As reported on the Daily Swarm, dance music distributor Syntax will cease operations tomorrow (January 11). In an email message, Syntax cited "Digital distribution, closing stores, a weak dollar, a poor economy and the rising cost of every aspect of distributing vinyl" as being responsible for their decline.

Syntax opened in July of 1997 and specialized in distributing underground dance music and DJ supplies. They are based in Long Island City, New York.