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From: Australia

DJ style: “Big room house.”

Best known for: “Energetic sets and music making, not just for NERVO but for other artists.”

Fave tune of 2022: “James Hype & Miggy Dela Rosa ‘Ferrari’.”

Rising star DJ/producer of 2022: “James Blake.”

It’s been a transformative period for Liv and Mim Nervo, or simply NERVO, as they are known to EDM heads across the globe. The Australian DJ duo both became mothers in 2019, and though they spent much of the pandemic offstage with toddlers, their schedules are picking up quite a lot. “It has been BUSY!!” the twin sisters confirm happily. The two haven’t slowed down between “touring, making music and raising babies”, with a stateside residency at Zouk Nightclub in Las Vegas, and international festivals like Switzerland’s BADABOOM and Halloween Strike in Seoul, South Korea, marking recent appearances.

Amid countless tour stops, the Top 100 mainstays continued to pump out their monthly NERVO Nation radio show, in addition to dropping originals like the upbeat cut ‘Unbreakable’ with Nataliya Nikitenko, and the piano house groove ‘Flames’ (feat. Salena Mastroianni) earlier this spring. In addition to building their discography, they’ve assumed the role of producing music for others, though this isn’t exactly new territory for NERVO, who’ve been credited on songs alongside pop stars like Miley Cyrus, Kylie Minogue, Ke$ha and lots more.

What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year?

“Tale Of Us and Eric Prydz.”

Name one great festival you played for the first time this year…

“Neversea in Romania!”

What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played?

“Seven-hour set, in Ibiza.”

What’s one piece of studio hardware you wish you owned?

“Jupiter 6.”

What’s the last tune you bought?

“I had to download one of our own tunes — a collab we did with Sofi Tukker, 'Best Friend' — for an urgent sync request, as I realised I didn't have this particular mix in my dropbox!”

What’s the next big sound?

“Techno is having a great moment right now. Don't want to make it about gender, but we're so happy to see so many ladies representing so fiercely!”