Before their split a few years ago, Cyantific duo Matt and Jon had quite an accomplished resume in the d’n’b world. Between the two, they scored a record deal with the mighty Hospital Records, got a nod from BBC 1 Xtra for best breakthrough DJ, and dropped their massively popular, future-funk debut album Ghetto Blaster. In 2009, the duo became a solo act as group member Matt decided to part ways with his Cyantific brethren. Since then, Jon has continued business as usual, dropping huge tunes recently like Infinity and Touch Me, and now we have a new red hot EP called Mirador on his eponymous imprint.
Mirador is a bit of a throwback to the rollers of the golden era of d’n’b with its rambling bassline and deluged vocal edits. The tune’s arrangement is somewhat reminiscent of the huge J Majik remix of Hatiras’ Spaced Invader from over a decade ago, but with a contemporary coat of dissonant, metallic sythwork. The track’s uplifting vibes continue to build without reprieve–a staple of Cyantific’s early sound. The EP’s AA-side, Defect, is a much dirtier tune, with abrasive mid-range bass and mysterious sound effects. Defect’s mutating, futuristic breakdowns are filled with vibes straight out of a sci-fi movie.