NERO An hour and a half of big choons

Entrevista publicada en el número de agosto de Amnesia Magazine
By Elena Aoyama / FIX Ibiza

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Fue el dubstep el género que catapultó a Daniel Stephens y Joseph Ray junto a la vocalista Alana Watson, pero es la electrónica, “una definición más vaga”, la que les ha lanzado al estrellato. En su primer álbum ‘Welcome Reality’ (2011) ya incorporaban pinceladas trance, house, electro y techno para conseguir un disco con una visión amplia, desviando las etiquetas.

 Un álbum que constituye un concepto en sí mismo y que tiene lugar en 2808, en un mundo futurista post apocalíptico, basado en algunas de las grandes cintas de ciencia ficción de la década de los 80 como Blade Runner o Alien y que a su vez integra, una bonita historia de amor. 

Pero no se pueden obviar los inicios de Nero: drum & bass para las masas, un buen puñado de remixes y un abanico dispar de influencias que acogen desde The Beatles a Phil Collins, pasando por The Prodigy o el rock en general. Abandonaron el underground cuando alcanzaron las listas de éxitos en Reino Unido con su single ‘Guilt’ y con el ya histórico directo que fusionaba dubstep y música de orquesta para la BBC Dubstep Symphony, lo que ellos mismos definen como “una oportunidad” en su carrera profesional.

 Jóvenes y con la escena musical de su lado, Daniel y Joseph tienen ganas de Ibiza, la isla en la que han pinchado ya “5 ó 6 veces”. Sus últimas sesiones, “que han resultado ser obviamente las mejores”, dicen, han ocurrido, claro está, en Amnesia. Charlamos con Nero.

  

Cuando se iniciaron en el negocio de la música, ¿imaginaban que llegarían a formar parte de la programación de la capital mundial de la electrónica, Ibiza?

Lo cierto es que no. Para nosotros la música no era más que una afición, así que haber conseguido éxito y haber hecho carrera de algo que amamos ha sido realmente fantástico. 

¿Cómo se desencadena el éxito en una industria saturada de deejays y productores?

Creemos que el momento del cambio llegó entre 2008 y 2009, cuando algunas de nuestras referencias eran pinchadas por grandes deejays y tras lanzar el remix de The Streets, ‘Blinded by the Lights’, que se llegó a escuchar bastante en BBC Radio 1.

Comenzaron muy pronto, con tan sólo 17 años. Cuando sus amigos descubrían el mundo en plena adolescencia, Daniel and Joseph pasaban el día encerrados en su habitación convertida en estudio, produciendo música electrónica. ¿Sienten que se han perdido algo?

(Risas). Pues no, para nada. No teníamos amigos. Descubríamos el mundo solos, encerrados en nuestro cuarto. 

¿Podríamos definir su electrónica como el sonido de una nueva generación?

Creo que sí, es una descripción válida. De hecho muchos chicos y chicas jóvenes vienen a nuestras actuaciones. La música electrónica se encuentra ahora en uno de sus mejores momentos…

 ¿Se plantean la forma en la que podría evolucionar el sonido de Nero en sus futuros álbumes y producciones?

Sí y no. Pensamos un montón en la dirección del futuro. Está claro que hay que evolucionar y crear nuevas e interesantes propuestas musicales. Pero no es algo que haya que hacer de repente ni de una manera radical. Así que dicho esto, lo mejor es producir espontáneamente, lo que salga y no planteárselo demasiado.

Nero ha conquistado el mercado británico, pero también el norteamericano. ¿Cómo son ambos públicos y cómo es su experiencia musical en EEUU?

Son públicos muy diferentes. Algunos temas funcionan a la perfección en un lugar, mientras que no se podría decir lo mismo en el otro. Pero es un placer pinchar en cualquiera de los dos países. EEUU es un lugar apasionante ahora mismo. Nuestro único deseo es que la escena electrónica del momento se desarrolle correctamente.

¿Qué ciudad o club dirían que es el mejor como laboratorio para experimentar la reacción del público con su música?

La verdad, cualquiera. Todos los públicos son muy diferentes. Bueno, espera, sí claro, ¡Amnesia! (Risas) 

El 2011 fue un año frenético para Nero. Qué ha pasado este 2012 y qué está a punto de ocurrir en lo que queda?

Hemos estado de gira durante estos meses y hemos comenzado a trabajar en el que será nuestro segundo álbum, lo cual nos hace muy felices.

¿Qué les interesa además de la música?
La comida, el vino y el cine. Y también Beethoven FM.

¿Qué puede esperar de Nero el público de Amnesia?

Una hora y media de temazos.

 

November 23, 2012. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

SAYDIBELLE’S INTERNSHIP FOR FIX IBIZA …SO FAR!

5 months down the line, doing an internship with FIX IBIZA… a well-known PR and Events Management company.  I have decided to write a blog to tell you how it’s going!

 So, how did I get to where I am now!?

Well, it all started last summer, when I was thinking about university choices and my current work experiences… having just moved to Ibiza and with a passion for Media, I decided I wanted to expand my knowledge and see what was out there for me in my new stomping ground of  Ibiza, and that’s when  I got the chance to help at FIX IBIZA… those 2 weeks work experience jam-packed with  events including Ibiza Rocks, Rock ‘N’ Mola and Els Dissabtes Al Mercat Vell showed me what its really like to be part of a PR and Events Management company; and changed my perception on what I wanted to do with my life…

WHICH CHOICE SHOULD I MAKE , UNIVERSITY OR GAP YEAR/ EXPERIENCE?

So, I decided to take a gap year and here I am… I asked FIX IBIZA if they wouldn’t mind taking me on as an intern for a year after I had finished my A-levels, with absolute delight and without hesitation they accepted…

End of June …a step into the real world of work, but… a new, exciting, miraculous experience adventure began…

Jillian once posted to me a quote from ’10 things you should expect in your first PR Job’ … “ When someone says expect the unexpected, slap them in the face and say you didn’t expect that did you?”  Even though this made me laugh, it reflected that I must ‘expect the unexpected’  and face challenges, but that’s what I need …to face any fears and expand my skills.  As tennis player, Arthur Ashe once said; “Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can” …

My first taster of the crazy summer ahead with FIX was the Grand Opening of Ocean Beach Club, whose motto proclaimed, ‘A New Era for San Antonio’ . Assisting at the door with the press was a great way for me to communicate and to build up my confidence… Apart from working , there was also time to be able to enjoy the event, so there I was sitting in VIP with free drinks and classic tunes blaring out from the DJ booth……what more could an 18 year old girl want!? Seriously though, being a part the organisation of such an event and then attending  … I knew I had taken the right choice and would have one hell of a great time ahead…

Secondly, the well-known enterprise Ibiza Rocks. As well as promoting each event, by doing social media updates on Twitter and Facebook, I attended each event FIX IBIZA went to, these were: Ed Sheeran , The Maccabees, Kaiser Chiefs, Ben Howard, Kasabian, Major Lazer, Happy Mondays, Bloc Party, Two Door Cinema Club  and Mark Ronson and Zane Lowe’ … what an experience that was, It was great watching live concerts and getting to know the local press. Chatting to them and finding out what they do was a real insight (Ade Harris, Claire Bradley  (Ibiza-Blog), Mc Crackin(Ibiza Spotlight) Johnny Lee (MixMag/Sundance),Mike Parry (Lucky life TV) and many others.

To get a different aspect of being at the event, working wise, FIX set me up at the closing event with a press pass meaning I could take pictures within press boundaries, which I thoroughly enjoyed! … Not only that, there was an after party at the lovely and unique hotel, ‘Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes’, which I had never really been to before, so it was a great, relaxed, fun experience ! One thing which I will not forget is having a good chit chat to Mark Ronson in Freddie’s Bar ( + picture taken!) …


Throughout the summer ( June- August) a new event was bought to the island from England ‘UK’s biggest indie night’ ‘PROPAGANDA’ which was held at Sankeys and then at Es Paradis… I loved it…it was perfect for my age group,   the music was absolutely great , with DJ’s such as Matt Horne and Nick Grimshaw  from Radio 1 … Meeting Matt Horne aka Gavin from ‘ Gavin and Stacey’ was fun!


Urban in Ibiza (Atzaro) … the coolest urban art I have seen, featuring pieces from Goldie (Goldie himself was even there!) … There was such a nice atmosphere … Live graffiti artists, fashion show, live music… chill out area … superb… being able to help organise the event was an eye-opener, seeing what really goes on with such a big event was really useful, with so many different things going on, it really was magical.


The last event, which I went to in the summer season, was again held at the unique hotel ‘Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes’ – Govert de Roos. This event was a talk, from de Roos himself, a legendary  Rock ‘N’ Roll photographer from Holland. The outcome was a lovely relaxed and interesting evening, with an exhibition of his work, in which you got a real insight of his life and how he got to where he is now… kind of what I’m doing now, but not as extreme !!


Apart from all these wonderful experiences, I have also been in charge of compiling all the Dossiers for each event, which is time consuming but interesting -getting familiar with all the clients and keeping up with media issues, creating a mighty fine database of all FIX IBIZA’S clients, helping out with some press releases, keeping up to date with each event and promoting well known DJs such as ANTZ, assisting at interviews with Goldie and  Govert de Roos, plus general office assistance…

Now that summer 2012 has ended and winter 2012 has come upon us, the last event which was held was the first ever Halloween at Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes Hotel- ‘VAMP‘… this was extremely fun to organise, making homemade decorations of ghosts and witches legs… sadly I was unable to attend… it looked incredible and I have read great reviews of what an amazing evening everyone had…VAMPIFIED indeed!

Writing this blog, I would like to thank Jillian and Elena considerably for letting me have this opportunity, already it has been seriously, once in a life time experience , couldn’t of imagined this time a year a go I would have been doing this! … Not only have I had all these great experiences but Jillian and Elena have made me feel very welcome and even though they are my super cool bosses, they are  friends too… there have been some funny times…

It is only November and I have many more adventures to come … I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for the upcoming winter and 2013  … I have learnt already heaps … Thanks a million guys… BRING IT ON!!!

Saydi Beard aka SaydiBelle

FIX IBIZA
Twitter: @saydibeard

XXX

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November 13, 2012. Uncategorized. 1 comment.

LA CARIDAD EMPIEZA POR CASA

LA JUNTA LOCAL DE IBIZA & FORMENTERA DE LA ASOCIACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DEL CÁNCER, AECC, RECIBE LA DONACIÓN DE 8.000€ DE LA TEENAGE CANCER TRUST & GROUCHO CLUB DE LONDRES

EL CONOCIDO DJ, ANTZ, RESIDENTE EN IBIZA, RESPONSABLE PARA LA COLABORACION Y RECAUDACIÓN DE FONDOS PARA LA AECC

(08 de noviembre 2012 / / FIX / IBIZA):  LA JUNTA LOCAL de Ibiza y Formentera de la Asociación Española contra el Cáncer – AECC- anunció esta semana que han recibido una donación de la Teenage Cancer Trust junto con el muy conocido Groucho Club de Londres, con un total de 8.000 € entregados por el patron del TCT, Darren Strowger, en una reunion en la isla hace unos días.

La donación es el resultado de los fondos recaudados en la segunda fiesta anual de ‘Ibiza Summer Party’, hecho a beneficio de Teenage Cancer Trust y AECC, y celebrada el jueves 16 de agosto de 2012.

Una gran cantidad de celebridades invitadas con motivos caritativos como Mario Testino, Temperley Alice, Jade Jagger, Matthew Freud, Elizabeth Murdoch y Pete Tong se reunieron para el evento en que actuaban los reyes de la electrónica, Groove Armada, y la vocalista inglesa Neneh Cherry junto a la banda de Jackson Scott ‘Manos de Dios’, así como el conocido DJ, residente en Ibiza, Antz aka Anthony Bryans, quien también ayudó a dirigir la colaboración entre el Groucho, TCT y AECC.

Organizado por segundo año consecutivo por Strowger, la Ibiza Summer Party también la fiesta de inauguración del ‘pop-up club’ de Groucho, que sucedió durante doce días en el impresionante Sa Talaia Boutique Villa 16-28 agosto de 2012.

Por otra parte, la exclusiva Groucho Ibiza tambien organizó una serie de eventos especiales en la ayuda de Teenage Cancer Trust y AECC, entre ellos una cena celebrado el 18 de agosto. Entre otras estrellas de la musica, William Orbit, Rumer y 2manydjs se encargaron de levantar la pista. Héroes culinarios como Tom Parker Bowles, Fergus & Margot Henderson y Mitch Tonks se participaron con una series de cenas para los invitados.

Darren Strowger y el Groucho Club estaban encantados de poder presentar  a la AECC un cheque de 8.000€ con el fin de que la asociación continúe su trabajo apoyando a los pacientes de cáncer y sus familias en las Pitiusas.

FUERZAS UNIDAS

Sue Mari, Vice-Presidente de la AECC acepto la donación y dijo lo siguiente:

“Estamos muy contentos con el resultado de la colaboración entre Antz, el Teenage Cancer Trust y el Groucho Club y muy agradecidos de que ellos consideraban la recaudación de fondos para la asociación.

En Ibiza y Formentera hay un número creciente de pacientes con cáncer que necesitan nuestra ayuda y los fondos recaudados nos permiten satisfacer sus necesidades específicas. Gracias a FIX Ibiza y Anthony Bryans por su trabajo en traer a todos los involucrados juntos.

Estamos ilusionados por seguir nuestra relación tanto con el Teenage Cancer Trust y el Groucho Club a lo largo de los próximos meses “.

La ‘Ibiza Summer Party’ regresará en su tercer año consecutivo en 2013, de nuevo en apoyo de ambos Teenage Cancer Trust y AECC; ambas fechas están aún por confirmar, junto con el lugar de celebración del evento.

El Teenage Cancer Trust

Cada día, a seis jóvenes en el Reino Unido se les diagnostica cáncer. Por lo general colocan en sala para niños o con pacientes de edad avanzada, los jóvenes a menudo se sienten muy aislados cuando se enfrentan a un diagnóstico de cáncer, nunca encontrarse con otro joven pasando por lo mismo. Teenage Cancer Trust cree que los adolescentes no deben dejar de ser adolescentes porque tienen cáncer. Así que la entidad benéfica y crear unidades especializadas en los hospitales del NHS que permitan a los jóvenes a ser tratado junto con otros de su misma edad, en un ambiente adecuado a sus necesidades.

Teenage Cancer Trust unidades no son como las salas comunes de cáncer. Su hogar lejos del hogar atmósfera ayuda a crear un sentido de normalidad e incluyen cosas como mesas de billar, máquinas de discos, consolas de videojuegos, computadoras y cámaras web, asegurando que puedan mantenerse en contacto con amigos de la familia fuera del hospital. Junto a todo esto es un equipo médico de especialistas en cáncer adolescentes cuyo conocimiento se crea un cuerpo de conocimientos que es insuperable.

La AECC

La Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) (Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer), fue fundada en 1953 para liderar la lucha contra el cáncer en España. Rama de la caridad Ibiza y Formentera ha estado activo desde finales de 1960. Con el apoyo de tres empleados permanentes, un comité local, comité médico y voluntarios que ayudan a los pacientes locales de cáncer y sus familias a través de su enfermedad, ofreciendo asesoramiento, asistencia financiera y material médico. El grupo también organiza campañas preventivas como la concienciación del cáncer de mama, detección de cáncer de colon y la prevención, las campañas contra el tabaquismo y la conciencia del cáncer de piel.

FIN

November 10, 2012. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME

IBIZA BRANCH OF SPANISH CANCER ASSOCIATION, AECC, RECEIVES DONATION OF 8,000€ FROM THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST & GROUCHO CLUB LONDON

LOCAL DJ, ANTZ, PLAYS A KEY ROLE IN THE FUNDRAISING FOR THE AECC

(10th Nov 2012//FIX/IBIZA):

The Ibiza & Formentera Branch of the Spanish Cancer Association, AECC, announced this week that they have received a donation from the Teenage Cancer Trust and London’s private members club, Groucho Club, with a total of 8,000€ handed over by TCT patron, Darren Strowger, in a meeting on the island some days ago.

The donation comes as a result of funds raised at the second annual Ibiza Summer Party in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust and the Ibiza and Formentera branch of the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) held on Thursday16th August 2012 at local San Antonio agroturismo hotspot, S’Atalaya.

A host of charitable celebrity guests including Mario Testino, Alice Temperley, Jade Jagger, Matthew Freud, Elizabeth Murdoch and Pete Tong gathered for the event and the sell out crowd watched kings of electronica Groove Armada and vocalist Neneh Cherry play alongside Jackson Scott’s band Mano de Dios as well as island resident DJ Antz aka Anthony Bryans , who also helped mastermind the collaboration between the Groucho, TCT and AECC.

Organised for the second year by Strowger, the Ibiza Summer Party was also the opening party for Groucho’s pop-up club which resided for twelve days in the breathtaking Sa Talaia Boutique Villa from 16 – 28 August 2012.

Furthermore, and following the exclusive TCT party, Groucho Ibiza hosted an array of special events in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust and AECC, amongst them a dinner on 18th August. The subsequent events included exclusive sets from William Orbit, Rumer and 2manyDJs whilst culinary heroes including Tom Parker Bowles, Fergus & Margot Henderson and Mitch Tonks hosted club dinners.

Darren and the Groucho were delighted to be able to present the AECC with the cheque for €8,000 in order that the association continue their unending work supporting cancer patients and their families in the Pitiusas.

Joining Forces

Sue Mari, Vice-President of the AECC is over the moon with the donation and had this to say on the welcome news:

“We are very happy with the outcome of the collaboration with Antz, the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Groucho Club and very grateful that they considered raising funds for the association.

In Ibiza and Formentera there are an increasing number of cancer patients who need our help and the funds raised will enable us to meet their specific needs. Thanks to FIX Ibiza and Antz for their role in bringing everybody involved together.

We look forward to nurturing our relationship with both the Teenage Cancer Trust and the Groucho Club over the coming months.”

The Ibiza Summer party will be coming back for the 3rd year in 2013, again in support of both Teenage Cancer Trust and AECC; both dates are yet to be confirmed along with the venue for the event.

The Teenage Cancer Trust

Every day, six young people in the UK are told they have cancer. Usually placed on a children’s ward or with elderly patients, young people often feel extremely isolated when facing a cancer diagnosis, never meeting another young person going through the same thing. Teenage Cancer Trust believes teenagers shouldn’t stop being teenagers because they have cancer. So the charity fund and build specialist units in NHS hospitals that allow young people to be treated together with others their own age, in an environment suited to their needs.

Teenage Cancer Trust units aren’t like ordinary cancer wards. Their home-from-home atmosphere helps create a sense of normality and include things like pool tables, jukeboxes, games consoles, computers and webcams, ensuring they can keep in touch with family friends outside hospital. Alongside all of this is a medical team of teenage cancer specialists whose knowledge creates a body of expertise that’s second to none.

The AECC

The Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) (Spanish Association Against Cancer) was founded in 1953 to lead the fight against cancer in Spain. The charity’s Ibiza and Formentera branch has been active since the late 1960s. With the support of three permanent employees, a local committee, medical committee and volunteers they help local cancer patients and their families through their illness by offering counselling, financial assistance and medical equipment. The branch also organises preventative campaigns including breast cancer awareness, colon cancer detection and prevention, anti-smoking campaigns and skin cancer awareness.

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About Teenage Cancer Trust:

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. We build specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. We want every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live.

Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated and alone during their treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age can make a huge difference to their whole experience. We believe young people’s lives shouldn’t stop because they have cancer, so we treat them as young people first, cancer patients second. We exist to ensure they have access to the best possible care and professional support from the point of diagnosis.

We know providing a place that feels more ‘normal’ and less like an institution helps young people cope with the devastation and chaos of cancer and its grueling treatments. Our units are designed to feel like a home from home, where young people will be comfortable. The walls are bright, the furniture is funky, there might be pool tables and a jukebox, and there’s always a place to watch films and surf the net.

We rely solely on donations to fund our vital work. You can help transform the lives of young people with cancer. Visit http://www.teenagecancertrust.org&lt;http://www.teenagecancertrust.org<http://www.teenagecancertrust.org%3chttp:/www.teenagecancertrust.org>&gt; to find out how.

About Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) (Spanish Association Against Cancer):

The Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) (Spanish Association Against Cancer) was founded in 1953 to lead the fight against cancer in Spain; by decreasing the impact of the disease and improving sufferer’s quality of life.

Four strategic pillars guide the activities of the association: information & awareness, cancer patient’s support, research, and advocacy & lobbying. It is a nation wide organisation with 52 provincial delegations and more than 2,000 local delegations. The association counts on more than 109,000 members, 14,000 volunteers and 730 workers to develop its activities.

The charity’s Ibiza and Formentera branch has been active since the late 1960s. With the support of three permanent employees, a local committee, medical committee and volunteers they help local cancer patients and their families through their illness by offering counselling, financial assistance and medical equipment. The branch also organises preventative campaigns including breast cancer awareness, colon cancer detection and prevention, anti-smoking campaigns and skin cancer awareness.

Cancer patients on Ibiza and Formentera experience very specific obstacles to their treatment, as the islands have no radiotherapy treatment capabilities. Consequently, patients must spend extensive periods of time away from their families on Palma de Mallorca, causing even greater financial and emotional stress than they already face.

The demand for assistance continues to grow, particularly in the light of Spain’s economic crisis, growing unemployment and government funding cuts. The Ibiza and Formentera branch of AECC works tirelessly to raise funds through centrally organised events and contributions from external volunteers and donors.

November 10, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.