Twin sisters Miriam and Olivia Nervo are delighted when we get in touch to inform them that they've been voted into the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list this year - and have come in as the Highest Female DJs in the chart. "This is one of the highlights of our year!" they say, excitedly. The twins are originally from Melbourne in Australia, and despite interest from modeling agencies they opted for music at the age of 18 when they signed a deal with Sony Music.
They wrote songs for Rachel Stevens, Ke$ha, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and the Pussycat Dolls before co-penning 'When Love Takes Over', the global smash for ex-Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland and DJ/producer David Guetta.
Taken under Guetta's wing, they began DJing as well, playing the Ultra Music festival in Miami as one of their first gigs. Continuing to write for pop people such as Kylie Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Britney Spears, the girls also co-wrote some stuff for trance titan Armin van Buuren, and released their own singles such as 'This Kind Of Love' and 'Irresistible'. In 2011, after DJing at Tomorrowland festival in Belgium, they wrote big room electro trancer 'The Way We See The World (Tomorrowland)' with Afrojack, and followed it quickly with 'We're All No-One' featuring Afrojack and Steve Aoki.
They played Guetta's Fuck Me I'm Famous party in Ibiza, and wrote 'Night Of Your Life' for Guetta's 'Nothing But The Beat' album that appeared with a vocal from Jennifer Hudson. "In the last 12 months we've played at so many of the major festivals - Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, Wonderland, Creamfields in Brazil and in the UK," they tell DJ Mag. "We've also had our Ushuaia residency in Ibiza, and the general love we've been getting back from our crazy-ass fans around the world has been amazing."