Distro-y has been a pretty much a one man operation from distro to label to whatever else has came out of it, which includes other webzine, sub-label a few bits of gig/tour promotion. This is what I do as a hobby and enjoy doing most of the time, a few years ago I said ‘fuck it’ and sold off the distro and 6 months label came back refreshed and more eager than ever.
However some times life happens and for now I have to finish the distro and scale all my activities back for reasons, I wish not to get into at the moment, but for those wondering its not due to burn out or for loss of love of doing it nor for the money side of things cause after years of doing it I finally figured out how to actually make things financially work in terms of running a distro 2.5 hours away from any punk scene and operating completely online.
So what now…… well for the last few weeks there has been a permenant distro sale as to clear all stock in distro I will hold on to most releases I have done and finish one last release currently at press Fatum 12″. I will still dabble in distribution and even a small bit of dealing on discogs or something I think as still love helping spread music and ideas.
Anyone reading this blog post on the Distroy website will notice a fairly basic kind of website. I plan on developing this website slowly and surely into a nice looking website as an archive of Distroy which I will post about as I add to it as I want t archive the music I love. When I think of the music I love DIY punk/hardcore/crust I also think of it as being progressive in terms of ideas and ideologies however I feel the way it is done is the exact same way as it has been for the last 30 years which I dont think is the way that today is. I think of DIY music of that of something progressive and open to new ideas and with that said I also plan on using Distro-y Records blog and website as a way of communicating some new ideas and how I ran Distro-y and what worked for me. Not as a lecture on how stuff should be done just more rambling on my thoughts and ideas and reasoning around. Some of you won’t care other I hope it helps give some ideas to.
Anyway I will wind down everything into something more manageable as something quiter hopefully more progressive and hopefully for you really interesting for now. Thank you for all the support and not gone completely away but pick up some records with 35% off at the distro: distrotable.com