Having re-launched in digital form in February 2010, Intec Digital has quickly re-established itself as one of electronic music’s most forward thinking imprints.
Whilst still maintaining the same dedication to quality that made it such a distinguishable label the first time around, Intec releases music in the digital era whilst retaining both artistic integrity and a heightened sense of involvement with its music.
Used as a platform to expose artists that Intec’s astute A&R policy has identified as having strong potential, from young producers coming through the scene to semi and established artists who have a new string to their production bow, Intec Digital works closely with its artists to get something out of them that other labels simply wouldn’t find. Placing faith in its own ability, in return of fans trust, Intec are delivering music that becomes highly rewarding when you truly sink into it as a combined piece of music and art.
So, with that, we continue our series highlighting our favourite labels from around the world. Today, we thought we would catch up with Intec Digital boss (alongside Carl Cox), Jon Rundell to get the scoop on all things Intec Digital.
Also, at the end of the article there is a slamming mix from Jon Rundell himself, so that you can get an idea of the Intec Digital experience as it was meant to be heard…in the mix!
“…no two Intec releases ever sound the same.”
What does Intec add to the dance music spectrum?
It’s been a big believer in breaking new talent. From when it began in 1999 it has always done this. From Marco Bailey, Christian Smith, Trevor Rockclife, Bryan Zentz, Oxia and Deetron right through to today with Tomy DeClerque, DJ Jock, Drumcomplex & Roel Salemink, Harvey McKay, Carlo Lio, Ramiro Lopez, Nicole Moudaber and plenty more. Each artist also just expresses themselves how they feel, in their own individual style, no two Intec releases ever sound the same.
When did you first think about launching Intec
We took a break for a few years and we relaunched mainly because we were sent a record to play, by Adam Sheridan & Mark Maitland called Tackleface, and we just felt that if there was ever a record Intec could get behind then this was it!
When did Intec actually launch?
In 1999, when C1 and Carl decided to set it up
Story behind the Intec name?
It’s an abbreviation for International Techno. Its what the label represents, techno from all corners of the world, most our artists live in different cities and countries to each other, and now techno is played much more globally so it still fits our ethos.
What was the most difficult aspect of launching the label?
Relaunching was tough, everything had changed. No more vinyl and downloads had really kicked in so it was a case of learning new ways to promote and deliver our releases online. In the early days it was basically trial and error, with more error happening!
What qualities do you look for in a Intec artist?
Hard to say really, we literally just take the music on face value. If it’s a track that we fell we can really get behind then we sign it and that’s it. There is no individual quality of a person we look for, just a quality level in the track itself. Of course it does help if your easy to get along with and happy to work as part of the overall collective too.