Unlike most artists and celebrities, Nero have avoided being consumed by the ever-present stranglehold of social media. Before October 11th, the trio hadn’t posted on Facebook since May, and while their Twitter made slightly better progress, their communication with fans has been scant since the beginning of 2013. After a long period of silence, Nero have finally spoken, and they’ve come with great news: a new album expected to be released in the new year. Following the unparalleled success of Welcome Reality, which was released in August 2011, expectations for their upcoming album remain high.
San Diego’s LED Presents has announced the line up for their two-day New Year’s Eve event. The annual OMFG! celebration is 18+ and will take place from December 30th to 31st. Today, the event has released their official lineup and officially roots LED as a promoter to watch. The SoCal company has always placed a heavy emphasis on trap and trip hop style artists in their lineups, but there’s a new sense of variety coming from their holiday celebration roster. Boys Noize, Diplo, Madeon, Nervo, Laidback Luke, GTA, Nero, Feed Me, DJ Snake, Bro Safari, Henrix, Brazzabelle, Ookay, and Cole Plante will light up the San Diego arena and ring in 2014 with some of electronic music’s favorite tunes. With early bird tickets already sold out, pre-sale tickets are available here, so grab yours now before the next price hike.Posted by
When HARD released their Day of the Dead lineup a few months ago, we knew it was going to be something special. Though most festivals these days boast enough names to have the average dance music fan salivating, this year’s HARD Day of the Dead lineup seemed particularly exceptional. While sets from Boys Noize, Zeds Dead, Maya Jane Coles, and The Blood Beetroots would have been more than enough for a satisfactory Saturday, HARD Day 1 also boasted three extraordinary festival anomalies: a solo set from Skrillex, a live set from Nero, and a headlining set from Eric Prydz’s techno alterego, Cirez D.
To commemorate the late King of Pop, we celebrate Michael Jackson’s life in the best way Dancing Astronaut can, through a remix. Nero took “Speed Demon” from Michael’s seventh studio album Bad released on October 12, 1989. He speeds up the tempo and adds a fiery dubstep melody to Michael’s timeless vocal emphasizing the intensity of the original. The track was added to Bad’s 25th Anniversary Special Edition album released September, 2012, along with Afrojack’s remix to single “Bad.”
On the fourth anniversary of his death, fans of all genres can come together and celebrate the contributions Michael made to the music community. We miss you and your dance moves. Rest in peace MJ.Posted by
With dozens of festivals popping up as the EDM bubble continues its precarious swell, lineups start to meld together, sets start to sound similar, and it becomes very difficult for any particular act to stand out. Yet after letting the Spring Awakening wave fully wash over us, there was one set that refused to sink back into blur, and that set was Nero’s.
Chicago’s Spring Awakening Music Festival touched down on Soldier Field this Friday, kicking off the summer’s in-city festivals. We joined the neon hordes thronging Museum Campus Drive, ready to party on the 50 yard line. With two days and dozens of acts left to go, here’s what we learned from Spring Awakening Day One.
Spring Awakening is set to return to Chicago’s Soldier Field this June, building on last year’s success and covering not two but three days, all while holding its own amongst the city’s packed summer festival schedule. With big names like Calvin Harris, Paul Oakenfold, and Boys Noize and 100-some other top acts besides, we’ve compiled the artists we simply can’t miss to help you solve the quandary of so many artists, so little time.
As if their debut album Welcome Reality wasn’t cinematic enough, Nero have concocted a haunting, orchestral composition for Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, The Great Gatsby. “Into The Past” is a gorgeously dark production, making use of foreboding reverb, sparsely placed kicks and snares, and ethereal vocals from Alana Watson to craft quite the visceral experience. When combined with the emotional absorption of a full-feature blockbuster, the power of Nero’s “Into the Past” on the big screen will undoubtedly be cathartic. The official soundtrack for The Great Gatsby is due out May 7th on Interscope Records, including “Into The Past” and unreleased material from Florence + the Machine, Jay-Z and more.Posted by
Avicii and Diplo: two dance music extraordinaires that took 2012 by storm — enough so to earn prestigious Grammy nominations. From the year’s biggest productions to sold-out performances around the world, each proved to be standout entertainers and representatives of the mainstream-crossover jig. Thomas Pentz and Tim Berg — as listed by The Recording Academy — have occupied Hollywood this past week to prepare for what they anticipate will be a historic evening . So how are the guys gearing up for the 55th Annual Grammy show? Click below the break to find out.
Skrillex, Diplo, Kaskade, Tommy Trash and Nero have teamed up with (RED) to bring fans a Grammy’s pre-party called DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES on February 8th. The mostly invite-only event will be held at a secret location in Los Angeles and will benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES offers a uniquely intimate setting for audience. If you’re interested in getting a more up-close and personal experience you can bid on the meet and greet package. The highest bidders wins the opportunity to meet dubstep heavy-weight Skrillex.
Head over to Charitybuzz.com to bid the packages.Posted by