From songwriters to artists and super-fans to superstars, electronic dance music’s first sisters – Mim and Liv Nervo of NERVO – have staged a miraculous climb onto the international stage, straight from the pit in front of it.
These multi-talented DJ dynamos are the all-time top-ranking female DJs in the world, voted by their legions of fans to No. 16 on DJ Magazine’s influential “Top 100 DJs” poll while continuing to rank as the top female DJ’s in the world today. In-demand and beloved across the globe, their nonstop schedule takes them from the shimmering beaches of Ibiza, to their studio in their home-away-from-hometowns of London and LA, to the towering Main Stages of the biggest festivals in the world including Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza, Creamfields, Balaton Sound, EDC, Electric Zoo, ULTRA and many more. Everywhere they go, their infectious energy, fearless personal style, and deep love and understanding for the music precedes them.
Having cemented their songwriting prowess with a global No. 1 and having written and produced hits for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Ke$ha, The Pussycat Dolls, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Armin Van Buuren, and Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) to name a few, and receiving a Grammy Award for writing ‘When Love Takes Over’ for David Guetta and Kelly Rowland, the sisters of NERVO from Australia have risen to stardom with their songwriting skills alone. Mim and Liv’s career caught fire in 2009, when they co-wrote the emphatic and grand global hit “When Love Takes Over” – for David Guetta and Kelly Rowland. But their journey into dance music started years prior in the festival fields of their native Australia, when as teenagers they went all-out for life-changing electronic acts like The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, and Fatboy Slim.
“Purple hair and purple lipstick; we did it all,” says Mim. “We almost broke ribs being in the front row of the mosh pit. We were those people in the crowd for so many years, to be playing on the same bills with some of those artists now is just electrifying.”
Their friends and collaborators in the world showed up to support them. “We’re All No One” with Afrojack and Steve Aoki (No. 8 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart),”The Way We See The World” with Afrojack, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike (the official anthem of Tomorrowland 2011, which has garnered millions of YouTube views), “Reason” with Hook N Sling, “Something to Believe In” with Norman Doray, “Like Home” with Nicky Romero (their first No. 1 topping the charts for 3 weeks), “Turn This Love Around” with Armin Van Buuren (off the No. 1 DJ’s album Intense): Their list of A-list collaborators is dance music’s longest and most enviable, and in a world dominated by bros, that’s one heck of a sister act. They can do it for themselves too: NERVO original “You’re Gonna Love Again” has millions of views and their 2013 single “Hold On” reached #1 on the Billboard Club Play chart. Other releases included “Not Taking This No More” (#1 on the Beatport Electro House chart). Their single titled “Revolution”, a collaboration with R3hab and Ummet Ozcan, was released on Nov 11th via Spinnin Records and spent 3 weeks at #1. Numerous other releases including a chart-topping debut album ‘Collateral’ in 2015 to high critical acclaim and reaching #1 on iTunes to string of club hits of their own, it’s fair to say NERVO are credited with being one of the biggest dance acts in the business.
With residencies and headlining sets at some of the top venues and events in the world including the new Las Vegas mega-clubs Omnia, Hakkasan, and Wet Republic, and Ibiza Beach Clubs Ushuaia and Hï (home to their #NERVONation parties). NERVO are also regularly embarking on Headlining tours of their own in Mexico, Europe, India, Australia and beyond! Wherever it may be the sisters are always playing to their devoted fans who wear homemade NERVO t shirts and hoist signs (“Will you marry me?”; “Lesbians for NERVO”), curve their hands into heart shapes, and post photos and poems to show their love and appreciation. NERVO has seen rapid growth across their social media channels including millions of followers across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Spotify.
Style, savvy, positivity and talent: It’s no wonder that NERVO was invited to join the ranks of the legendary beauties who can call themselves CoverGirls, named to the iconic CoverGirl brand’s family of spokeswomen last year. The partnership is just one more fabulous chapter in the developing NERVO story, a tale told in sweat, smiles, nail polish, neon, and no small amount of pixie dust. Along this brand partnerships have included Tag Heuer, Coach, Ballantine’s, Smirnoff, MOET, Smart Car, Pepsi, SABMiller, Burn and Monster Energy Drinks, Corona, Pioneer, and many, many more. They even wrote and produced to anthem for the FIVB (Federation International Volleyball League) titled “World’s Collide” and continue to be the face of the league and play live sporting events across the globe.
“Let’s face it, you can be creative in many ways,” says Mim. “From wearing crazy clothes and great makeup to playing insane tunes. It’s all good.”
NERVO are regularly featured in Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, NYLON, In Style, People and other fashion/pop culture publications around the globe. In August 2013 NERVO performed live from the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards and have appeared on BRAVO TV as guest judges on the Rihanna produced reality show ‘Styled to Rock’. Other appearances include MTV’s TRL, The Jimmy Fallon Show, and Miss America for a live performance!
Recently NERVO has released the viral hit “Best Friend” which has become the official iPhone X campaign launch song, reached #1 on radio and iTunes, has millions of views on YouTube and streams on Spotify. It has been featured in movies, television shows, commercials, and ad campaigns globally. Also gaining traction over the years include the hits “In Your Arms”, “The Other Boys” with Kylie Minogue and Jake Shears, “Hey Ricky”, “It Feels”, “Anywhere You Go”, “Haute Mess”, “Faded”, “Dare Me”, “LOCO”, “Goddess”and “Gotta Be You”.