D-Takt & Råpunk Records is a legendary DIY label from Sweden giving us some of the best out of d-beat and raw punk records ever recorded. Label’s owner Jocke is doing it out of total passion and dedication to punk and its values, so it was a complete shock when we learned that most of his releases, distro and personal collection were destroyed in a big flood.
Is this the end of the great punk label? We hope not! Because punx together can save their treasures, Gaki/Konton Crasher is currently running a fundraising campaign that’s totally legit and so far there is an incredible amount of support from all over the world!
Below is the personal statement of Jocke about the flood, taken from D-Takt & Råpunk’s blog:
Records and merch, tour/band gifts and parts of my private collection is totally drenched, ruined and must be discarded at a value of around: 41.200€ / $54.900 / 35.200£ / 5.650.000YEN and my insurance covers only: 5100€ / $6800 / 4000£ / 700.000YEN because our stock is located in a storage room. I dont know/think I will survive this personal and economic crisis. And as it seems, this might be the end of D-takt & Råpunk Records. When a damage such as this strikes against a d.i.y punk label its hard to get back in the ring again. I could really need all your help and support right now. Feel free to get in touch if you think that you can help us out in any way. More information will follow as soon as i know more about this total mess. I really hate to beg and ask for favours and I would not do it if I absolutely not needed.
I need some sleep now, been working day and night for two days straight in a row. I will try my best to keep the punk spirit up, but at the same time I must admit that it feels pretty fucking hopeless right now.
The label, distro and everything around it will be closed indefinitely until I got a better overview of the whole situation. Thanks for all your support!
UPDATE: I am speechless, not because of the flooding, but because of all the mails and enormous support I received in less than a few hours. It means more than you can imagine. Just your thoughts/mails helps more than you think. It aint over yet. Thank you all!
Up The Punx!