Nero’s Alana and Dan confirm new alias, upcoming EP

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Many know Nero as the darkly dressed drum & bass devotees, who, for more than a decade, have enraptured the electronic scene with their high-powered, ’80s-channeling anthems, like “Two Minds” and “The Thrill.” But now, under the moniker The Night, the trio’s two married members, Alana Watson and Dan Stephens have set out to “tell a different story,” as they indicated in a recent, mysterious tweet.

However, the pair have now confirmed they have a full-length EP, Different Story, set for release in either spring or summer of 2018, via Monstercat‘s Instinct imprint. The new project will create a space for the traditionally shadowy characters to explore smoother dance and synth-pop sounds that would be ill-suited under the nefarious Nero name.

Stephens recently told Billboard that the side project — two years in the making— salvaged his creative energy. Over time, he grew weary of the notoriously dark color palettes ensconcing Nero’s larger-than-life productions. Although now, Stephens says he “feels fresh” divulging back into Nero.

The first of a long list of releases to come, “Different Story,” which Stephens has used to close out a number of Nero DJ sets as of late, can be pre-saved here.

H/T: Billboard

Monstercat announces split into two imprints: Instinct and Uncaged

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Canadian label Monstercat has started 2018 off with a bold step in a new direction.

After seeing exponential growth in 2017 encompassing a broad spectrum of music, the 2017 DA Label of the Year has announced a massive change in the label to cater to its wide fan base.

Going forward, the label will be split into two imprints — Instinct and Uncaged — to represent the music classified under each. Instinct will represent the “pop-infused faction of music” under the Monstercat name, while Uncaged will represent the “heavy-hitting and bass-fueled side” of the label.

The Monstercat team also announced that Owl City and Didrick will be releasing under the Instinct brand in 2018, and Gent & Jawns and Darren Styles will be joining the Uncaged side this year.

The two videos below give a quick snapshot of what listeners can expect from both sides of the label in coming months.

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Monstercat Diversifies with “Uncaged” and “Instinct” Brands

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As the indie electronic label Monstercat enters its sixth year on the scene, the “EDM” genre has changed a lot over the years. With these changes, though, Monstercat has always kept up with the times. In doing so, the family has grown immensely and the Canadian label has established a spectrum of artists. Nonetheless, like

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