We all have a story that tells our journey through music, and its the the Inspired series's mission to introduce us to the past and present musical influences of some of electronic's biggest stars. For the sophmore release in the series, the Australian, sisterly duo of NERVO join fellow countryman Tommy Trash to bring us a selection of their favorite tracks from now and then. As two of the most recognizable faces in the dance industry, Liv and Mim Nervo have captured the hearts of artists and fans alike through their high-flying productions and lighthearted approach to life. In fact, when asked what is the biggest disadvantage to being women in the industry, the two quipped that drying their hair topped the list, while more free clothes were their recompense.
Though widely known in the electronic sphere for mega hits, such as "Like Home" and "You're Gonna Love Again", the Australian musicians have also had their hand in productions for the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Britney Spears, and Kelly Rowland. While their role in these works may not have been widely publicized, Liv and Mim assert, "It feels like it was all meant to pan out this way," when talking about their progressive growth into the spotlight. Today, however, NERVO's influence in the scene cannot be doubted, as the two women have sought to push the boundaries of sound with enlightening productions that showcase their broad taste.
"It was great to be able to take a trip down memory and remember the records that influenced us and probably inspired a lot of our peers, too. Electronic music has so many great textures and genres, from deep house to tech house to electro to garage. Music is about expression, individuality and ultimately creativity. If we can spread a bit of that through [the Inspired compilation and] NERVO Nation then we're super happy."
Out yesterday on iTunes, the Inspired compilation CDs perfectly embodies this, a full 32 tracks that range from Frankie Knuckles's classic 1987 hit, "Your Love", to the sister's own exclusive, "Sunshine Through Rain Clouds". For NERVO it's all about music that inspires, connects, and is, of course, fun. Read on for a personal look at Liv and Mim, where we asked them about their biggest vices, what gives them a hangover, and words they live their life by.
- Ministry of Sound