UK dance duo Nero have had a pretty decent career so far by most peoples’ standards, but they reached their current musical peak yesterday when they teamed up with the BBC’s Philharmonic Orchestra for their “Dubstep Symphony“. This musical soundclash was brought together by the BBC who did a live simulcast of the event on Radio 1, 1Xtra and online.
My achilles heel is orchestral music, so I am pretty much a sucker for this composition. This is what I was expecting the dubstep genre to evolve into, following in the footsteps of Hybrid who championed this kind of music back in the early 00’s. But instead I am hearing more and more artists opting for that grittier, abrasive sound which is a bit of a shame.
Anyway, you can watch the whole performance above, or simply listen to the performance below if you aren’t in need of visual stimuli. Enjoy.
Update: When I first heard this composition, there was something not quite right for me. I felt the mixing was a little off, and apparently Nero thought the same as they have taken the soundboard recording and remastered it back at their studio. You can listen to and then download the new version below: