Nervo

Jul 21, 2011 by

Wall at the W

Miami Beach, FL

July 2, 2011

You don’t have to be foreign and pretty to be a DJ, but it sure helps—just ask Nervo. The model twins turned songwriters, producers and DJs, Miriam and Olivia, took their turn tables to one of Miami’s most exclusive and expensive night clubs, Wall at the W Hotel.

The two blondes from Australia spent the July 2nd evening spinning and mixing their favorite tracks to a crowd of trendy older folks, kids whose parents have too much money and all the best looking people on Miami Beach. The pretty girls threw on all the typical sounds and beats one’s used to hearing an EDM DJ play.

It’s difficult to take the girls seriously when their credits read as strangely as some sort of secret agent space alien’s resume. A quick rundown: started modeling at 16, accepted to the Opera Australia Academy (turned it down), sang on a few demo tracks, signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing, wrote songs for Pussycat Dolls, Ke$ha and David Guetta, including his hit “When Love Takes Over,” and played on Ultra’s Main Stage in 2010. It’s like they’re attractive robots programmed by record executives to manipulate and take over the gullible vapid EDM masses.

It’s difficult to take the girls seriously when their credits read as strangely as some sort of secret agent space alien’s resume. It’s like they’re attractive robots programmed by record executives to manipulate and take over the gullible vapid EDM masses.

The dynamic of having two DJs who are coincidentally models presents a slightly more visually appealing performance than most EDM shows. Crucial to their performance at Wall was a sense of lightness that stands in stark contrast to the ever growing population of DJs who take themselves far too seriously. While they utilized the classic one hand on the oversized headphone, one hand on the turn table move quite often, the girls danced, laughed and made faces at each other and the rest of the crowd.Nervo didn’t pretend to be Beethoven or Beatles… and that’s perfectly OK.

The club’s patrons paid little focused attention to the duo, spending more time dancing with their overpriced bottles at tables versus squeezing in the small space adjacent to the DJ booth. The girl’s beats took their rightful place as the background noise to the club’s collective dance party.

Nervo’s next strange career turn will occur on July 16 when they hit the road with Britney Spears and Nicky Minaj on the Femme Fatale Tour. In a club setting like Wall, the girls ultimately serve a purpose to look pretty and keep the music flowing, seeing how that translates into performances on such a large scale should be interesting. If their resume is to be believed, Nervo will have little problem maturing their act and evolving into the next EDM crossover mega stars.

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Review, Photos and Video by Adam McCormick

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