As far as British success stories go, none have perfected the field of emotionally charged chart-friendly Dub Step better than Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray, better known as London’s own Nero. With a spate of large scale festival appearances under their belts and their highly acclaimed debut album ‘Welcome Reality’ still going strong across the globe, Reaching Out marks yet another chapter of their status as a European stronghold within their oversubscribed genre.
As eclectic Tech House visionaries and one third of the brains behind Get Physical Music, Arno Kammermeier and Walter Merziger, who make up Booka Shade, have continued to deal in sophisticated doses of unpredictable Dance music. Their remodel, by far the most imaginative take on Nero’s unintimidating original, brings ambient percussion, unpredictable keys and the glow warm vintage synthesiser to an otherwise uninspiring package of remixes.
Words by Dan Carter
Formerly told to be an unofficial interpretation has now come to light as an official one. Released under a moniker of it supposedly being the throbbing Steve Angello remix, Dirty South ventures previously undiscovered territory in terms of boasting his take on a dubstep and electro-house fuse. Heavily influenced by the original of Nero’s Me and You, the head honcho of Phazing Records and a 2011 outlet made up by nothing short of full-on hits like Walking Alone with Those Usual Suspects, Alive alongside Thomas Gold and the remixes on Skylar Grey’s Invisible and Coming Home emits his wobbling remix one of the singles off the the dynamic London duo’s recent debut album, titled “Welcome Reality”, through MTA Records. As we yet await his follow-up alongside Axwell and Rudy to the classic Open Your Heart, titled ‘Dreams’, the now Los Angeles residing DJ and producer screens his capability of sound fluctuation in this newest remix for Nero.
Nero – Me and You (Dirty South Remix) [MTA Records] – iTunes Link
(The one misnamed ‘Steve Angello Remix’ is the actual remix from Dirty South)
Taken from Nero’s recent debut album, ”Welcome Reality”, the dubstep original of Me and You is outrightly remixed by the label honcho of Size Records and one third of the highly-prosperous Swedish House Mafia outfit – Steve Angello. Having submitted a pledge to offer his fans a minimum of one offering a month, the now Los Angeles residing DJ and producer releases his first solo remix since last year’s take on Magnetic Man’s Stronger, taking on another dubstep production outfit from the United Kingdom. Evoking the sound that fortified Angello prior the era of Swedish House Mafia to make up this rigorous installment on MTA Records seems to have been an ingenious move as it unfolds into a banging floor filler unlike others. Flipping from a two and a half minute anagogical and euphoric breakdown into a stodgy electro lead and infectious baselines, it’s with nothing but anticipation another solo production from Steve Angello emerges, coming on the heels of his edits on Kendo and The Moment.
Nero – Me and You (Steve Angello Remix) [MTA Records] – iTunes Link
(The one misnamed ‘Steve Angello Remix’ is actually one from Dirty South, but the real release of Angello’s remix is due out shortly)