Nero are electronic music artists, best known for producing house, dubstep, and drum and bass. Nero's debut dubstep release was "This Way" in 2008. They won the 2010 Beatport awards for Best Dubstep Act and Best Dubstep Track for "Act Like You Know" in 2009. Nero recently released their first album, named "Welcome Reality" (after the "Me & You" B-Side), signed to MTA Records, owned by Chase & Status.
Sasha Frere-Jones, journalist for the New Yorker Magazine, listed Nero's remix of The Streets, "Blinded by the Lights" in his top songs of 2009. The track had radio airplay in the UK as well as being played by DJs including Chase & Status, Skream, Tiësto DJ Piles and Diplo. More recently Nero have remixed La Roux, deadmau5, and N*E*R*D.
The duo released their first official single "Innocence" in the United Kingdom on 26 April 2010. The single was released as a double A-side with the track "Electron" as a digital download, as well as on vinyl. The track peaked at number 167 on the UK Singles Chart besides peaking at number 16 and 11 on the Dance and Independent charts. On 6 December 2010, Nero were nominated for the BBC's Sound of 2011 poll.
The nomination was followed by the addition of their second official single "Me & You" to BBC Radio 1's A List playlist on 8 December 2010. The single was released in the UK as both a digital download and a 12" vinyl on 2 January 2011, where it debuted at number 1 on the singles chart, also managing to reach the number-one spot on the independent-releases chart. The duo's third single, "Guilt" made its premiere when Zane Lowe selected it as his Worst Record in the World on 22 February.
Having been released on 24 April, "Guilt" debuted at number 8 in the UK. The London duo's debut album Welcome Reality was released on 15 August 2011 and features tracks "Innocence", "Me & You", "Guilt" and "Promises". The latter track, "Promises" made its debut on 17 May when Zane Lowe named it Hottest Record in the World - the third consecutive single from the duo to achieve this feat. On 14 August 2011, "Promises" debuted at number 1 in the UK singles chart. Their debut album entitled "Welcome Reality" was released on 15 August 2011 and debuted at number 1 in the UK album chart.