51-53, a queer focused “underground” label specialising in the grittier side of electronic music launches today with an EP announcement from Dalston Superstore favourites, Super Drama.
A year in the making, the label seeks to embolden, empower and embrace LGBTQ+ people in electronic music and highlight the genre’s rich heritage within queer culture. Named after the Stonewall Inn’s address in New York, the label takes on the rebellious spirit of that landmark day in 1969 that marks the start of the gay rights movement.
An ode to London’s queer rave scene, Super Drama’s fourth EP entitled, ‘Excess’ is a three track bass 12 inch inspired by the genre-less dancefloors across the UK’s capital, that will be released at the start of Pride month on June 1st; and will also be available digitally at the same time. This follows appearances from the duo on Moshi Moshi, Stamp the Wax, Phantasy and Hannah Holland’s Batty Bass label.
The EP’s artwork features an Epiphyllum oxypetalum or ‘Queen of the Night’, a flower which is known for blooming rarely and only at night - an apt selection from the exuberant DJs. The open petals are in place to symbolise unity, passion and love; another focus for the label.