NERO Remixes Deadmau5’s Hit ‘XYZ’: Listen
NERO is preparing to hit the road with Deadmau5 for the We are friends tour from September to December, with stops across the United States. With the tour set to begin September 17 in Buffalo, New York, the band remixed Deadmau5’s X Y Z in anticipation of the trek to come.
NERO, who are best known for their single promisesas well as the popular remix of the same track by Skrillex, have been relatively quiet on the music front since the release of their second album, Between II worldsin 2015. The new X Y Z remix will be presented on the next Mau5trap We are friends, Vol. 11 label compilation, which is a continuation of the long-running mix series and is set to drop in early 2023. For the remix, NERO used the synth elements that defined Deadmau5’s original version of the track, and tweaked it slowed down a bit, while adding more of an ethereal feel to the mix and production. The single stays true to many elements of the original, while delivering the energy and feel that made NERO stars in their own right on the electronic music scene.
While the new remix is certainly exciting for fans and a great way to build anticipation for the upcoming tour, it merely serves as a placeholder and reminder that it’s been over a year since the band mentioned working on her third album via social media. Hopefully that means the trio have been in the studio, finishing up tracks as they prepare for fall tour dates. For now, fans should enjoy the XYZ (NERO Remix) and buy tickets for the We are friends tour now before it starts next month. Check out the full routing and support acts below.
Deadmau5 Presets We Are Friends Tour Dates are:
Saturday September 17 – Buffalo, NY – Outer Harbor Buffalo ^#
Friday, September 23 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island ^
Saturday, October 01 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center (inside) ^#
Saturday, October 08 – Indianapolis, IN – TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park ^#
Saturday, October 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater ^#+
Friday, October 21 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium ^# –
Fri Nov 04 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater* ^+
Saturday, Nov. 5 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater* ^+
Saturday November 12 – Dallas, TX – The Toyota Music Factory Pavilion ^ Sunday, November 20 – Austin, TX – ACL Live ^+
Fri Nov 25 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall ^+
Friday, December 16 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway ^# –
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