51beats “an electronic experience” is an independent label born in 2008 having the mission to promote high quality, innovative, and emotional electronic music without distinctions among genres. We publish what we like. “DEBUT” is a key-word at 51beats, with the discovery of new artists being a prior objective, as shown in our catalogue, where about an half of the albums are debut-releases of the respective artists, with the majority of them available for the free download with Creative Commons (CC) licences. The label has been internationally recognized thanks to several nominations at the QWARTZ ‘Electronic and New Music Awards’.* From 2013, 51beats started releasing dancefloor-oriented vinyls in which our artists interacted with electronic music-scene icons such as Adriano Canzian, Joy Kitikonti, and Lucretio form the Analogue Cops,…. Our ‘electronic experience’ also comprehends events organization and booking support/management for a selection of our artists.
*QWARTZ NOMINATIONS: Edition6 (Marcio McFly in the “discovery category”), Ed.7 (Cani Giganti in the “dancelfoor” category, and the “Gravity and Quantum Mechanics” compilation in the “compilation” category), Ed.8 (il Leprotto in the “dancefloor” category), and Ed.9 (Youarehere in the “track” category), where 51beats and its artists competed with labels like Raster Noton, Shitkatapult, Anti-Zen, Kompakt, Minus, Room4… and artists like Boys Noize, Tim Raumschmiere, Hobo, Erol Alkan,…
51BEATS staff. Starting from 2014 the label is managed by Roberto Mantovan and Carlo Vergani, with press-office support by Maracuja. In the period 2008-2014, the staff also included Carlo Decristofano, Marcello Martin, Filippo Falco, Stefano Grippia, Davide “Debe” Debenedetti, some of them occasionally still collaborating.
51beats “an electronic experience” – Associazione Culturale ed Artistica – sede legale Via Pavese 79, 20089 Rozzano (MI) – CF: 97581660152 – info[@]51beats.net