Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Deny All

Bettie Serveert - Deny All

Dutch indie rockers Bettie Serveert have been a SIART fave since they first appeared on the scene with Palomine in 1992. I fell in love with the sultry tone of singer Carol van Dyk and her band's brand of rock, tough as nails one moment and soft and vulnerable the next. Over the years they've honed their style, trying a few new things along the way. On March 23rd their new album Pharmacy of Love hits US stores via Second Motion Records. The band has decided to get back to the basics and Pharmacy of Love captures the kind of raw, contagious energy that has long characterized Bettie Serveert's live shows, a collection of songs that are by turns raucous, shimmering & shiver-inducing as they examine the vagaries of life and love. Deny All is the first single (from their new iTunes ep) and is blisteringly good!


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Friday, February 12, 2010

Funky Friday Under The Influence

Today SIART celebrates the work of Dave Wrangler, remixer and mashup master. He has been sending me his stuff for a couple of years now, and has been a regular part of funky Fridays. He has just compiled 18 tracks of original remixes and mashups of acts such as The xx, Daft Punk, The Whitest Boy Alive, Beastie Boys, Slim Thug, Ghostland Observatory, Notorious B.I.G., Kim Zolciak, YACHT and more. He has made the whole lot available for you to enjoy - you can download tracks from his website or from his Soundcloud or nab the whole thing as a zip file. Here are a few of my personal Wrangler favorites...

Animal Collective - My Girls (Dave Wrangler Remix)
Outkast vs. Royksopp - Rosa Parks Eple (Dave Wrangler Remix)
Deeelite - Groove Is In The Heart (Dave Wrangler Remix)
M.I.A. - Paper Planes (Dave Wrangler Remix)
Lil Mama - Lipgloss (Dave Wrangler Remix)
TV On The Radio - Staring At The Sun (Dave Wrangler Remix)
Herbie Hancock - Rockit (Dave Wrangler Remix)

Follow Dave Wrangler on Twitter / listen to Dave Wrangler on Hypem

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Kraftwerk - Numbers
Today was inventory day at work. That meant there were seemingly endless stacks of stuff, all needing counting and computing. Suffice it to say that this little ditty by the Teutonic math nerds fits the bill perfectly, and gives you, the reader, a bit of insight into what the inside of my head sounds like today.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Friday, February 05, 2010

Funky Friday/ Straight Outta The Inbox

Time to clear out a bunch of e-mails. There is some tasty African stuff from a couple of Strut Records compilations, some new Poirier and Bonobo from NinjaTune, a couple of remixes by SirBilly and Decalicious, and an oldie from Killing Joke from a new compilation. Then there are a couple of tasty items from the personal collection to round off the funk for your Friday...

DJ Cam - Success
Poirier - Marathon
Steele Beauttah - Africa
Q-Tip - Breathe And Stop
Killing Joke - Almost Red
Happy Mondays - Loose Fix
Bran Van 3000 - Supermodel
S. Piliso & His Super Seven - Kuya Hanjwa
Bonobo - The Keeper (Grasscut Bitter Peace Remix)
Late of the Pier - The Enemy Are The Future (Decalicious Edit)
B.E.F. feat. Billy MacKenzie - The Secret Life Of Arabia (SirBilly Dub Edit)

Monday, February 01, 2010


I love me some Sergio Mendes. I like the '60s stuff and the '70s stuff - the '80s saw him lose the Brazilian plot and turn to boring MOR schlock. Now don't get me wrong - I do occasionally enjoy some MOR schlock - just not Sergio's. Now if we're talking about some bass slapping, funky goodness like Mozambique I'm all over it. Groovy beats + funktastic bass + chanting = delicious!

Sergio Mendes & The New Brasil '77 - Mozambique