Since starting in the summer of 2020, Daytimers collective have cemented themselves as a chapter in collective South Asian artistry, sparking a revolution in decentralised community support and throwing some of the year’s sweatiest and wildest parties along the way. Having recently made history by hosting the first all South Asian Boiler Room and co-hosting the first all South Asian music festival, Dialled In, Daytimers now team up with another like-minded collective: record label and queer party Big Dyke Energy. Born out of the need for a space that prioritises queer women, trans+ and non-binary communities, Big Dyke Energy has become synonymous with creating spaces where these communities can rave safely and freely.
In celebration of Pride, the two collectives come together to release for the community, by the community featuring tracks from queer artists including India Jordan, Walthamstow Dogs ft. Sherelle, Manuka Honey and collective members Riva and FAFF. The latter London-based duo join forces with Meg to explore the serene, yet groovy intersections between breakbeat, UK funky and Jungle. The lyrics promise to take us somewhere and with your eyes closed and the warm piano playing against the effortlessly funky drums, you can almost taste the future that is on offer.
for the community, by the community will be out on 5th November. All profits will be split between two charities that provide much-needed support to the LGBTQIA community.