Jul 22, 2012

Mim & Liv already had a famed career writing for the likes of Kylie Minogue and Armin van Buuren, but now the twins have launched their own act under their NERVO surname. Read our interview where they talk about their most famous songs & some exciting upcoming collaborations.

NERVO - You're Gonna Love Again (Extended Mix) [Astralwerks]
LessThan3: First things first: tell us about your new single, You’re Gonna Love Again.
Mim: We wrote the song a while ago, then we put together a great remix package with guys like Alex Kenji, Pixel Cheese, Marco V and Pleasurekraft–an excellent set of producers that we are very happy with.
Liv: The label commissioned two of the remixes, but all the others were ones we just sent to friends who wanted to get their hands dirty.
LessThan3: What’s your relationship with Marco V been like?
Mim: We’ve wanted to work with him forever; we always play Marco V in our sets, so we knew he could do something amazing with the record.
LessThan3: How frequently do you think artists need to release music these days in order to stay relevant?
Liv: I think you need to release records constantly.
Mim: I think it also depends on the genre—if you’re an electronic artist, especially in house, it’s even more important to release songs often. We have a bunch of records now that we are trying to schedule and see when we can fit them in. We’re trying to decide which ones to put our names on and which to just be credited as writers–there’s quite a strategy behind it all.
LessThan3: Does it makes sense to take time off touring to come up with new tracks?
Liv: Absolutely. We are always writing on the road, but we find that when we need to record vocals we like to stand still. There’s nothing better than a few consecutive days in the studio to finish up an idea. In saying that, some of our greatest ideas have come on the road when we had no sleep.
LessThan3: We understand that you’re working with Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano as well?
Liv: We met them in SD and they had been on tour with Armin van Buuren; we wrote Drowning, Feels So Good, and Not Giving Up On Love, and they learned on the tour that we wrote those songs, so they wanted to work with us. We also worked with Armin for his upcoming album, incidentally, but this time we’ll have our name on the tracks. Anyway, when they found that out we did a bit of a music swap, and now we’ll see what happens. We sent them a bunch of ideas and it seems like they’re gravitating toward a couple, so hopefully something great will come of it.
LessThan3: Do you both have similar taste in men? Have you ever fought over boys before?
Liv: We’ve never fought over boys. Not yet, anyway. As far as our taste in men, we have always had different tastes, but now we’ve kind of traded. Mim is going for the guys who I used to go for and I’m going for the guys who Mim used to go for.
LessThan3: Do you ever wear your headphones over your forehead so you don’t mess up your hair?
Liv: Our hair is ruined every time. That’s half the reason I wear a hat so often.
LessThan3: Do you have any upcoming releases you can tell us about?
Liv: We have a record that will be coming out through Strictly called Army with Omarion along with Sultan & Ned Shepard. We’ve also got one called We’ve Got Something To Believe In on Spinnin’ with Norman Doray coming out that we just shot a video for last week. Be on the lookout for another collaboration with Nicky Romero. We’ve got a lot of projects in the works with David Guetta as well. We check in with each other every other month. We’ll be playing with him in Ibiza this summer, too.
LessThan3: Do you think the scene in Ibiza is growing or changing now that there’s more American dance music influence?
Mim: The scene in Ibiza has always been really healthy. There will be one week where there is an influx of Italians, then the next week it’s the British, so there probably are more Americans now, but you’re still getting the seasonal Europeans that you’ve always gotten.
LessThan3: If the world were ending in LessThan3 minutes, and you had an iPod with every song ever made on it, what would you listen to?
Liv: Something by Imogen Heap or Jack Johnson.
LessThan3: Describe your sound in LessThan3 words.
Liv: Fresh & Bold.
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