The second in Ministry Of Sound’s ‘Inspired’ compilation series comes from Australian DJ/producer duo NERVO. Having first established their credentials writing hit records for the likes of Armin van Buuren, Ke$ha and even Kylie Minogue, as well as writing David Guetta & Kelly Rowland’s Grammy award-winning single ‘When Love Takes Over’, NERVO now aim to try and position themselves as one of the most exciting dance music acts in the world.
Having enjoyed a series of Billboard and Beatport #1 hits including ‘Like Home’ alongside Nicky Romero, a track that topped the charts for three weeks and has since amassed nearly 10 million views on YouTube, 'Hold On', and the recent track ‘Revolution’, their inaugural full length outing for Ministry Of Sound thus represents an exciting landmark in their career.
With the compilation series itself giving artists a reputable platform to tell their own story through records, highlighting those that have inspired them most on their respective journeys to the top, NERVO’s mixes offer new insight into their development as artists. “We have always followed Ministry Of Sound as a label so, when they came to us with the ‘Inspired’ concept we jumped at the opportunity,” say the duo. “Whether they were new artists that we discovered at the time or whether we discovered these tracks while dancing on the Space Terrace in Ibiza, all of these records hold a special place in our journey.”
Due for release on 19 May, their ‘Inspired’ piece spans over two CDs, with the first covering ''Present and Future Inspirations” and the second “Past Inspirations” and explores a personal mix of styles and sounds. “Michael Gray's 'Weekend' takes us back to our first summers in Ibiza”, NERVO reflect. “We were living in London at the time, trying to get ahead in music and waitressing. Records like this were an escape from our everyday lives. If we can provide that same kind of escape in our music today then that would be a great achievement.”
There's a whole host of classic club tracks from across the wider reaches of electronic music soundtracking their “Past Inspirations” Mix, including Fatboy Slim’s iconic ‘Praise You’ and the late Frankie Knuckles’ seminal house jam ‘Your Love’.
Looking to the future, the duo take in a selection of upfront dance floor cuts right across their “Present and Future Inspirations” mix, offering up tracks from the likes of Deorro, Steve Aoki, Showtek and Mercer, as well as UK duo Dusky and a slew of their own exclusive material.
The duo’s selection is a decent follow up to Tommy Trash’s debut ‘Inspired’ piece for Ministry Of Sound.