Q Nightclub and Disco Donnie present Nero (DJ Set): The London duo is composed of producers Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray, who formed the group when they were 17 years old, at the specialist music school in Pimlico that they both attended. Both were musical prodigies, Ray playing classical guitar and Stephens the cello, but both composed electronic music on their laptops in their own time. By 2004, the band had signed to Formation Records and over the course of the next four years, released a critically acclaimed series of 12 inches that started out as straight drum ’n’ bass but over time developed into their signature sound of pop-inflected dubstep. They’ve won a Grammy for a collaboration with Skillex and worked with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra to bring the world “The Dubstep Symphony”, and have built up a reputation as one of the best live acts in electronic music.
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