BLANKE continues his new drum & bass project with ÆON:TWO. This latest chapter under his new D&B alias is a 3-track sonic journey through the cosmos. Whereas the BLANKE project shares love of nature, ÆON shifts upwards towards the infinite universe above. The diverse producer debuted the new project in 2021 via Deadbeats, followed by the first EP, ÆON:ONE, in 2022.
ÆON:TWO begins on “Another Planet,” opening a universe of new discoveries and frequencies. The introductory track launches listeners into a world of rampant breakbeats, robotic vocals, and thunderous sound design. Next, listeners land on the “Surface” of a foreign plane. Electrifying synths, poignant percussion breaks, and otherworldly frequencies permeate the cinematic atmosphere. Lastly, ÆON:TWO features “Aurora,” a melodically alluring record that transverses the versatility of BLANKE/ÆON.
The infatuation with Drum & Bass continues to grow in the U.S. And now, with Deadbeats’ full support, Blanke’s ÆON project is an innovative work of today’s electronic music scene.
More about ÆON
While BLANKE’s catalog has focused on Dubstep, Mid-Tempo and Melodic Bass, ÆON will find the producer thriving in a lane of Drum & Bass that calls to early age influence from acts like Pendulum and Sub Focus. The first of two 3 track EP’s dropping in 2022, ÆON:ONE, landed in late June via Zeds Dead’s Deadbeats imprint, with lead single “Polaris” immediately picking up rotation on Australia’s triple j Radio Station. This is the first Drum & Bass focused body of work from the producer, after previous singles “Alchemy” and “Mystery” finding high success on the famed Australian station’s airwaves, peaking at #1 most played whilst crossing millions of streams on Spotify.
The Blanke Presents ÆON:MODE live show debuted at 2021’s Rollin Festival in Brisbane, Australia, backed up by a tour of New Zealand in June of the same year. Arriving in North America in October, an iconic performance at infamous renegade outfit Brownies & Lemonade’s Pop Up warehouse show in Los Angeles in October supporting Sub Focus made a serious impact on the local LA Drum & Bass scene. Kicking things up a notch in 2022 following the release of the debut EP, the ÆON:MODE show hit Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver as direct support for Zeds Dead, and made its festival Debut via Insomniac’s Project Z in Southern California the same weekend. A run of shows in support of Zed’s Dead is planned for the remainder of 2022, coupled with his own headline Tour of North America.