Aussie twins NERVO (Liv and Mim) have made quite a name for themselves as one of the most-sought-after DJ duos in dance music. They’ve written hit songs for some of the biggest artists in the business (Ke$ha, David Guetta, Kylie Minogue) and spent their summer as an opening act on Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale Tour .
Now it’s their turn to step up to the mic. Last month, the sister duo dropped “We’re All No One,” the first single they’ve released through Astralwerks/EMI and the first major-label release on which the girls show off their vocal skills.
The song, which features superstar DJs Afrojack and Steve Aoki, may seem like a departure for the girls, but fear not NERVO fans: That’s how they planned it.
“We really wanted our first record through Astralwerks to be different to everything that we’ve done for other artists,” Mim explained. “And we also wanted the collaboration aspect to be with the people within our family.”
Last week, the video for “We’re All No One,” directed by DJ Skeet, premiered on MTVu and MTV’s new dance-music hour, “Clubland,” and on Monday, the girls stopped by MTV News’ studio to talk about the finished product.
“It was kind of scary because it was the first-ever video that we’ve been in, so we didn’t know what to expect,” Mim said. “But in the end, there was a little bit of back-and-forth — ‘Can we change this?’ ‘Can we do this?’ — but we are happy with the end result.”
This carefree video features the girls hanging out with their friends, cruising the streets on their bikes and in cars, and finishing it all off with a late-night pool party. It seems like the perfect way to spend a laid-back summer day, but according to these girls, looks can be deceiving.
“It was so boiling,” Liv said of the extreme heat during the shoot. “It must have been like, I’m not really good with Fahrenheit, but it must have been like 130 [degrees] or something in that car.”
Mim added, “In the car was unbearable. Not unbearable, almost unbearable because there was no air-conditioning, obviously because it was an old car, and we were shooting at a time of day when it was quite warm.”
The girls weren’t the only ones that suffered in the heat: Both Afrojack and Steve Aoki made cameos in the video as well.
“We’re like, ‘Guys, can you be in the video?’ ” Liv recalled. “And we wanted it to be something that they would be comfortable doing.
Like a cameo role, but not them DJing because we all DJ, and none of us are actors. But Steve did an amazing job as the actor in the department store, and Afrojack is just really cool driving a car. It suits him.”
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