NERO’s Joseph Ray has found a home for house music productions on Anjunadeep with the release of his debut EP on the label, Room 1.5 / Chem-EX!
Well known as one of the founding members of iconic electronic trio NERO, Joseph Ray has been delivering some massive tunes to speakers all over the world for over a decade. After the release of their latest studio album Between II Worlds, he continued on a path of exploration and began digging deep into the house music realm with projects like Pretty Pretty.
Now, the UK-based artist has continued his dive into the genre with a debut EP release on powerhouse dance label Anjunadeep. Gifting the world with two tracks of house music goodness, the Room 1.5 / Chem-EX EP sees him look inward at his roots as an artist for inspiration on both productions. Speaking on lead track “Room 1.5,” Ray said it, “was inspired by my days listening to jungle… fuzzy memories from the London nights when I got into dance music. Those sounds and atmospheres have never really left me and this is my homage to them.”
He went on to also explain the backstory behind the more melodic “Chem-EX,” stating, “Chem-EX started as a short jam on the Prophet synth, but gradually developed into an extended sci-fi journey through a long descending bass pattern and multiple-layered arp.” Both tracks are fantastic in their own right and have already begun to garner some support from tastemakers and fellow artists alike. We can’t wait to see what’s in store from Joseph Ray in the future as these releases are truly serene.
Take a listen to Room 1.5 / Chem-EX EP on Spotify below, download or stream it on your preferred platform, and let us know what your thoughts on this