Ben Watt's long-running label will continue to reissue material from its archives.
In a statement made on the label's website, it was revealed that Buzzin' Fly will continue to operate as an "archive-only" label, occasionally re-packaging and re-releasing "deluxe digital anthologies" from its vaults. This will begin on April 22nd with Buzzin' Fly Anthology Vol 1: 2003-2004.
"I loved every minute, but all good things come to an end," said Watt. "It simply feels like the right moment. Buzzin' Fly was born out of my commitment to the culture of DJing and helping young artists, but these days I am edging away from it towards other challenges—a new book I'm writing, research for another one, and a long-planned solo music project."
The label launched in 2003 with Watt's Lone Cat (Holding On) 12-inch, and went on to release a wealth of house music from the likes of Jimpster, Justin Martin, Two Armadillos and Spencer Parker among others. Buzzin' Fly's sister label Strange Feeling Records will continue to operate as an outlet for the music of Watt's partner Tracey Thorn.
Watt added: "It feels appropriate to stop now in our tenth year and leave the label with, I hope, a strong reputation for what it has managed to achieve, rather than to continue with a muted presence. Someone asked why I couldn't hand over the reins to someone else, but I don't think it would ever have been the same. In the meantime, I hope my ongoing show for BBC 6Music can still be a distilled showcase for some of the great music I come across. You never know, there might even be another imprint one day."