Toronto native Brodie Nero knew music was his calling. Instead of listening to people who told him to prioritize realistic goals over a hobby, he listened to his instincts. Today, his tribal ethnic style is trending at the top of the charts. We caught up with this DJ/producer to talk about his latest release and impressive growth.
Tell us about your hit single “Away”
This house track was remixed by Zone+, a very well-known DJ and producer. Within a few days of its release, Away was #1 on the Top 100 Organic House Releases and #1 on the Top 100 Releases for all electronic/house music groups on BEATPORT. It also trended #7 and #10 on the Top 10 Organic House Tracks on the same platform.
You call yourself an independent artist. Can you give us a little more insight about that term?
I’m independent because I’m not signed to a label. Like most artists, did try to go this route because it increases credibility. After submitting my track to 15-20 labels and always getting turned down or told it would be released on their schedule, I decided to do this on my own. I released Away independently, and I was the only artist on the charts not represented by a label. It has motivated me to keep up the hard work and continue to release great music.
What is your latest project?
I want it to be a surprise. It is my first original production, and it even features some of my best work to date. The pandemic delayed things and I wasn’t able to release this sooner, but I was determined to finish the track. I was up to the challenge because of my passion and drive. They helped me overcome the adversities I was facing.