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Sandwell District RIP – for now

Sandwell District (Dave Sumner, Karl O'Connor and Juan Mendez) have announced that they will be ceasing audio communications from the label, for the moment. While a post on the Sandwell District site said that "all vinyl artifacts have been decommissioned", it also mentioned the possibility "of future, albeit irregular print communications with audio accompaniment".

Juan Mendez says: "We stopped Sandwell District the same way we started it – through intuition. It's what anyone with a passion or half a brain would have done. It will never get old. No one will be able to impose their clean values on it. We will all continue to work together. Nothing has changed but everything has shifted. It was a glorious death, not a mercy killing, as is so often the case in these situations."

Read their statement here. Sandwell District were interviewed by Robin Howells in The Wire 334, December 2011.