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Featuring producers Dan Stephens and Joe Ray along with vocalist Alana Watson, London's Nero were born a straight drum'n'bass act, but they steadily evolved into a more layered affair, mixing dubstep beats with classic house music melodies and vocals. Formed in 2004 and signed to the Formation Records label that same year, the group released a series of drum'n'bass 12"s that would take them up to 2008. That year, the Audio Freaks label released their "This Way" single, marking their shift toward dubstep. The year 2009 would find them breaking through with their own hit single, "Act Like You Know," plus a hit remix of the Streets' "Blinded by the Lights." Remix work for Daft Punk, Deadmau5, and La Roux would follow, as would an award for Best Dubstep Act 2010 from the popular online music store Beatport. In late 2010, they placed in the Top 15 of the BBC's Sound of 2011 list. In August of 2011, Nero released their debut album, Welcome Reality, an ambitious concept album created as a score for a fictional film. The album reached the number one spot on the U.K. album chart. Late in the year, the track "Reaching Out" with Daryl Hall on guest vocals was released as a single. The year 2012 saw their remix of Michael Jackson's "Speed Demon" land on the 25th anniversary edition reissue of Bad, while their debut album was reissued as Welcome Reality + with the addition of two new tracks along with a remix of their U.K. number one hit single "Promises" from Skrillex. The remix won the 2013 Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. Nero's track "Into the Past" was featured on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann's 2013 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Near the end of the year, Nero announced that their second album would be arriving in 2014. The album's first single, "Satisfy," was released in May of that year, but it would still be another year before the album's title and release date were announced. Between II Worlds finally appeared in September of 2015. ~ David Jeffries
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Promises
  3.   The Thrill
  4.   Crush on You
  5.   Innocence
  6.   Me & You
  7.   Reaching Out
  8.   Guilt
  9.   Must Be the Feeling
  10.   Two Minds
  11.   Something Else
  12.   Doomsday
  13.   This Way
  14.   Satisfy
  15.   Scorpions
  16.   Won't You (Be There)
  17.   My Eyes
  18.   Innocence
  19.   Fugue State
  20.   In the Way
  21.   Departure
  22.   Etude
  23.   Into the Past
  24.   It Comes and It Goes
  25.   Dark Skies
  26.   Into the Night
  27.   Between II Worlds
  28.   Welcome Reality
  29.   Electron
  30.   End Of The World
  31.   Lost
  32.   2808
  33.   Lost
  34.   Circles
  35.   Tonight
  36.   Bad Trip by Rob Sparx
  37.   Do You Wanna
  38.   Machine
  39.   Just Relax
  40.   Bad Trip
  41.   She's Been Sold
  42.   On the Wing
  43.   Go Back
  44.   In The Hall Of The Mountain King
  45.   Tonic
  46.   Last Dream
  47.   Lost
  48.   Vedo Nero
  49.   Ice
  50.   New Life
  51.   What Does Love Mean
  52.   Pilot
  53.   Lost
  54.   Act Like You Know
  55.   Wasted
  56.   Kool
  57.   La maison est en ruine
  58.   Near the Solution
  59.   Les goelands
  60.   Fables Gold
  61.   Energy
  62.   Stay Another Day
  63.   Welcome Reality
  64.   Requiem
  65.   Live Those Days Tonight
  66.   Closer To The Stars
  67.   Angst
  68.   Welcome Reality VIP
  69.   Choices
  70.   Symphony 2808

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