Nervous Records is a New York City record label of underground house music 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. Arguably, the best selling and most popular artist on the label is Kim English. When Nervous started back in 1991, our focus was East Coast house music. There were a couple other hot NYC labels like Strictly Rhythm, Nugroove, Emotive and Maxi at the time. This was a great time for this genre, and the labels were thriving. When Ministry of Sound first opened in 1992, they had flags in the club celebrating all the New York labels. The concept of combining soulful, flavorful beats with old disco samples was still fresh. And the top producers in the game, like Kenny Dope, Louie Vega and Todd Terry, were “breaking off beats” for their friends, and these beats when pressed on wax would sell over 10,000 copies. (Of course, even the “friends” had to pay big money to get these beats). Nervous had its share of hits during this time, but it had one big asset that the other labels did not share….an amazing logo. Out of the box, the Nervous logo became a staple of the European club scene, plastered on t-shirts, caps, pants, dj bags, even undergarments!