Nero reveals details of their collaboration with ZHU in recent interview
Nero is easily one of the biggest names in electronic music,. The British trio made their highly-anticipated return to London’s legendary nightclub Fabric just a few days ago, much to the delight of their religious fans.
Before their return to Fabric, Dan, one of the trio, on caught up with the Fabric crew and opened up on the group’s high profile collaboration with ZHU — which didn’t go as smoothly as the finished product might deceive listeners into believing.
“He was really into it (the unfinished track) and wanted the stems. I was still a little unsure about collaborating, especially on that particular track, as it was already fairly complete and the plan was to write something together from scratch. But I gave him the stems, and he ended up putting some parts on it that we weren’t that into. We were actually going to pull the whole thing when he released a clip of it to the public without talking to us. We found out about it through Twitter. In the end we took off most of his parts and finished the track ourselves.”
He further went on to talk about the group members’ various side projects, which has been taking up most of their time. “We each had some ideas for side projects. Alana and I have been working together on a project called The Night. It’s hard to define genre-wise but it’s definitely a very different vibe from Nero, and it’s dropping next month. oe has released his first solo track under his own name: Joseph Ray. It’s called Inside. He’s also working on a project with the Haitian band Lakou Mizik. I’ve only heard bits but it’s sounding exciting.”
While the group’s side projects seem to be the priority at the moment, Dan assured listeners that new Nero music was in the works as well. “We’re also working on Nero stuff. It’s actually really nice to be writing all the time but having different things to focus on. It feels like the new Nero stuff is really strong as a result.”