Producer Pioneers is a brand-new event series presented by Classic Album Sundays and Resident Advisor which will celebrate, educate and aim to inspire the next generation of women producers within the music production space. The free, four-part series will take place this October in Hackney’s Colour Factory and feature names including Honey Dijon and Emma Jean Thackray.

All four events will run from 19:00 – 22:00.

Each event will be 100% free to attend via sign up, and a special chance to learn up close these valuable insights from some of the best in the game.

18th October: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy interviews Honey Dijon
25th October: Raj Chaudhuri interviews Flava D
1st November: DEBONAIR interviews Lucinda Chua
8th November: Tina Edwards interviews Emma-Jean Thackray

Producer Pioneers is here to drive change. Although there are steps towards a more balanced industry, today only a staggering 6% of producers identify as women, proving that there is still a huge bridge to gap until we are closer to a more equal and democratic situation. All sorts of barriers are faced by many women artists including tokenism within bookings, lack of access to resources, lack of confidence when dealing with a majority male landscape. Producer Pioneers aims to be a part of this solution, providing a platform and set of educational tools to support change and motivate the next generation of women producers.

Masterminded by DJ and producer, Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, the series will unite some of the world’s most acclaimed women producers including Honey Dijon, Flava D, Emma-Jean Thackray and Lucinda Chua. Each live conversation will dive deep into their production methods, as well as explore what has inspired them in a series of intimate interviews. Producer Pioneers is supported by Danley and Audio-Technica – brands which fully understand the mission to create a more balanced and democratic future in the world of audio.

In a physical form, the Producer Pioneer events will follow the format of event listening series – Classic Album Sundays and run throughout October and November. The first in the series starts with series founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, interviewing dance music icon Honey Dijon. Each following edition will see a different presenter inviting one of the inspirational women producers to explore the creation of seven, specifically chosen tracks, the details of the production process itself and impart essential wisdom to the audience. From the intricacies and details of their specific work to tips and advice for equipment – this will be a sharing session for women producers, new and existing, in a space full of encouragement and inspiration.

Subscribe to the Classic Album Sundays Patreon


Colour Factory, 8 Queen’s Yard, London E9 5EN, United Kingdom