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 specializing in underground house and hip hop, founded in 1991.[1]

As of February 2022, Nervous is releasing several house and techno tracks on a weekly basis. The label also is involved in producing nightclub events at many prominent venues around New York, including The Brooklyn Mirage, Superior Ingredients, and The Brooklyn Monarch. DJ Magazine[2] states that the label's cartoon character logo is an iconic record label logo in the music industry.[3]

Mike Weiss is co-founder, along with his father, Sam Weiss.[4][5] Sam Weiss was also the founder and president of the Disco Era imprint, Sam Records. Mike Weiss graduated from Stanford University in 1983 with a BA, Syracuse University Law School in 1986 with a JD, and the Newhouse School of Communications in 1986 with an MFA in Film.[6]

Nervous has released music from many of the legendary producers in dance music, including Masters At Work, Armand Van Helden, Todd Terry, Frankie Knuckles, and David Morales. Nervous also released three albums that are considered some of the most essential releases in the hip hop genre, including "Enta Da Stage" by Black Moon, "Dah Shinin' by Smif-N-Wessun, and "Real Ting" by Mad Lion.

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  1. ^ Middleton, Ryan. "Magnetic Mix 165 + Interview: Nervous Records Co-Founder Mike Weiss 30-Year Anniversary Mix". Magnetic Magazine. Retrieved 2022-03-22.
  2. ^ "Nervous Records: 30 years of New York's pioneering house label". 2021-11-18. Retrieved 2022-03-22.
  3. ^ "22 Iconic New York Music Logos Explained". Retrieved 2022-03-22.
  4. ^ "Billboard". 1995-08-26.
  5. ^ Havelock Nelson (26 Aug 1995). "Nervous Keeps To The Cutting Urban Edge". Billboard. pp. 12, 21.
  6. ^ "In Interview with Mike Weiss". 6AM. 2019-01-23. Retrieved 2022-03-22.

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