Hi House Music Lovers,
It is a sad time for House music. The end of an era. The doors are shutting on Lost My Dog. The label that Giom says is the most professional he has ever worked with.
They have given ten years to delivering top quality music. LMD was one of those labels that you would check out as soon as you heard that they had a release out.
I met Ian Straker from LMD when they were going into their fifth year and I had decided to start a label after getting great responses to ‘So Much More’ which ended up being the first release on Good Voodoo Music. It is safe to say that Good Voodoo Music would not have got so far so fast without Ian’s behind the scenes help and guidance which he had done for many labels officially and unofficially.
He helped me get the label’s first distribution deal, hooked me up with Giom to remix Good Voodoo Music’s second release and threw in the occasional bit of sage-like wisdom about which DJs to send Good Voodoo Music’s particular brand of House Music.
So now after being a House music label owner for 5 years myself, I can understand why the Lost My Dog is shutting its doors. Running a dance music business is hard graft, the money isn’t that great and even if we are in it for the love, that isn’t enough to pay the bills. Then there is the work/life balance of partners and kids.
Somehow I can’t see Ian never being involved in music again. I am sure sooner or later he’ll be doing something and I am sure without the pressures of running Lost My Dog, we will see more releases from Pete Dafeet.
I personally would not be surprised if in a few years time (after a battery recharge) there was a return of Lost My Dog. Well we’ll wait and see.