Nerm

Nerm


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Nerm

Title
Music Production, Performance, Broadcast, Consultant, Music Supervisor
Bio
My name is Nerm. I do a bunch of stuff to do with music.

I started off as a resident DJ at Ministry Of Sound in Birmingham, was the headline DJ with international club night Swaraj, and was the front man for an electro punk band called Charged.

I founded Shiva Soundsystem in 2000 with musicians performing in my DJ sets. This then turned into an organisation with a large warehouse HQ in Hackney that ran loads of clubnights and a record label. We’ve toured India every year since 2002 and played Glastonbury Festival since 2000.

I do a bunch of presenting and DJing on the radio. I always mix the tracks on my shows live, across genres, while I talk. I enjoy the rush. My weekly alternative music show was Electro East on the BBC Asian Network which started in 2006. I stood in on the flagship music show Friction for a few months while Bobby Friction was away and Nihal’s daytime debate show for the station.

As part of In New DJs We Trust on Radio 1, I co-hosted with Shiva Soundsystem cohort D-Code. As well as our slot we stood in for Mary Anne Hobbs for a few shows and Ras Kwame. We also hosted the Drum & Bass Mix Show on 1Xtra. We jumped on Annie Mac’s show a couple of times too. One of those was live from Glastonbury. Nerm & D-Code vs Zane Lowe was a live soundclash on Radio 1 that kicked off.

My other TV stuff involves presenting for MTV India, BBC 2 and, randomly, appearing on Richard and Judy. I’ve hosted a ton of stuff including, even more randomly, The Big Dance at Trafalgar Square and worked with BBC Blast to present and hold workshops teaching kids how to DJ. I also hosted a Q&A session at the British Music Experience.

I’ve written a few things. Columns in international publications about alternative music and culture, blogged for the BBC and had pieces in Time Out and The Independent.

I’ve moved into feature films more extensively since 2010, initially as a Music Consultant for a film from the director of Kidulthood, Menhaj Huda, called Everywhere and Nowhere, and now onto other projects.

I have popped up on BBC 6Music, mixing even more diametrically opposed forms of music together, mainly on the 6Mix alongside fellow residents Groove Armada, Erol Alkan, Andrew Weatherall, Tiga, Ben Watt and guests DJ Shadow and Thom Yorke.

I am a consultant for a various organisations and I’m deeply into music technology through the friends I’ve made over the years.
Website
Expertise
radio, record labels, music production / mastering, music composition, broadcasting, djing
Interests
punk, breakbeat, dnb, garage, classical, world music
Location
London, UK

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Cyndi Cook submitted media.

Down in the Valley by Cyndi Cresswell Cook

Nerm

Well produced, mixed and balanced. Catchy riffs and lyrics. Really like it. Still feel that your songs would work well on BBC 6Music radio. 

Cyndi Cook submitted media.

Pre Op Mama by Cyndi CresswellCook

Nerm

Love the song as I said! The video is cute - great de online stuff but it doesn't feel as virally sticky as it could be. A good reference would be anything by Third Man Records (as I think I mentioned before) 

I love the song and would have loved to see a stronger video. 

Cyndi Cook submitted media.

Air Guitar MASTER 1 06292016 01 by Cyndi Cresswell Cook

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I felt the vocals were lost in the mix somewhat. Also, I'm not sure if it was because of the mix placement or not, but they sounded a touch off-key and jarred with the instrumentation rather than work as a single unit. 

The composition and musicianship is great.  

Cyndi Cook submitted media.

Pre Op Momma in Striped Pajamas by Cyndi Cresswell Cook

Nerm

Really well produced, great lyrics, strong voice. Sent it to Third Man Records yet? Also Lauren Laverne at BBC 6 Music might be into this

Sherry-Lynn Lee submitted media.

Forget by Sherry-Lynn Lee

Nerm

Beautiful track, I really like the mix down, the vocals and the production. The lyrics are wonderful. I'd love to hear more - the track is also incredibly versatile inthat I can imagine it being synced, on the radio and as a popular song. It may have difficulty standing apart from a lot of similar great songs out there, but I like it a lot. 

Pedro Meirelles submitted media.

Nostalgia by Pedro Meirelles

Nerm

This is beautiful. I can see this in several films and commercials. Deserves to be everywhere. Very well produced, composed and performed. 

Chris Euton submitted media.

Scented Secrets (new 2013 mix) by ADeight (Chris Euton) / DIgital Dlumber Party

Nerm

Great track, really atmospheric without being pretentious. Like it a lot. 

Max Rosengren Falk submitted media.

Nerm

Great epic feel. Not really my cup of tea to broadcast or play our but awesome driving music. Would love to hear more

Matthew Kratz submitted media.

Nerm

Love the video, vocals and synths. My cynical Brit side isn't sure about the drums though. The dubsteppy, half time programming sounds a little dated to my Limey ears. However I'm sure that US audiences will love it. 

Max Rosengren Falk submitted media.

Nerm

Loved the song. The video's not really for me. 

State.com submitted media.

Nerm

I guess being know for something else before you get "personal" on posts and expect people to care?

Chris McGarry submitted media.

Mind of a Beast by The Glitch Mob

Nerm

The track's incredibly well produced - I love the glitched up section in the middle! The video is excellent. I think that my personal tastes have moved on from the 'bigger' Dubstep snares and synth lines but they still have an army of fans here in the UK! Having said that, I'm sensing things moving away from that on the underground side of things here.