Cyantific called it a day on his music career last night with a short but simple message to is fans.
At 5pm on Sunday evening Cyantific took to his social media platforms to share a post that read “It’s been real. Goodbye & thank you”.
Understandably fans were a little concerned by the message, but thankfully Cyantific jumped back online to assure everyone that he was calling it a day on being ‘Cyantific’, nothing more serious;
“Hey, I just thought I should clarify what I’m saying here. It’s really touching that so many of you have reached out, but I am fine, I promise. It’s just this thing, Cyantific, is done. Love, Jon”
The Start Of Cyantific
Cyantific started releasing music 2 decades ago back in 2002 with a release on the now defunct Replicant Audio label. Originally comprised of Jon Stanley & Matt Whitehead, Cyantifc went on to release ‘Timescape’, on John B’s label.
‘Timescape’ caught the ear of High Contrast. Jon happened to be DJing at a night in London directly before High Contrast, who’d taken an interest in ‘Timescape’. Stanley passed him a demo CD, and two weeks later Hospital Records called the Cyantific guys in for a meeting which resulted in them signing an album deal.
A string of landmark singles were released ahead of the album, including ‘Don’t Follow’ featuring Timeless vocalist Diane Charlemange, ‘Reincarnation Dub’ & ‘Little Green Men’.
In 2006 the debut Cyantific album was released. ‘Ghetto Blaster’, with its retro Transformers style artwork, included 13 tracks and features from Matrix and Logistics.
2007 saw Stanley recognised for his DJing skills, winning BBC 1Xtra’s 2007 Xtra Bass award for ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’.
In 2009 the duo parted ways with Jon carrying on by himself as Cyantific.
Originally called Cyantific, the CYN Music record label was launched in 2010 and was known for its incredible releases & spectacular artwork.
With releases from Cyantific himself plus Dimension, Dub Motion & Karma the CYN Music label was definitely a home for great drum & bass music. Releases included ‘Obey’, ‘Mirador’, ‘Cyantific Dub’, ‘Hard Times’ & Dimensions ‘Crowd Reaction’.
Anyone who caught Cyantific DJing live were always in for a treat, but those who weren’t able to see him in a club or festival were able stay up to date with what he was up to, & catch him in the mix, via his Cyantific FM podcast.
It was a favourite of ours, even making it into our 5 Essential Drum And Bass Podcasts list last year!
In late 2014, on Friction’s BBC Radio 1 show, it was announced that Cyantific had exclusively signed to Futurebound’s record label, Viper Recordings.
Cyantific’s first song, entitled “Bring You Love”, for the record label was released on the ‘Decade of Viper album as an exclusive. It was also mentioned that he would be working on his second studio album on the label.
Bloodline came out in 2018 featuring 17 tracks and collaborations from DC Breaks, B-Motion & Shock One. The retro 80’s vibe of the album even went as far as covering the 1983 hit ‘Just Be Good To Me’ in the form of ‘Wild Child’. other notable tracks included ‘Body Movin’, ‘Hardbody’, ‘Outatime Pt. 2’ & ‘Colour In The Shadows’ featuring Benji.
Last year, in one of his final press interviews, Cyantific spoke with us about his 3rd studio album ‘Discovery Part 1’, released on his own Discovery imprint.
In the interview we spoke about his move across the otherside of the World to New Zealand to which he stated, “It’s my main goal in life right now, to get over there and start a new chapter”
We hope he’s settled into his new life over there and wish him all the best for the future.
Thanks for the music Cyantific!
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