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The Dawn of Aeronexus

Synthronicity: Since blasting onto the scene back in 2018 he has shown true character and has carved a reputable name for himself with the release of his first E.P 'Forever Drifting' . With a 2nd album already in the pipeline which is due for release in the coming months and fantastic collaborations with Millenium Falck, Masked & King Stephen he shows no signs of taking his foot off the gas. Having already played to audiences up and down the UK supporting the likes of LeBrock and Lazerpunk to name but a few I thought it time I'd learn a little more about our Space Ranger..read on..



Tell us a little about you, where you’re from and how you got started in Music?


I'm Aeronexus from Warrington, UK. I got started on music when I first got to have a go on a program in my high school called "Music-Maker" or something along those lines where I would play with the loops and mess around on the midi keyboards in the class. After that I ended up getting Garage Band on my phone and for a few years I was messing around only on that until I finally upgraded and got Logic where I started to make Synthwave fully.


How has your sound developed over the years? & has the current market been of any influence in that?


My sound has delved into more Sci-Fi / fantasy style and I don't think the main market has influenced it, I think its more playing a lot of fantasy games and being inspired by old cartoons and anime I used to watch like Thundercats. I have a big love for both Fantasy and Sci-Fi so Aeronexus has became a bit of both in a way. But one song on my next release was inspired by a pop ballad type track..but on another release I will be showing off something much heavier than I have ever done so its also constantly changing!



Who did you listen to when you were growing up?


My first ever CD I bought was Linkin Park: Hybrid Theory, which was my first real delve into my love for metal. Plus I played Tony Hawk games a lot on my ps2 which got me into a lot of the music from the soundtracks. But 80s music has a huge impact to as my Dad would always play it in the car when I would see him so I grew up loving both. Also transformers being my favourite film when I was a kid made me love the soundtrack by Vince

Dicola.



Tell us your best and worse gig experience?


Best gig experience has got to be playing Tales From The Crypt in Bristol. It was the best crowd I've ever had as everyone was super digging the music, dancing and just seeing that made me so happy to see people enjoying my stuff that much.



Worst was a show I did in Wrexham where nobody showed up. Still played!


Is there anything new you’re working on currently that you’d like to share a little bit about?


I got 2 releases! One is a full length LP which I have released the single Lunar Arc (Feat. KING STEPHEN) I can’t wait to share more details on the LP and who is in it! The LP has so many new sounds with not as much of a focus on ambiance but other more prominent sounds.




The second one is a secret E.P which will be coming out a few months after the LP. Delving into a lot darker sounds.


What’s next for you as an artist?


The 2 upcoming releases this year I'm super stoked for. I really wanna push to do a vinyl release for one of them as I love collecting vinyl and that would be ace! but also am going to try to further my visual art too! I wanna really push my sounds boundaries and see how far I can push my sound!


If you could collaborate with anyone else on the scene who would it be and why?


Dan Terminus, 'Automated Refrains' is a huge inspiration to my sound and evolution of Aeronexus and ranks as one of my favourite albums of all time. I adore Dan Terminus's melodies & the sounds and the feeling you get from his music.



Favourite Movie and why?


My favourite film ever is the transformers movie (1986) as I grew up with loving it and still to this day I love everything about the film! Its just really fun film with cool visuals , fun action and to top it off with a awesome soundtrack scored by Vince Di Cola and other amazing artists!



Who or what got you into the Synth scene initially?


Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and Hotline Miami back in 2013. The music and style of the games drew me in and this made me discover new artists in the scene and end up searching for more and more to the point that it got me wanting to make synth.



Please consider supporting Aeronexus via the links below:


https://aeronexus.bandcamp.com/music

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ECkwS5jxw5gNHno0au1Xo?si=bi8iAAbYTaue-JPtXVrm-g

https://www.facebook.com/TheAeronexus/


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