THE CUFF: Nerm, Live on Radio 6 (sitting in for Gilles Peterson) between 15:00 – 18:00 / TODAY

Originally from Birmingham, Nerm cut his teeth in the clubs of our fair city; including residencies at Frequency and Ministry of Sound.

Moving down the M40 in the late 90’s, Nerm established Shiva Soundsystem along with DJ/producer D-Code. And through a series of East London warehouse parties, and Shiva Soundsytem’s own record label, celebrated an eclectic range of breaks, beats, drum & bass and dubstep.

Picked up by the BBC in 2008, through the ‘In New DJs We Trust’ showcase, Nerm has worked across the network ever since; including co-broadcasts with Zane Lowe and Annie Mac, standing in for Mary Anne Hobbs and Ras Kwame, and his ‘Electro East’ series for the BBC Asian Network.

Nerm‘s DJing has seen him performed around the world; including several tours of Asia and a slot at Glastonbury festival.

Whilst his production portfolio includes various original and remixed tracks, alongside two full length albums: ‘India One’ & ‘Phasmatis in Machina’ – released on Shiva Soundsystem Recordings.

Nerm has also written and presented two documentaries; ‘Out Of Africa’ and ‘Me and My Swastika’, and is a Music Consultant for films from Kidulthood director Mehnaj Huda.

Nerm stands in for Gilles Peterson on Radio 6 today, between 15:00 – 18:00

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**Nerm’s festival soundtrack**

With one of the most eclectic record collections in Britain, Nerm has suggested a track for each festival we’re highlighting.

So, if you want audio accompaniment on your way to/from/over the fence at the Larmer Tree Festival, try listening to this:

Roots Manuva – ‘Witness’ (Modeselektor’s Troublemaker Remix)