Rapper, producer, singer, emcee, engineer: Brisbane young gun Nerve wears many hats, and he wears them with confidence. Nerve spent his early days rapping over boom-bap beats, then delving into the world of grime where he spat comfortably in viral cyphers alongside legends like Alex Jones, Fraksha and Diem. In 2017, he released his collaborative ‘Nightshift’ EP with fellow up-and-comer Wombat, an all-out grime assault which established Nerve as one of the country’s most proficient emcees.
2018 album ‘Sober’ saw Nerve once again flex his lyrical talents over murky throwback instrumentals, and included the underground hit ‘Where You Been’ featuring ChillinIt. In 2019, Nerve stepped into a different realm with his ‘Mumma’s Boy’ EP, with lead single ‘Sunday Roast’ was added to high rotation on triple j. That was followed by Nerve’s biggest national tour yet, as well as sets at Listen Out, Falls Festival and BIGSOUND; adding to an already impressive live portfolio that includes shows with rap legends like Method Man and G-Unit, as well as local heavyweights like Kerser and Triple One.
Nerve was named the #4 most played artist on triple j Unearthed for 2019, and finished the year with an official remix for English emcee Aitch, teaming up with Hooligan Hefs for an Australian take on the UK #1 single ‘Taste.’ 2020 has seen Nerve prove his versatility with even more flair, as evidenced by his pop-laced single ‘Hopscotch’ which was added to triple j rotation. He’s also appeared on the official remix of underground drill hit ‘Showtime’ with Swish Music, as well as the bass-heavy ‘Geekin’ with electronic stars Just A Gent and Yvng Jalapeno, released via Steve Aoki’s global imprint, Dim Mak.