Servo Newsletter Interview
13 Nov 2005 // An interview by Shade
Another cutting edge artist from the Hit Your Head Music label. SERVO is a punk/rap MC from Napier who has been doing shows since about a year ago. SERVO has put out an album titled 'Ron Giorgi Park' which is a mix of 80's style drum beats, pop-syth bass and rap delivered hard edge punk vocals.
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day?
I'll choose three... 1 - The Clerics, noise traps band from Hamilton, they're the next Scribe. 2 - Tempo 38, that's my band and we kick ass hard out. and 3 - anything on Wax Museum Records, with the exception of Mike Crook.
Who would you most like to tour with?
Skrewdriver feat. SERVO
Geto Boyz feat. SERVO
What is your most embarrassing concert moment?
Don't really have any, I make a point of getting pissed before a show to increase my chances but so far no blow outs. I came close at one gig...was doin' a set at my mates wedding and the best man reckoned I was was too pissed so he switched off my beats and told me to get off, I took his beer and pushed him off the stage then finished my set, it (Servo)seems to be a love/hate thing.
What are you planning on doing during the next year?
Will be putting out another record early next year on Hit Your Head Music & Wax Museum Records. It will probably be an EP, 4 or 5 tracks and maybe with a band, do a video, and a trip to the hot pools in Taupo would be sweet.
How did you come up with the name Servo?
What is in your CD collection at home?
Ice Cube, Morbid Angel, 4 Skins, Herbs, Tough, WHAM!, GG Allin, OMC and Elvis.
What advice would you give other budding musicians/bands?
It's better to do something 'shit' that's good for what it is than to try and do something 'good' that doesn't cut it.
Servo is the solo project of Alec Withers (Big Blue Blanket, Tempo 38) which is basically your modern day MC act minus the DJ and the sponsored "Bling”.
Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for SERVO
MC service deals in 80's style drum beats, pop synth-bass with rap delivered punk rock style vocals. Along with these wandering labels Servo has also been dubbed "The Hardcore of Hip Hop" or "Scum Hop" which is actually bullshit.
Bio courtesy of Hit Your Head Music