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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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Stations Featuring
Nero

    Dubstep

    Dubstep
    4 songs

    Electronica

    Electronica
    2 songs

    Workout Songs

    Workout Songs
    1 song

Albums by
Nero

Top Songs by
Nero

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  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.   Doomsday
  12.   Satisfy
  13.   Something Else
  14.   This Way
  15.   She's Been Sold
  16.   Kool
  17.   Innocence
  18.   On the Wing
  19.   Scorpions
  20.   Bad Trip by Rob Sparx
  21.   My Eyes
  22.   Dark Skies
  23.   In the Way
  24.   It Comes and It Goes
  25.   End Of The World
  26.   Won't You (Be There)
  27.   Bad Trip
  28.   Do You Wanna
  29.   Amazonia Sunrise by Sonic Entity
  30.   What Does Love Mean
  31.   Tonight
  32.   Into the Night
  33.   Ice
  34.   Machine
  35.   Into the Past
  36.   Electron
  37.   Wasted
  38.   Pilot
  39.   Just Relax
  40.   Etude
  41.   In The Hall Of The Mountain King
  42.   Lost
  43.   Fugue State
  44.   Welcome Reality
  45.   Cromatic
  46.   Circles
  47.   Between II Worlds
  48.   Les goelands
  49.   Go Back
  50.   Lost
  51.   Act Like You Know
  52.   Tonic
  53.   Lost
  54.   2808
  55.   Departure
  56.   Last Dream
  57.   Lost
  58.   La maison est en ruine
  59.   Near the Solution
  60.   Vedo Nero

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