Label Spotlight #020 - Nurvous Records
Sub-label to the mighty Nervous Records, one of the longest-standing independent labels in the US (home to the likes of Mood II Swing, Armand Van Helden and Byron Stingily (amongst others), Nurvous began life in the May of 2011 as an outlet for quality demos coming in from fresh new talent that didn’t necessarily fit the Nervous mould.
Now almost 6 years old, the Nurvous imprint has become a taste-making label in its own right, housing a multitude of cutting-edge House talent including Krystal Klear, Get To Know, Louie Vega, Purple Disco Machine & Robosonic, Vanilla Ace and Lee Walker.
We caught up with the boss Andrew Salsano to award them our label spotlight this week..
Tell us a bit about what’s coming up for the label
Coming up for the label, over the past 18 months or so, Louie Vega has remixed some of the great Disco classics of our SAM Records catalog which have gone on to see great success in both sales and club play. In 2018, Louie will be putting together a full album of SAM Records titles in which he will remix or re-make some of the titles, we are beyond excited for this project.
Your best moment so far working at the label / best project to work on to date?
The best moments at the label happen often, mostly when records start breaking beyond the normal barrier of entry and end up being heavily supported on Radio, go top 5 (especially #1) on dance shops, and if they are heavily supported across the board in the clubs by many different big name DJs.
If you could have signed any record in the world for the label, what would it have been and why?
probably Touch Sensitive – Pizza Guy. Everything about the record is perfect, it’s one of my favorites and I still listen to it often.
What do you look for when signing a record for Nurvous? Any tips for budding producers looking to get signed to the label?
What we look for is originality in records. That might be a bit broad sounding but you can tell right away when a Producer knows what they are doing, and it’s even better if they are doing it in such a way where they combine sounds from multiple genres and make it “their own”.