Nervous Records (US)

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Nervous Records
  • Sam Weiss
  • Mike Weiss
Country of originU.S.
LocationNew York City
Official websiteNervous Records

Nervous Records is an American record label, of underground house and hip hop, founded in 1991. Noted for early productions by notables including Armand Van Helden, Mood II Swing, Masters At Work and Josh Wink. With its hip hop division Wreck Records, the label released a string of albums that are considered essential additions to any comprehensive hip hop collection. These include Black Moon "Enta Da Stage," Smif-n-Wessun "Dah Shinin'" and Mad Lion "Real Ting."

Currently Nervous is still actively releasing several house and techno releases on a weekly basis. The label also is involved in producing some of the biggest nightclub events with artists including Oscar G., Chus & Ceballos and DJ Boris.

Mike Weiss is co-founder along with his father, Sam Weiss, who himself was a founder of noted 1970s–1980s disco record label, SAM Records. Mike Weiss graduated from Stanford University in 1983 with a degree in economics, and from Syracuse University School of Law with a JD in 1986, and from Syracuse University Newhouse School of Communications with an MFA in 1986.[1][2]




Funkmaster Flex


Nervous Records also has many sub-labels, which include the following:

  • Disco Dolly
  • Nervous Chill
  • Nervous Dog Records
  • Nervous Old Skool
  • Nurvous Records
  • Ricanstruction Records
  • Sorted Records
  • Strapped Records
  • Weeded
  • Wreck Records

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  2. ^ Havelock Nelson (26 Aug 1995). "Nervous Keeps To The Cutting Urban Edge". Billboard. pp. 12, 21.

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