Growing up Nero Gima was exposed to a great number of musical genres, ranging from jazz, soul, funk, merenge, bachata, metal, post-rock, hip hop and reggaeton. His love for music during his formative years led him to experiment with music production at age 12, when his cousin told him about FL Studio, a digital audio workstation. For the next couple of years Nero Gima has worked constantly to develop his production by trying many different genres of music, mainly electronic dance music and reggaeton. As the years went by he decided to start making hip hop, as that has always been his favorite genre of music.
Drawing inspiration from producers Pete Rock, Kanye West, J Dilla, Madlib, The Alchemist, RZA, Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus and Samiyam, he has developed a distinct sound that is reminiscent of the aforementioned producers while blending in his own qualities. He also draws influence from artists of other genres, such as Big Brother & The Holding Company,The Talking Heads, The Smiths,The Doors, Radiohead, Massive Attack, and Portishead. With his very eclectic taste in music, Nero Gima takes elements of classic rock, new wave rock, trip hop, hip hop, and electronic music and incorporates them into his production, which gives him a very progressive sound. In August 2011, Nero Gima released the Curse of Nero, a 19 track instrumental hip hop mixtape that is reminiscent of the golden era of hip hop.
Currently Nero Gima is working on The Magnificent, the solo debut of the Warrior Monks' Sulaymon. He is also handling the majority of the production on the NuZulu projects and on all Lost Soul projects. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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