A DJ since ‘96, beginning his career at many of the UK’s major dance events (at clubs such
as The End, Magna and 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. Fusing Techno, House, Breakbeat and pumping Progressive House together, Jon’s unique and diverse blend of sounds has won him many admirers globally, by subtly pushing 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, Global Gathering and Sonar to name but a few, as well as regular dates across the UK.
In 2006 Jon accepted the position of 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 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 works in his studio, his production outputs are many and as in-demand as he is as a DJ. Jon has remixed tracks for Cox’s latest artist album ‘Second Sign’ in both Electro House and Drum n Bass styles as well as being responsible for one of the freshest techno tracks on Intec ‘Dirty Disco’. His releases have been supported heavily by the likes (amongst others) of DJs Paul Van Dyk, Danny Tenaglia, John Digweed and Ben Sims. In 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 Van Dyk (DJ Mag Top10 track, Essential Mix plays, regular on his Soundgarten show) Jon’s remix of Get What You Paid 4! By Carl Cox featuring Saffron from Republica on vocals was commercially released and charted highly in America’s Billboard charts. 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, a stop off gig in Jakarta followed by a massive tour at 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 such as Ferry Corsten, Felix da Housecat and Carl Cox. 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 warming things up for Danny Tenaglia on the inside terrace at Dannys’ exclusive ‘Ace of Clubs’ night at Space in Ibiza for a second time in 07.
Things are looking good for Jon, DJ and production wise. On route to Australia in early 2008 Jon will visit the Far East. Jon will then be joining Carl Cox again on tour across Australia, this time for the Big Day Out festivals. First stop is Auckland in NZ, finishing in Perth via the Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Jon then plans to concentrate on more production work by getting into the studio with Carl as well as fitting in other DJ bookings across Aus, before flying out to Miami to make his presence at the annual Winter Music Conference.
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