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From a prominent member of Indo-punk band Charged to headline DJ in the Swaraj roster, Nerm has been on the alternative Asian music scene for years. Forever challenging what was accepted as 'Asian' music and art, Nerm's signature was to mix anything, to bring out the punk in most forms of music and rock dance floor across the world.

Formed in 2000 out of musicians collaborating with Nerm's DJ sets, Shiva Soundsystem is now an organisation based in East London that boasts DJs, producers, musicians, designers and behind the scenes staff. The original aim was to provide something different than the usual British Asian or 'Urban' Pop and R&B.

Everything done now is about an alternative representation, not just of British Asians but the UK itself, a nation that has provided a rich musical landscape. The main passion is the music that the UK gave birth to from alternative Rock (Punk) to alternative Dance (Drum & Bass).

Nerm has performed at the most prestigious events and venues from Fabric & Glastonbury in the UK, to large scale international tours across India and the USA. He also runs regular club nights and a record label in London with Shiva Soundsystem.

Nerm aims to add his passion, vision and most of all his love of music to the BBC Asian Network's bold new direction for Saturday nights.

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