Nero are drum and bass and dubstep producers from the United Kingdom. Also known as NERO UK, they first joined formation Records in the summer of 2004. Over the last couple of years Dan and Joe’s tracks have been causing quite a stir in the drum and bass scene, gaining huge airplay support from top radio DJs such as Zane Lowe, Jo Whiley, Steve Lamacq, Pete Tong, Rob Da Bank and frequently from Fabio & Grooverider (all from BBC’s Radio 1) as well as Hype on Kiss FM. In 2008, Nero launched themselves into the dubstep scene, making a good impression on the scene. According to the Me and You Songfacts, Nero have remixed the likes of La Roux, Daft Punk and deadmau5 and won the 2010 Beatport’s Best Dubstep Act. Their cut, “Act Like You Know It ,” also won Beatport’s Best Dubstep Track. Alana Watson provides vocals on many of the duo’s songs however it is worth noting that she is not an official member of the group.
NERO have become a big name in both the Drum and Bass and Dubstep scenes, often fusing both styles of music in their DJ sets. They started with DnB, joining DJ SS's Formation Records in the Summer of 2004. Since then Dan and Joe's tracks have caused quite a stir, gaining huge support from DJs like Andy C, Grooverider and Friction, as well as radio airplay from Zane Lowe, Jo Whiley, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank, Steve Lamacq and Fabio & Grooverider, to name just a few.
Onto Dubstep.... Nero's debut dubstep release, 'This Way', became one of the biggest dubstep tunes of 2008 and is still selling big units across the world. Since then, Nero's consistent releases have made them one of the most talked about acts in dubstep. Their remix of the Streets' tune 'Blinded by the Lights' was a massive radio hit as well as a dancefloor smasher played by DJ's from Chase and Status and Skream to Tiesto and Diplo. More recently Nero have remixed La Roux and Deadmau5 to devastating effect.
They recently won the 2010 Beatport awards for Best Dubstep Act and Best Dubstep Track for "Act Like You Know".
Nero are currently working on their debut album signed exclusively to Chase & Status' label MTA