Cyantific’s name is household in our community, and for a reason-- the man, Jon Stanley, creates some of the most unique-sounding dancefloor to hit the drum and bass market. His latest work is nothing short of being a genre-topping hit, but those who don’t know him should know a bit about him. For you who do, you should catch up with what he’s been doing.
An all-access was done on him recently-- I was happy to catch up with him for our friends at Best Drum And Bass about all he’s been up to this year, and get the chance to pick at his production philosophy.
“ I just make as much as possible and hope that there’s some good ones in there.
But for my money the simple ideas work the best --
If you can nail the main elements well you’re on to a winner.”
But most importantly, I’m here to alert you about Jon’s new single, out on Viper Recordings on the 21st of this month. The tune is an emotional journey simultaneously through the past and into the future, and the result? The result is a dancefloor smasher-- One of my favorite, and a certified 2017 keeper.
The tune begins with a very 80s kind of cinematic building full of echoing guitars and classic, epic, uplifting vocals. It sweeps into euphoria with a drop that’s sonically full to the brim with pumping basslines, snappy drums we know and love, and clear, pulsing plucks. Lulling with filtered horns, haunting pads, and longing synths, you’re swept into the drop again. Like a 1980s Lamborghini racing along in space, the result is clear, intense beautiful, and refreshingly intentional.
“Fade Into The Night” is a tune you can’t help but be lifted by-- So go ahead, smash that replay button.