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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, Rovi
Until he debuted his alias Feed Me in 2008, Hertfordshire, England native Jon Gooch was known for his aggressive, hard-edged drum’n’bass productions as Spor. While Spor remained an ongoing outlet for Gooch, the producer quickly gained notice for his dubstep/electro-house hybrids as Feed Me; he signed to Deadmau5’s Mau5trap label and issued “The Spell” (2008) and the album Feed Me’s Big Adventure (2010), as well as the EPs To the Stars (2011) and Escape from Electric Mountain (2012). He also increased his profile by remixing the likes of Chase & Status (“Let You Go”), Nero (“Innocence”), Gorillaz (“On Melancholy Hill”), and Robyn (“Call Your Girlfriend”). Calamari Tuesday, his second album, was released in 2013 via Gooch’s own Sotto Voce imprint. Over the next four years, he averaged a new EP each year beginning with Feed Me’s Psychedelic Journey (2014) followed by A Giant Warrior Descends on Tokyo (2015), Feed Me’s Family Reunion (2016), and Feed Me’s Existential Crisis (2017). He also collaborated with American producer Kill the Noise on the 2014 single “Far Away.”
As the production wizard from Southern California, No Mana has been practising musical alchemy and sculpting a craft that has never seen the light of day. However, with the work let loose in the recent days, his music has gotten to the best of Eric Prydz, Dillon Francis and many more. In just under a year, he begins to release his material under mau5trap and shows the world what he’s all about – voltaic electro house with influences from various four-to-the-floor genres, and styles from different years and stages of electronic music.
with support by
Rucca – DJ
After a very successful duo (R&D) had to split due to distance and college, Rucca was born. After coming to American University, Lucca Vaselli continued the R&D project as a solo act (Rucca), performing at venues around Washington DC like Ultrabar and the 9:30 club, and opening the American University Student Union Board’s fall 2014 concert with Karmin and Jojo. There is no slowing down this upcoming talent! He spins the freshest of beats to get the crowd grooving!
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