Ugh somethin about these chords and this vocal get me all warm n fuzzy inside. Do you remember hearing this track for the first time? Or the whole Welcome to Reality album? Or just 2011 dubstep in general? Got dang. This year Nero will be releasing their long awaited followup LP, Between II Worlds. We’re stoked; and we’re guessing Colorado-vs-New Jersey duo Baewatch are too since they just rolled out this solid bassline flip of “Innocence”. Listen below, get ready to feel lots of nostalgic feels—where were U when you first heard this?—and grab the free download.-NEST HQ
“Innocence” is easily one of the heaviest tracks on Nero’s debut 2011 album Welcome Reality. Every time it’s played live, I still get the hairs on the back of my neck standing up. Yet despite its raw power, it’s not really that easy to dance to.
The solution then? Make a deep house bootleg. I know, I know… the Nero fan in me is basically screaming, but give it a chance. Baewatch did a fantastic job keeping the original melody and vocals while still adding that deep house spin. Alana’s vocals on repeat in the background do well to provide a unifying thread for the bootleg, while the little synth snippets keep a little of that electro vibe.
Also keep in mind that this is a bootleg – meaning that Baewatch did not have access to the original stems for the track. Even still, this is one of the most enjoyable deep house tracks that I’ve heard this year so far.
-Matthew Meadow (Your EDM)