It was a sad day back in 2006 when word spread that Carl Cox was calling it a day as far as his Intec label was concerned. The label was simply legendary and after 50 releases from the World's elite techno artist's, it seemed that Intec was gone for good. Until now! We caught up with label manager Jon Rundell to chat about the re-launch of this mighty imprint, what artists we can expect to see on the label and to try and find out exactly what it is that they look for in a track!
After closing the label down in 2006, what was the thinking behind the re-launch for 2010?
I was given a track by a producer that just blew me away, I rang Carl up as he was in London at the time and he came over to listen to it. We both said there and then that if there was ever a track that Intec could of released it was this one. It was as simple as that.
You must be chuffed to have produced the first track on this newly re-furbed and legendary imprint?
Yes for sure, it was just pure chance it turned out like that, we had kept the track closely guarded for a little while and its great for it to be released now as we make a return.
What does Intec look for in a track?
There are no rules. No we dont like to dictate to people how to be creative, its a process that is best left to an artists own discovery. We feel this is the best way for artists to produce good music. If we told people how to make tracks they will go into the studio and sit there for weeks on end trying to make something fit and eventually get frustrated if it doesnt.
The only thing I would say is that we encourage tracks that are unique and do not sound like anything else out there as much as possible.
What tracks are signed and primed, ready for release?
Damager is out now, Marco Bailey has an EP next, then Adam Sheridan and Mark Maitland, followed by Jim Rivers.
Will Intec Digital be signing any up and coming artist’s? If so are there any producers bubbling under the surface we should keep an eye on?
Most definately, it was always one of the best things Intec has done in unearthing new talent. We are lucky in the fact that we have access to a lot of unsigned demos due to Carl being able to expose the music to so many people in clubs. There are some producers kicking around we have had our eye on for a while and they are developing all the time, its just a case of the right track coming along.
Obviously Carl Cox is the man behind the label, but with a gruelling schedule such as his, how much input will Carl have with regards to releases?
Total input, the A&R is of big importance to us and something he is passionate about. In the digital age its easy to keep in touch to talk about tracks and decide what to sign.
We understand Carl is to release his artist album on Intec soon, can you give us any more information on that please?
At the moment Im unable to as it is still work in progress. Be rest assured though that it will make a statement!
Will you be putting on any Intec events or tours, and if so where can we expect to find them?
Eventually yes. This is something we always wished to do before and is important to get the artists out there and promoting the releases.
We understand there is an Intec Digital Radio show, where can fans hear the latest show?
Well the show has just been started up – its going out on DI.FM and ETN.FM as well as a couple more stations at present, we are in the process of rolling the show out across further stations worldwide so listen out for it. Our first show I hosted- we had an hour of Intec classics and forthcoming material, plus we had Marco Bailey on the show doing an hour mix.
Thanks Jon, and good luck with the label!