"I think Jon's a jewel in the crown. He's really great with the crowd and his music. He's been a great support to me. Put him in front of 30,000 people and he really goes for it. He naturally warms the crowds up. We always discuss what we'll both be playing and he goes out there and does it. At the moment he's better than most top DJs I could mention." Carl Cox, March 2007.
A DJ since 1996, having begun playing at many of the UK's major hard dance events (at clubs such as The End, Magna and the Camden Palace) and one of the original Mixmag 'Future Hero's', Jon has been a regular at some of the most exciting clubs and events of the era, often utilising up to 4 decks. Fusing most forms of Techno, House, Breakbeat and pumping Progressive House together, Jon's unique and diverse blend of sounds has won him many admirers globally, always looking to subtly push new music onto people whilst keeping them firmly on the dance floor. 2006 saw things really take off for this rising talent, having played at many of the major dance festivals across Europe including Dance Valley in Holland, UK's Global Gathering and Sonar in Spain as well as playing various dates in his current reside of London.
In 2006 Jon sat at the forefront of this ethos by running the world renowned Intec Records on behalf of Carl Cox, taking the label into new musical directions and expanding on what the label had already built. While running Intec, Jon's busy DJing schedule continued but being in this position helped Jon expand on what has been a success in A&R within the label as well as work on his own productions.
By night, Jon sits in his studio, his production outputs are busy and as in-demand as he is as a DJ. In 2006 Jon has remixed tracks on Cox's latest artist album 'Second Sign' in both House and Drum n Bass styles as well as being responsible for one of the freshest techno tracks 'Dirty Disco' on the Intec label in recent years. His releases have been supported heavily across dance music from the likes of DJs Paul Van Dyk and Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed and Ben Sims. In February 2007 Jon released an EP on Trevor Rockcliffe's Mentor label, being the first artist other than Rockliffe to ever appear on the label. A huge Rundell remix of Bad Clock by Sébastien Leger has been hammered by Cox and Van Dyk (DJ Mag Top10 track, Essential Mix play), Jon's remix of Get What You Paid 4! By Carl Cox & Saffron (from Republica) was commercially released and charted highly in America in March 07. In Summer 2007 Jon's latest release 'The London EP', including tracks 'Rock' and 'Nemesis' have been in the playlists of many. Heavy support from Van Dyk saw him play no less than two tracks from this EP and 4 others in his recent essential mix (August 2007). Jon continues to balance work, with Djing and is working on some really exciting forthcoming productions. Keep your ear to the ground!
Gig highlights of 2007 really show how far Jon has come over the last year. They have included The Gallery in London in January, in February Jakarta followed by a massive tour with Carl Cox on the Future Music Festivals across Australia during March; taking in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Auckland and Sydney and often playing to no less than 20,000 between DJs Ferry Corsten, Felix da Housecat and Carl himself. August 2007 saw Jon play at Live at Loch Lomond Festival in Scotland as well as gracing the decks of the new terrace at Space in Ibiza, for the busiest ever Carl Cox 'King of Clubs' night, Mondaybar in Stockholm and Danny Tenaglia's exclusive 'Ace of Clubs' night at Space in Ibiza for a second time.
Things are looking good for Jon, DJ and production wise. Be sure to check out his My-Space: www.myspace.com/jonrundell. Here you can view pics and videos, check out his Top10 as well as download his tracks and gain access to his monthly podcast which features mix highlights from various gigs over the world.