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Ahead of Bloodline's launch this Friday, Cyantific speaks with Guestlist

Drum and Bass | Wednesday 1st August 2018 | Arren

Fresh of the bat of his latest album and just ahead of his album launch this Friday, Cyantific talks with Guestlist.

For almost two decades, Cyantific has been a staple in the drum & bass scene. His big room productions and solid skills behind the decks has meant he's propelled his position in drum & bass. He's just released his latest album Bloodline on Viper Recordings. He'll be officially launching that this Friday at Egg for the next Viper London bash. Ahead of that, Niamh O’ Connor spoke to him for Guestlist.

You’ve been at the forefront of the dnb scene for over a decade, how has today’s scene changed compared to the first rave you played at?
Technology for one, not just to DJ with, but also you might see someone texting on their flip phone. The whole filming every bit of a gig wasn’t a thing back then. The music is still great, and the production levels keep getting higher. I remember thinking in 2007 or so that it had peaked, and much credit is due to the people really pushing it.

What spurred you on to sign exclusively to Viper Recordings back in 2014?
I loved what they were doing as a label and I know Brendan pretty well. I gave him a call and he was instantly really excited, which made it feel like the right decision to make.

After producing a plethora of albums, remixes and singles released on other labels like Hospital and Ram & Critical over the last number of years, what inspires you to keep producing without hitting too many creative barriers in the studio?
The thing about writing & producing music is there is always more to learn. You start out with a big gap between what you hear in your head and what you’re capable of making. As time goes by the gap gets smaller but I don’t think it ever disappears. Maybe it does and that would be the time to pack it in!

What inspirations were you channelling when producing the new album and how hard it is to work ’solo'?
It’s a whole different ball game working solo. There’s no second opinions, but I enjoy that responsibility. As for inspirations I was trying to write something that sounded like an 80’s soundtrack, not anything specifically, just an imaginary 80’s film. I did go a bit more obvious with Cyborg (The Terminator) & Outatime (BTTF) but mainly it was meant to be a bit ambiguous. I’m a massive fan of cinema, and sound tracks, so bringing that element to d&b has always been a goal of mine.

Please can you leave us with three tracks from Viper artists who are set to soar in 2018 or from your catalogue of stunners?

Dossa & Locuzzed - Shag VIP

Synergy - Redline

Ekko & Sidetrack - Combat

Cyantific launches his latest EP, Bloodline at Egg this Friday. Grab tickets here, or try and bag yourself a pair of tickets with our exclusive competition.

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