owns two record labels -- aperture and Touchin' Bass -- and continues to perform and release mixes.
Along with DJs Heather, Lady D and Dayhota, Colette is part of the Superjane collective. That's an all-female group of DJs who history goes back to the 1990s. Colette's house style, distinctive in part for the fact that she's also a singer, has earned her oodles of fans. With help from her audience, the DJ was able to fund her last album, When the Music's Loud, via PledgeMusic.
7. DJ Irene
When Southern California native DJ Irene refers to herself as "Diva DJ Irene" on her website, it's not an understatement. In the mid-1990s, few locals were as well known as this purveyor of progressive house. She played Hollywood club Arena during its mid-1990s heyday and released an L.A.-centric mix CD when the rest of the world ignored the city's contribution to the dance world. Recently, DJ Irene turned up behind the decks at the Abbey and has been playing gigs in various cities across the United States.