Mike Weiss has grown up in the music industry, as his father was a distributor of 12″ records in New York City in the 60′s and 70′s, and also started one of the great disco labels Sam Records. While he went to law school and initially sarted out being a lawyer by profession, it was very natural for him to start going out to clubs after he was finished with law school, and also to introduce himself and form friendships with DJ’s. In the late 80′s and early 90′s New York was in a very creative moment with fresh tracks coming from Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Roger S, Todd Terry, Armand Van Helden and many others. So from there the inspiration to start an independent label in New York known as Nervous Records.
At the Amsterdam Dance Event we had the opportunity to meet him and to ask him few things about his new releases and projects.
Here is our short interview:
We are here in Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Dance Event 21st edition, what do you think about it?
Oh it’s very exciting. It’s great to see people that I’ve been knowing from the past for many years and seeing new producers, that’s really good too.
Do you have any projects in your pipeline? Would you like to talk about it?
One very exciting project with Hector Romero, a great New Yorker Deejay for the Def Mix camp and there is a lot of great soulful house and tech house tracks, a lot of exclusives and new productions, very big projects for 2017 and also we’re also releasing a special vinyl for Nervous 25 years and it is coming out in two weeks, with track from Mood II Swing, Master at Work, Todd Terry, really a bunch of legendary producers.
Oh amazing, very interesting! Congratulations and good luck! So one last thing, we’re launching our new underground magazine and radio, can you wish us good luck?
Oh for you?
Yes to House of Frankie.
Oh a great wish to House of Frankie! At anytime there is a new format, a new platform for this kind of music is always good. Are you from Italy? Well Italy has always been a great home for House music, I know people they’ll love it and that’s very receptive, so good luck!
Thank you to Mike Weiss, thank you so much!