There is no way to measure the impact that NERO had on a blossoming American EDM culture. They exploded onto the scene just as huge festivals began popping up in every major U.S. market. Their DJ and live performances brought a unique experience to crowds around the country just getting their first taste of electronic music. Mixing dubstep, drum and bass, future bass and everything in between, NERO create a story with each set using a musical intelligence that continues to influence the electronic music scene worldwide.
Dan Stephens and Joe Ray started their journey as NERO with an official release in 2004. Alana Watson, who provides the group’s signature vocals, joined the group in 2008, completing their unique sound that continues to endure the test of time. With years of practice and previous releases, the UK supergroup truly made an international name for themselves with their debut album Welcome Reality. The 2011 LP saw the release of huge fan favorites including ‘Innocence,’ ‘Must Be The Feeling,’ and ‘Crush On You,’ which still see remixes and club plays in 2018. But the most recognizable track from the album is the infamous ‘Promises’. Its 2012 Gold certification in the U.S. and the Grammy winning NERO and Skrillex remix of the track are both testaments to the passion and talent of Stevens, Ray and Watson.