Nero Interview

Nero Interview

Dubstep/drum and bass duo Nero – Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray are heading up from their native London to play RockNess this year; let's find out their thoughts about it, shall we?

Are you excited to be coming to Scotland to play at RockNess?
Yes, can’t wait as we’ve heard the setting is amazing so it’s going to be a wicked experience.

Do you think the music scene differs depending on which part of the country you’re in, and how does this affect your sets?
You definitely notice a lot of energy up in Scotland, but we’re really lucky that we get an up for it crowd where ever we go.

Congratulations on your recent songs ‘Me & You’ and ‘Guilt’ which have done extremely well this year, do you think that Dub-step is here to stay?
Genres always come and go but dubstep is evolving in a really positive way so it will always be around in some shape or form.

Dub-step is now becoming more mainstream, does this affect how you produce your music?
It doesn’t affect us at all, we didn’t make ‘Me & You’ to get on the radio, but they liked it, so we’re just going to keep making music we like and hope the success carries on.

What do you think will be the ‘Summer 2011’ song?
There are so many contenders this year but I think a lot of producers are yet to pull out their big guns for the festival season yet.

Have you got any surprises in store for the RockNess crowd?
There are going to be some un heard tracks from our forthcoming album “Welcome Reality” in our sets, as well as our own VIP edits

Who are your inspirations for your music?
Our inspirations are extremely wide but I suppose Daft Punk are the ones that we constantly look to and reference.

Any tips to be a ‘Pro-festival goer’?
Erm…Take your own bathroom?

What are your plans for the rest of the year?
We’re working on getting our album totally finished, it’s due out on the 1st August so time is ticking. We’re also working at getting our live show on tour in October.

You are supporting deadmau5 in Victoria Park – anything special planned for the London show?
We’re headlining the tent in Victoria Park so are going to be preparing some special edits to make sure it’s a memorable set.

Nero Performs at RockNess on the 10th June 2011. For more information visit this link.

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