Nero Collaborate Director Baz Luhrmann on Score for “The Great Gatsby”

Nero, the Grammy winning electronic group comprised of British-born producers, remixers, DJs, and artists Dan Stephens, Joe Ray and vocalist Alana Watson, have collaborated with Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo & Juliet) on the score for his upcoming Warner Bros movie ‘The Great Gatsby’. Shawn “JAY Z” Carter served as executive producer on the film and the soundtrack.

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The trio, who shot to #1 in 2011 with their debut album “Welcome Reality”, created original music for four scenes in the movie, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire and is released in theatres May 10. Working closely with Baz Luhrmann, and score composer Craig Armstrong, Nero’s original orchestral arrangement evolved into the full Nero track, “Into The Past”, featuring vocals from Alana Watson, that appears exclusively on ‘The Great Gatsby’ official soundtrack alongside artists including JAY Z, Beyonce, Bryan Ferry, Florence and the Machine and The xx. The soundtrack will be released by Interscope Records on May 7th and will be available in physical, digital, deluxe and standard formats.

“As big fans of both the novel and Baz Luhrmann’s work, it wasn’t a hard decision when we got the call asking if we’d be interested in getting involved in ‘The Great Gatsby’,” said Nero. “Baz had used a couple of our tunes as reference points in early drafts of the movie, so we essentially had to recapture but develop the emotion of those moments. We ended up working on 4 scenes with Baz and Craig, and one of those evolved into a complete new Nero track, ‘Into The Past’. We were thrilled when we heard this was going to end up on the full soundtrack, and can’t wait for our fans and new listeners to hear it.”

Nero, one of the biggest names in dance music, won their first GRAMMY at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in February. They collected a prestigious GRAMMY for Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical for Promises (Skrillex & Nero remix). The remix, released last year, is out on MTA Records in the UK and Interscope in the US. “It feels amazing to have won our first Grammy,” said Nero. “’Promises’ has been a huge record for us, and it’s incredible to have it recognized with a Grammy. We’ve been close friends with Skrillex for a long-time, he’s a singular talent. It was great to work together to combine the Nero and Skrillex sounds and make a unique remix that really connected with fans.”

“The Great Gatsby” soundtrack track list:

» JAY Z – “100$ Bill”
» Beyoncé and André 3000 – “Back To Black”
» “Bang Bang”
» Fergie, Q Tip and GoonRock – “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)”
» Lana Del Rey – “Young and Beautiful”
» Bryan Ferry with the Bryan Ferry Orchestra – “Love Is the Drug”
» Florence and the Machine – “Over the Love”
» Coco O. of Quadron – “Where the Wind Blows”
» Emeli Sandé and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra -“Crazy in Love”
» The xx – “Together”
» Gotye – “Hearts a Mess”
» Jack White – “Love Is Blindness”
» Nero – “Into the Past”
» Sia -“Kill and Run”