CHART SPOTLIGHT. It looks as if the dubstep duo Nero’s ‘Promises’ is set to knock Cheryl Lloyd’s ‘Swagger Jagger’ off the top tomorrow night. The Earmilk blog premiered the ‘Promises’ already in May. The duo consists of members Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray with guest vocalist Alana. Only a few weeks ago, DJ Fresh’s ‘Louder’ topped the singles chart, further strengthening the position of dubstep.Nero is expected to bow its debut set Welcome Reality later this year.
A prolific team, Nero’s first single came in 2008 with ‘This Way.’ Signed by fellow dubstep act Chase & Status on their label MTA Records.
Nero won the 2010 Beatport Awards for Best Dubstep Act and Best Dubstep Track for ‘Act Like You Know’ back in 2009. Famous for their remixes, New Yorker Magazine’s Sasha Frere-Jones listed the Nero remix of The Streets’s ‘Blinded by the Lights’ as one of the top songs of 2009. As producers, Nero has remixed the likes of La Roux, deadmau5, N*E*R*D and Daft Punk.
CHART SPOTLIGHT. Earlier today, English singer and rapper Examplethat his latest video “Stay Awake” will premiere tonight at Channel 4 at half past midnight. It will go to YouTube straight after, promoting the August 28 release.
“Change the Way You Kiss Me” Set the Example
WelcheMusic covered the release of “Change the Way You Kiss Me” which reached the biggest weekly sales to date upon its release this June. Expect the follow-up single to deliver in the same neighborhood as it has HIT written all over it. Similar to Calvin Harris, whose collaboration with Kelis rendered him a No.1 hit recently, “Stay Awake” is poppy, melodic and dance friendly.
Held Coldplay off the Top Spot
As Music News points out, Example managed to beat the rock giants Coldplay to the top and selling in excess of 20K copies. The new single is produced by the dubstep wizards Nero and was written after waking up at Ibiza Rocks and seeing hundreds of kids still going from the night before. Example says “it’s about a messed up generation who spend all their money on partying and questioning whether or not it’s right. We spend all our money to stay awake the longest.”
Playing in the Shadows Hosts Top Names
The track will be included on the album Playing in the Shadows which is slated for a September 5th release in the UK. Example has worked with names such as Chase & Status, Nero, Michael Woods, Skream and Faithless on the new album.