Carl Cox and Jon Rundell set for date at Glasgow's Arches
Key figures in house and techno take resurrected Intec Digital label on the road
Still undeniably one of the biggest names in house, it’s Carl Cox’s collaboration with Jon Rundell, himself now one of the biggest names in techno, which has kept him busiest over the past three years, and the guise under which they appear at The Arches this September.
Relaunching the label in 2009 (after bowing out on a high in 2006), the pair released the second Pure Intec mix last year after a nine-year gap, cementing – if proof were ever needed – their ethos of discovering and celebrating the freshest, most exciting techno emerging across the world.
Great friends as well as business partners, their closeness is most apparent in their back to back sets – most notably this summer at Cox’s Music Is Revolution parties at Space, Ibiza. ‘When it’s about work it’s as professional as it gets, but we still manage to make sure we enjoy it at the same time. I’ve learnt loads from him about the art and essence of DJing in all type of situations,’ says Rundell. ‘This year has seen a bit of a corner turn for us,’ he adds. ‘We went all out with some big releases from Carlo Lio, Nicole Moudaber, Dosem, got a remix in from Joseph Capriati, and the momentum just took over. It definitely felt like the last three years’ work were starting to pay off.’
Cox’s appearances at The Arches are, typically, sell-out affairs and the thrill is often down to the sheer energy in the room, something which Rundell has noticed. ‘I’m not just saying this but the crowds in Scotland have this unique energy to them. Constantly bouncing off the walls to the music, it makes for a great atmosphere. Everyone just goes for it!’
The Arches, Glasgow, Fri 12 Sep