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“Hi! We’re at the airport again!” Liv pops up on the Skype screen, holding her phone at arm’s length while hurrying through a terminal in London’s Heathrow Airport.
“Mim’s on another call right now, so we’re tag teaming today,” Liv laughs. “I’m doing an interview with you, and she’s doing one with someone else.”
The NERVO sisters are en route to Germany.
A master of tectonic beats, surging drops and powerful melodies, the Dutch superstar of Moroccan/Algerian origin has dropped massive hits onto the biggest labels there are, including Spinnin' and Afrojack's Wall Recordings. Collaborating with the likes of Hard Rock Sofa, Diplo and Kaskade, R3hab's jackhammer sounds have crossed progressive, trap and electro house, while hard dance and trance have also featured.
Who do you want to win the World Cup?
“We're Aussies but we live in London and Ibiza, plus we spend a lot of time in Los Angeles... so, based on that, we would be happy if Australia, England, USA or Spain won. Or even the home team — Brazil!”
Trance guru and two-time winner of the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, Paul Oakenfold, is set to play the brand new three-part dance festival Isle Of Dreams.
It's gonna be 'taps aff in Times Square' time in Newcastle, England on Bank Holiday Monday, May 5th, when Northern Lights stages its inaugural event. Three clubbing brands — Elektriqa, Goodgreef and Module — are coming together to stage what they're billing as “the north-east's first ever electronic music festival”.
Hardwell, the number one DJ in the world, as voted for by DJ Mag readers at the end of 2013, is set to headline Mysteryland Holland on August 23rd.
The progressive and electro house megastar tops a roster that reads like a who's who of DJ talent.
Like the no mans land between Christmas and New Year, there comes a point in Miami when it’s hard to work out what day it is anymore. This discombobulating experience almost always arrives thanks to the sprawling nature of Get Lost, the ninth edition of Damian Lazarus’ party, which this year stretches to a 24-hour experience lasting from early Saturday to Sunday morning.
Tiesto and Martin Garrix, the big room Dutch master and his young protege, have just been announced as joining the ranks of DJs on BBC Radio 1.
The UK national radio station, which specialises in dance music at the weekends and some evenings, is bringing in the pair for its Residency slots on Thursday nights. Trance stalwart Simon Patterson and electro don Brodinski are also being drafted in for shows in the Residency slot.
A prominent feature in the Top 100 DJs poll since 2012, Australian sisters Liv and Mim, aka Nervo, continue to push boundaries within their career that now spans over a decade. They’ve consistently been the highest women to chart in the poll in the past few years, and they have written and produced music for megastars including Kylie Minogue, the Pussycat Dolls and Miley Cyrus to name a few. They’ve already achieved a life-long goal, picking up a Grammy Award in 2009 for writing ‘Love Takes Over’ alongside David Guetta and Kelly Rowland, an accolade that many could only dream of winning.
In previous years of gigging they would frequent the main stages of Tomorrowland, EDC and Creamfields, holding residencies in Ibiza and Las Vegas, and revelled in the success of their very own NERVOnation parties the world over. Although in 2020 the tours may be on hold, the duo continues to work hard towards new goals. “It’s been a really busy year!” Liv and Mim tell DJ Mag. As well as both being recent new mums, they've also been working on a new kids music project that they're excited to reveal.