What do more than 1,300 women and gender-nonconforming people have in common? They’re all part of SISTER, a virtual collective of electronic music producers who are shattering stereotypes one beat at a time. The global network, which began as a Facebook group in 2015 by Swedish producer Toxe, has already created a steady stream of sick mixes, but that was just a warm-up.
The collective just released a 20-track compilation called Sister: Volume One stuffed full of club-ready bangers. Infused with sounds as diverse as their membership, the album was curated by producers and creative directors Coral Foxworth (or FXWRK) and Lenora Thornton (a.k.a. Circe).
The entire mix, streaming now on The Fader, is a powerful, sonic pushback against the male-dominated production industry. “Each track is a microcosm of the artist's experience in the world, the pain and delight of existing within that,” she explained. “[I’m] proud of the work that these artists are taking risks on and putting their entire selves into. They are shaping the future of music."
Head to The Fader to listen to the full album and check out some of our favorite mixes below.